BREAKING NEWS: Jordan captures ISIS cell plotting “massive” terror attack on the kingdom. News comes as White House announces VP Pence will soon visit Jordan as well as Egypt and Israel.

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Jan 092018
 

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Jordanian intelligence and security officials have just announced that they recently captured a cell of 17 Islamic State operatives allegedly plotting to launch catastrophic attacks to destabilize the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

The dramatic series of arrests were actually made in November and are only now being made public.

The news of the disruption of the chilling and “massive” ISIS plot comes just as the White House announced that Vice President Mike Pence is coming to the epicenter this month and will visit not only Egypt and Israel but Jordan, as well. Counter-terrorism will be a key element of the V.P.’s policy agenda.

Let me just say as someone who has traveled to Jordan at least ten times over the past decade — including four times in the past eighteen months — I’m deeply encouraged (and relieved) that Jordanian officials identified the plot and were able to deal with it decisively. Indeed, I shudder to think what might have happened had ISIS been able to carry through with their plans. The King, whom I regard as America’s most faithful Sunni Arab ally and a highly effective leader in the on-going fight against Radical and Apocalyptic Islamism, deserves a great deal of credit for maintaining such an impressive level of stability that has clearly eluded Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya and other countries in the region.

Readers of my most recent trilogy of novels — The Third Target, The First Hostage, and Without Warning — know that these political thrillers imagine a scenario in which ISIS conspirators plot to assassinate King Abdullah II, attack and destroy the official palace in Amman, and then overthrow the monarchy and enslave all of Jordan under the black flags of Radical — even Apocalyptic — Islamist rule. I pray regularly that such a worst case scenario never comes to pass. Yet this latest news shows that ISIS remains intent on seizing Jordan for the forces of darkness.

This is the novel series that the King began to read in January of 2016. Yet rather than banning me from his kingdom, His Majesty invited my wife and me to come visit with him and his generals and intelligence and security officials  in one of the most fascinating trips we have ever been a part of. This led, in turn, to the opportunity to bring a delegation of Christian leaders to visit Jordan last November to meet with senior Jordanian security and diplomatic officials, and to have a working lunch with King Abdullah last November. While there, we discussed a wide range of issues, including how to strengthen the U.S.-Jordanian alliance, how to help Jordan in its counter-terrorism efforts, how to help Jordan care for the two million-plus Syrian and Iraqi refugees that have flooded their country, and how best to move the Arab-Israeli peace process forward.

There have been significant strains in the U.S.-Jordanian relationship since President Trump’s December announcement about Jerusalem. The King and most Jordanians — including most Jordanian Christians — see the Jerusalem issue very differently than most Americans, and most American Evangelicals. The core of the strategic alliance is quite solid in my view, but there are challenges that need to be addressed.

Let us pray that the conversations between Mr. Pence and the King are not only candid but constructive and help advance both the alliance and the prospects for lasting regional peace. Let us also continue to pray for the Jordanian government and people that the kingdom remains solid, secure and at peace. Jordan is a vital ally, and we need her to be strong and prosperous.

To read more, here are links to some of the major news stories:

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> To pre-order a copy of The Kremlin Conspiracy (which releases March 6th), please click here.

> To order copies of the new mass market paperbacks of the J.B. Collins novels — my trilogy about ISIS plotting attacks on the U.S., Israel, Jordan and Egypt — please click here.


Special sale on my political thriller, “The Third Target.” The e-book is available for only $1.99 for the next few days.

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Jan 092018
 

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Today begins a two day period when you can purchase the e-book version of The Third Target for only $1.99. 

This remarkable deal — 88% off the list price — will last through Wednesday the 10th.

This is the first in my J.B. Collins series of novels about a New York Times foreign correspondent on the hunt for the leader of the Islamic State and reporting on ISIS’s plans to launch genocidal attacks against the U.S., Israel, Jordan and Egypt. It was followed by two more novels in the trilogy — The First Hostage and Without Warning.

Then, on Thursday through Saturday, the e-book price for The Third Target will still be low, but not quite that low — available for a mere $2.99. Please order today to take full benefit of this incredible deal.

Meanwhile, you can also now pre-order my next political thriller — The Kremlin Conspiracy — before it releases on March 6th.

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> To pre-order a copy of The Kremlin Conspiracy (which releases March 6th), please click here.

> To order copies of the new mass market paperbacks of the J.B. Collins novels — my trilogy about ISIS plotting attacks on the U.S., Israel, Jordan and Egypt — please click here.


The first review of “The Kremlin Conspiracy,” has just been published. “Rosenberg cranks up the suspense, delivering his most stunning, high-stakes thriller yet.” [Novel set for March 6th release.]

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Jan 042018
 

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(Jerusalem, Israel) — The first review of my forthcoming political thriller was published this week on the website known as, “The Real Book Spy,” which covers all things related to spy novels and political thrillers. And I’m glad to say they liked it.

