Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Book Review - Dead Sea Rising by Jerry B. Jenkins


Nicole Berman is an archaeologist on the brink of a world-changing discovery. During her first dig in Jordan, she believes she has found concrete evidence of a biblical patriarch that could change history books forever. But someone doesn't want the truth revealed. While urgently trying to connect pieces of an ancient puzzle, a dangerous enemy is out to stop her.


Author of more than 195 books with sales of over 70 million copies, including the best-selling Left Behind series, Jerry B. Jenkins is former vice president for publishing and former chairman of the board of trustees for the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. Jerry's writing has appeared in Time, Reader's Digest, Parade, Guideposts, and dozens of Christian periodicals. Twenty-one of his books have reached The New York Times best-seller list (seven debuting number one).

Jerry owns the Jerry Jenkins Writers Guild, through which he trains writers online.


Like so many of Jerry Jenkins books, the first sentence drew me fully into the story and kept me there until the last page. This is definitely a book that I found hard to even set down.

This is an unusual book in that you have multiple story lines that weave together and create an amazing story. As always, the words of Mr. Jenkins are so beautiful, yet concise, and you end up feeling as though you are a part of the story yourself.

Nicole Berman is the main character and she is an archaeologist who is hoping to be called to a dig in the Middle East when a family situation forces her focus away from this. Her mother has fallen but it's not clear how or why and this creates a mystery in itself. Her family is close and I love seeing the dynamics between her and her parents.

The different stories, even though they are in different time periods, do come together with purpose and make for an interesting read, in my opinion.  I also like the fact that we see real-life dilemmas in these characters lives that we, ourselves, might have to deal with. It was interesting to see them wrestle with the needs of their family versus the wants of their hearts.

If you enjoy a good story with mysterious aspects as well as taking you on a roller coaster of emotions, then you are going to love Dead Sea Rising! I absolutely loved it and can't wait for the next book of this series. I highly recommend this book and give it 5 out of 5 stars.

*This book was provided to me by Worthy Publishing. I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this book.

Blessings - Julie

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