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Saturday, February 20, 2016

The First Hostage: A J.B. Collins Novel

Joel C. Rosenberg is a New York Times best-selling and award-winning author of 10 novels and 5 non-fiction books with more than 3 million copies sold.  He is also the Founder and Chairman of The Joshua Fund, a non-profit and charitable organization he and his wife launched in 2006 to mobilize Christians to "bless Israel and her neighbors in the name of Jesus".

Joel and his wife have 4 sons and live in Israel and the United States.  You can connect with Joel through his website found at or on Twitter @joelcrosenberg. Joel also blogs at

What if the Islamic State captured the most valuable hostage in history?

"The president of the United missing."

With these words, New York Times foreign correspondent J. B. Collins - reporting from the scene of a devastating attack by ISIS terrorists on an Arab-Israeli peace summit in Amman - puts the entire world on high alert. Israeli and Palestinian leaders are critically injured.  Jordan's king is fighting for the very existence of his kingdom.  And the U.S. president is missing and presumed captured.

As the U.S. government faces a constitutional crisis and Collins finds himself becomes a wanted man, he finds himself in the thick of the hunt for the president.  Can the leader of the free world be rescued before the leaders of ISIS commit genocide to usher in the global reign of their Islamic messiah?  The fate of the world may depend on it.

My Thought:
I've been hearing about Rosenberg's books for quite some time now, but I've never read one of his novels until The First Hostage.  The book was written as if it could have been ripped straight from the headlines on the evening news.  As a matter of fact, the book was kind of eerie to read.
The First Hostage is fast-paced and gripping beginning with the very first page and leaves the reader breathless with the last.  Rosenberg gives his readers an in-living-color view of the life of a reporter in the middle of the action and shines a bright light on the real threat that faces our country in real life. This is not a book to be missed and it will not be my last by Rosenberg to read.  He has a solid pulse on one of our nation's greatest threats.  Rosenberg's voice should be heard.

*I received a complimentary copy of the book from the publisher, Tyndale, for the purpose of this review.  All opinions are my own.

Happy Reading Ya'll,