The Kremlin Conspiracy is the first of my new series of novels about former U.S. Secret Service Agent Marcus Ryker. It releases in North America on March 6th. I’ll be posting details on the launch and book tour soon.

(And I’m happy to note that this week I began writing the next novel in this series.) 

Here are excerpts from editor Ryan Steck’s featured review:

Rosenberg cranks up the suspense, delivering his most stunning, high-stakes thriller yet.

Aspiring authors should take note of Rosenberg’s deftly plotted story and first-rate character development — he puts on a clinic for how to introduce and bring along new characters. Some readers, especially early on, may find the plot moving a tad slower than his past books, but that’s clearly by design. Rosenberg meticulously builds the necessary foundation for later on, and, when you least expect it, he yanks the rug out from underneath you.

This is Joel C. Rosenberg at his absolute best, proving yet again that he’s one of the premier novelists working in the genre today.

With his knack for writing prophetic fiction, those who want an early glimpse at what the world might look like in the very near future should pick up Joel Rosenberg’s latest thriller….Strap in and hold on tight, The Kremlin Conspiracy is a high-octane thriller that will stun readers and stay with them long after they turn the final page. 

[To read the full review,  including a concise description of the main characters and plot, please click here]

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> To pre-order a copy of The Kremlin Conspiracy (which releases March 6th), please click here.

> To order copies of the new mass market paperbacks of the J.B. Collins novels — my trilogy about ISIS plotting attacks on the U.S., Israel, Jordan and Egypt — please click here.

 


How can Christians love both Israelis & Palestinians — and bless people in five Arab countries? Here’s how The Joshua Fund has been doing it in 2017 with your help! #LoveYourNeighbor

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Dec 312017
 

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(Jerusalem, Israel) — Few things excite me as much as seeing Christians ready, willing and eager to love both Jews and Arabs in the Epicenter.

I love seeing believers who have a “both/and” vision — people who understand and embrace what the Bible teaches from Genesis through Revelation: that God truly and deeply loves Israel and her Arab neighbors, and that the Church must, too.

And that’s why I love The Joshua Fund, because it helps Christians in North America and around the world show their love in a real and practical way. Similar to a venture capital fund, TJF comes alongside small but growing congregations and ministries and invests in them – with encouragement, with prayer, and, when appropriate, with financial resources – allowing them to plant more seeds and bear more fruit.

>> Would you like to make a year-end, tax deductible investment in the work of The Joshua Fund today before midnight? Please click to give securely online. Thanks and God bless you for blessing Israel and her neighbors in the name of Jesus!

Here are some of the projects we invested in during 2017…..

SHOWING GOD’S LOVE TO POOR AND NEEDY JEWISH AND ARAB FAMILIES IN ISRAEL, THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY & FIVE NEIGHBORING ARAB COUNTRIES

  • Non-perishable food packs are provided monthly to nearly 3,000 needy families through 17 Distribution Centers operated by local congregations and ministries
  • Support and counseling for single mothers with newborn babies and needy Israeli women
  • Jewish holiday celebrations and evangelistic bus tours of Israel for Holocaust survivors and others
  • Legal support for those believers who are discriminated against, denied citizenship or persecuted because of their faith
  • Provided English language children’s Bibles among unbelieving Arabic Speakers in the West Bank
  • Enabled local congregations to stand with believers who are in dire financial need
  • A Mother’s Day evangelistic event for Arab women in the Galilee region
  • Helping local churches in Arab countries neighboring Israel offer spiritual care via Bible studies, discipleship and physical care for over 400 Iraqi and Syrian refugee families, who fled their homes to escape terrorism
  • Humanitarian relief, trauma counseling and medical aid to Iraqi, Arab, Nubian and Yazidi communities in Arab countries neighboring Israel
  • Women’s conferences, discipleship programs, Bible teaching and fellowship for women in Arab countries marginalized by violence in the Epicenter

SHOWING GOD’S LOVE BY EQUIPPING AND ENCOURAGING THE BODY OF CHRIST IN ISRAEL, THE PALESTINAN AUTHORITY & FIVE NEIGHBORING ARAB COUNTRIES

  • Distribution of Hebrew, Arabic and Russian language audio Bibles
  • Retreats and conferences that provided Bible study and encouragement for Jewish/Arab pastors and ministry leaders, young people and underprivileged segments of the body of believers
  • Undergirded the production and staff support for key Hebrew and Arabic evangelistic videos
  • Media efforts using compelling personal testimonies from Arabic speakers in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza
  • Gathering of Jewish and Arab believing youth to encourage the study of the Word of God and worship
  • Support and national training for evangelistic work among both Jews and Arabs
  • Educational support for training and equipping young Israeli believers to attend Bible school
  • Arabic language Bible teaching radio broadcasts into the West Bank

Please visit our website to read the full 2017 Donor Report, and to learn more about the work of The Joshua Fund and how you can get involved.

