The book paints a provocative portrait of ancient Biblical history. It is the second in the Empire of Israel series. All the books in this unique collection have received rave reviews and have achieved bestseller status.

WILMINGTON, NC, February 18, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ — Joseph Ganci, author of three bestselling books in the Empire Of Israel series, has announced that the second book in the series, ‘David, God’s Chosen Crucible’, will be available in eBook form from February 19 through February 20 at no charge at Amazon.

Set aside all that you thought you knew about the Bible. In this gripping series, Ganci weaves an epic historical tapestry, colored by insurrection, coups, and civil wars. It is a gripping and turbulent journey to the ancient world; a journey that mirrors present day headlines of Jerusalem, Gaza and the Westbank. And it is all backed up by solid research, and the frailties of the human condition in battling religions and superstitions violently wrenching power, and control.

David is every man’s man, an outlaw prophet, a man of war, and a man of God. He is a ruthless warrior, an ardent lover, skilled musician, and poet-philosopher. God sees in him the heart of a lion, the tenacity of a bear, and an ever-faithful man of action. God calls him, an unlikely and lowly shepherd boy, to become the king of the Jews and fighting prince of Israel.

David overcomes all odds in escaping every snare, evading every trap, and learns from every encounter, growing in understanding and effectiveness in the love of his Creator. He protects, defends, and enlarges the stakes of Zion, the resting place of God’s chosen people.

David reaches the pinnacle of all worldly success. He marries his soulmate and his one true love. He is the master of all that he surveys, even surpassing his imagination.

Readers will be a party to the kidnapping of David’s two wives and his ferocious battle against the shapeshifting Amalekites, and be present as he wins them back and, in doing so, captures a vast treasure trove of flocks, herds, and gold propelling him to coveted seats of power.

They will also join the battle at Mount Gilboa and the destruction of Saul and his son’s foretold by the witch of Endor and will celebrate the fall of the city of waters and the last puzzle piece needed to establish the empire of Israel.

A Kirkus review said, “Ganci writes in urgent, muscular prose that transforms the antiquated descriptions of the Bible into something closer to a fantasy novel.”

Reviewer Michael J. Carson called the book , “a brilliant retelling of all the stories about the Shepard boy who would one day become a King of Israel. Reading with all the informational value of a history textbook is deftly combined with the entertainment of an action/adventure novel.”

Christian Sia of Readers Favorite stated, “David God’s Chosen Crucible is intelligently plotted, well-researched, and expertly executed. The writing by Joseph Ganci is wonderful, and the author has the gift of filling the narrative with exciting details, describing a setting that is colorful and transports readers to biblical times.”

The eBook will be available at no charge February 19 and 20 at

All of the books are available on Amazon in e-Book and paperback versions. Audio versions of Gideon and David God’s Chosen Crucible are currently available.

Ganci takes a ground-breaking and revelatory path in his quest to bring awe-inspiring stories to life and, ultimately, to film. He believes that connecting facts is far more enchanting than loosely fitting fantasies. He works within an engaging and dramatized fiction framework that remains faithful to uphold spiritual principles while exceedingly rich in detail.

Ganci bases his work on three primary pillars:

The rock-solid cornerstone is historical biblical geography.

The creative arch is revelatory in its timing and issues.

The research is concrete and firmly rooted in customs, languages, and traditions.

Ganci fills in the blanks with rock-solid research and prophetic revelations. It is a style that has allowed him to create breakthrough approaches that are exciting and breathtaking while remaining within the limits of sound biblical teachings.

Ganci is also the creator of ‘Incredible Bible Mysteries,’ a five-part video series now available on YouTube at

Ganci believes that Old Testament revelations are the Word of God. Simultaneously, many needful details remained buried until the information age of discovery made them prominent and visible to the naked eye. These insights create a middle ground of understanding. As a dedicated and highly motivated researcher, he proposes many undiscovered nuggets of spiritual gold in the original manuscripts. He shines a new light on ancient texts and removes the black-or-white argument of the all-or-nothing question of modern-day revelations. He is adept at untangling philosophical and theological human-made knots. He allows us to look at what some consider foregone conclusions in a new light.

Readers of his bestseller, ‘Gideon: The Sound and the Glory,’ will learn about the Jewish Tabernacle, the Ark of the Covenant, the mysterious Golden Ephod, why David found himself at battle with Goliath, and much much more. This work illuminates the dark corners of scripture while engaging readers in a gripping narrative.

Joseph Ganci was honored as one of the ’50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading in the 2017 Book Awards. ‘Gideon: The Sound and the Glory’ has received rave reviews from readers and reviewers alike. A recent reviewer stated, “Joseph Ganci’s prose is arresting, peppered with fantastic imagery and succinct descriptions of plot, characters, and setting. The themes rise to a masterful recreation. They are woven into the story to allow the reader to enjoy its inspiration and the accompanying action. The book explores powerful spiritual and political themes, capturing the conflicts and dynamics of life within the community of God’s chosen people. Gideon: The Sound and the Glory will appeal to fans of political thrillers, adventure, and conflict-driven stories laced with intense action.” Other reviewers have used phrases such as “riveting,” “amazing,” “deftly crafted,” and “highly recommended.”

Joseph Ganci is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at ‘Gideon: The Sound and the Glory’ is open in print, eBooks, and a superb, ethnically correct audio narration, all from online retailers.

More information regarding speaking engagements, including sample video interviews, is available at Ganci’s website at

About Joseph Ganci:

Joseph Ganci is a Levite and a high priest and remains a passionate Italian. He is a decorated Vietnam combat veteran and father of five daughters and five grandchildren. He resides in Texas.

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