'Thomas James shall be his name,' the Angel says mysteriously. The world shall change because of him. Dark days lie ahead for the chosen child. In the small town of Bethel, in a time not unlike our own, a child with a great purpose is born. Years later, alienated by those around him and picked on by his peers, the awkward twelve-year-old struggles to exist after the loss of his family. A terrifying vision of a dark world to come haunts him. He sees and hears things he cannot understand. The world quickly changes before his eyes. Visited by strange messengers and surrounded by mysterious and miraculous events, Thomas fights to comprehend what is real and what is not, while trying to escape the sinister powers that be. After countless horrors, the startling revelation of who Thomas James truly is will change the lives of those around him, setting off a chain of events that could destroy, or save, them all. Inside these pages hides a treasure, just waiting to be discovered. If youve ever wondered if there is more to life or why it is we suffer, then this book will not only captivate youit may just open your eyes to a truth that could set you free. Find out what is in all of us that makes us heed The Calling. The Angel smiles curiously, There is a great truth that must be told. A wicked spirit spreads its wings and humanity is its prisonerThomas James is the key.
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The book, The Calling, by Jacob Israel is a riveting story. It is an involved narrative that has the reader looking beyond what the author has written. I found myself driven, page-after-page, to find out who is this Thomas James? Mysterious characters in the book tell us The truth will rise. And Thomas writes...What will happen when the truth is poured out on a world that is deceived?' This question is answered in stark reality. Jacob Israel is an excellent storyteller that keeps his audience captivated. I was pleasantly surprised to see, at the end of the book, that he leaves room for more adventures with Thomas. Due to Jacob's talent as a writer, I expect we will be reading more from him and l look forward to that event! --Gary Scarano--The Reach Out Book Review
Jacob Israel tells a great story in The Calling. It s thought provoking and challenging, especially to those who struggle with the question: Why is there suffering in the world? Jacob Israel paints a descriptive word picture of Thomas James and the struggles he faces during his young life. I often caught myself gasping, Oh no! because of the situations in which he found himself. The Calling takes you on a scary, heart-wrenching ride to an unexpected ending. But, Jacob Israel does a great job showing that God has a plan, though we may not understand it, all will be well if we trust that plan. --Lynn Rush--LIGHT OF TRUTH Fiction Review
The Calling, by Jacob Israel, is a thought-provoking novel that will have theologians, philosophers, literary academics and book clubs scrambling for copies and arranging for lectures by the author. The story is fantastically complex if you are willing to see beyond the written word. It ultimately delivers a simple message of strength, faith, love and humanity. The Calling truly moved me. It touched my sense of humanity and stoked my empathy. I found a piece of myself on those pages that I lost a decade ago which was unexpected but welcome. Jacob Israel is not just a great writer but also a great storyteller. There is a distinction to be made and this book illustrates it perfectly. Whether you are religious, experiencing a crisis of faith, an atheist or simply open to testing your own humanity, this book will ultimately strike a deeply personal chord with you. The truth will change you too. --Christine Shoup--Book Reviewer
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Book Description Tate Publishing, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111606048414