Thanks so much, God bless you, and Happy New Year!

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Would you make a generous year-end donation to The Joshua Fund? Come help us strengthen the Church & proclaim the Good News of God’s love in Israel & the Arab Middle East. Thank you!

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Dec 272017
 

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(Jerusalem, Israel) — My wife, Lynn, and I founded The Joshua Fund in the summer of 2006, and working with this team to strengthen the Church in the Middle East to be a blessing to those poor in resources and poor in spirit is one of the deepest joys of our lives.

We think of The Joshua Fund (TJF) like a venture capital fund. TJF comes alongside small but growing and promising congregations and ministries in Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and five neighboring Arab countries (Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt) and invest in them – with encouragement, with prayer, and, when appropriate, with financial resources – allowing them to plant more seeds and bear more fruit.

God has blessed TJF with a wonderful board of directors and staff — but it’s your faithful prayers and generous financial support that truly allows us to invest in God’s Kingdom work to make an eternal impact. Thank you so much for all your help. 

Whether you’re a regular donor, or someone just learning about The Joshua Fund, here are just a few of the projects we have invested in during 2017. To learn more, please read the full 2017 Donor Report.

And please prayerfully consider making a generous, tax-deductible, year-end investment in this special ministry!

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SHOWING GOD’S LOVE TO POOR AND NEEDY JEWISH AND ARAB FAMILIES IN ISRAEL, THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY & FIVE NEIGHBORING ARAB COUNTRIES

  • Non-perishable food packs are provided monthly to nearly 3,000 needy families through 17 Distribution Centers operated by local congregations and ministries
  • Support and counseling for single mothers with newborn babies and needy Israeli women
  • Jewish holiday celebrations and evangelistic bus tours of Israel for Holocaust survivors and others
  • Legal support for those believers who are discriminated against, denied citizenship or persecuted because of their faith
  • Provided English language children’s Bibles among unbelieving Arabic Speakers in the West Bank
  • Enabled local congregations to stand with believers who are in dire financial need
  • A Mother’s Day evangelistic event for Arab women in the Galilee region
  • Helping local churches in Arab countries neighboring Israel offer spiritual care via Bible studies, discipleship and physical care for over 400 Iraqi and Syrian refugee families, who fled their homes to escape terrorism
  • Humanitarian relief, trauma counseling and medical aid to Iraqi, Arab, Nubian and Yazidi communities in Arab countries neighboring Israel
  • Women’s conferences, discipleship programs, Bible teaching and fellowship for women in Arab countries marginalized by violence in the Epicenter

SHOWING GOD’S LOVE BY EQUIPPING AND ENCOURAGING THE BODY OF CHRIST IN ISRAEL, THE PALESTINAN AUTHORITY & FIVE NEIGHBORING ARAB COUNTRIES

  • Distribution of Hebrew, Arabic and Russian language audio Bibles
  • Retreats and conferences that provided Bible study and encouragement for Jewish/Arab pastors and ministry leaders, young people and underprivileged segments of the body of believers
  • Undergirded the production and staff support for key Hebrew and Arabic evangelistic videos
  • Media efforts using compelling personal testimonies from Arabic speakers in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza
  • Gathering of Jewish and Arab believing youth to encourage the study of the Word of God and worship
  • Support and national training for evangelistic work among both Jews and Arabs
  • Educational support for training and equipping young Israeli believers to attend Bible school
  • Arabic language Bible teaching radio broadcasts into the West Bank

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Mr. Pence’s high-stakes trip to Egypt. (My new column for The Jerusalem Post.)

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Dec 182017
 

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Rarely does a vice presidential trip carry high stakes for the future of US foreign policy. But all eyes will be on Mike Pence next week as he heads to Israel and Egypt.

The controversy over US President Donald Trump’s Jerusalem policy has significantly complicated the trip and threatens to undermine Washington’s heretofore rapidly warming relationship with its Sunni Arab allies.

It is critical that Pence not be perceived as taking a “victory lap” for the administration’s decision to recognize west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Rather, he needs to carefully listen to Arab concerns, and cast a compelling vision of how achieving true peace – with America’s help – can dramatically improve the lives of Palestinian, Egyptian, Jordanian and Israeli moms, dads and children, while respecting the passions all Muslims, Christians and Jews have for the Holy City.

It is also vital that Pence tangibly strengthen our strategic alliance with Egypt. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi is exactly the kind of friend America needs in the region and we need to help him, not undermine him.

I first met Sisi in Washington in April. I told him…. [to read the full column, please click here]

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> To pre-order a copy of The Kremlin Conspiracy (which releases March 6th), please click here.

> To order copies of the new mass market paperbacks of the J.B. Collins novels — my trilogy about ISIS plotting attacks on the U.S., Israel, Jordan and Egypt — please click here.