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Intriguing Book, Israel Rising, Documents the Amazing Transformation of the Land of Israel Through Stunning Before and After Photographs
Doug Hershey, the author of the Number 1 Amazon Best Seller, Israel Rising, is scheduled to join host Erick Stakelbeck on The Watchman on TBN this Friday, March 15, 2019. Pictured (L to R): Hershey and Stakelbeck. (Ezra Adventures photo) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 13, 2019) – Best selling author Doug Hershey is scheduled to appear as a guest on the influential television show, The Watchman, with host Erick Stakelbeck on the Trinity Broadcasting Network on Friday, March 15, 2019. The pre-recorded episode is scheduled to air at 10:30 p.m. EST, and will be rebroadcast on Saturday morning, March 16, 2019, at 6 a.m. EST, the following Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at 2:30 a.m. EST and 6:30 p.m. EST, and the following Friday morning, March 22, 2019, at 5 a.m. EST.

Stakelbeck, who serves as Director of Christians United for Israel’s CUFI Watchman Project, has spent nearly two decades covering the Middle East and national security issues in-depth: traveling to the region, interviewing world leaders and wanted terrorists, and highlighting the shared threats to America and Israel. In the prerecorded interview, he and Hershey discuss issues surrounding the modern nation of Israel, and the unique perspective of how the physical land has responded to the inhabitants since the establishment of Israel as a modern nation on May 14, 1948, as documented by Hershey’s Amazon chart-topping book, Israel Rising: Ancient Prophecy/Modern Lens.    “I love Erick’s reporting from Israel and his no nonsense style. I have followed his work on The Watchman for years,” says Hershey. “We are both from the Northeast of the U.S. and I enjoyed our connection both on and off camera. He immediately understood and loved the vision of Israel Rising, and that shows in the interview!”    Fans who don’t have access to the broadcast will be able to access Hershey’s interview online at   New book, Israel Rising (hard cover, 208 pages), which has hit Number 1 on five separate Amazon Best Seller charts, was released to coincide with the 70th anniversary celebration of the rebirth of the nation of Israel. (Cover image courtesy of Citadel Press)

Israel Rising, which was launched to celebrate the anniversary of the formal establishment of the modern State of Israel 70 years ago on May 14,1948, has recently captured the Number 1 spot on five separate Amazon sales charts, including the online behemoth’s General Israel Travel Guides chart, Christian Books & Bibles: Prophecies chart, Israel & Palestine History chart, History of Judaism chart, and Torah chart.
The title continues to maintain a solid presence on those lists.
As this intriguing book continues to enthrall readers, it has propelled its author further into the limelight as a guest on multiple media outlets and broadcast programs, including CBN’s The 700 Club, The Hallmark Channel’s Home and Family, The Eric Metaxas Show, Cornerstone TV’s Real Life, Bill Martinez Live!, Jerusalem Dateline, The Jim Bakker Show, El Shaddai Ministries with Pastor Mark Biltz, Israel’s 70th Project (Curt Landry Ministries), Jewish Voice with Jonathan Bernis, Friends and NeighborsAtlanta Live, The Meeting House on Faith Radio, and Prophecy Watchers, among others.
Based on biblical prophecy found in Ezekiel 36, the gorgeously illustrated four-color Israel Rising gift book includes more than 175 photos from photojournalist Elise Monique Theriault, comparing vintage pictures of the Holy Land to current pictures taken from the same angle, revealing the miraculous transformation of the region from a barren wasteland to a thriving modern nation since the rebirth of Israel.   
“At the dawn of Israel’s 70th year, Doug Hershey’s new book, Israel Rising, is right on time,” declares former Israeli Ambassador to the United States Danny Ayalon. “The photographic evidence presented of the restoration of the Land of Israel is nothing less than miraculous. As you view ancient prophecy through a modern lens, over 100 then-and-now photos come alive side by side.” 
The Israel Rising companion music CD from City of Peace Media, Israel Rising: The Land of Israel Reawakens, features 14 songs with a heart for Israel (various artists). (Cover image courtesy of City of Peace Media)

In addition to the book, City of Peace Media has also produced a companion music CD, Israel Rising: The Land of Israel Reawakens, featuring 14 songs with a heart for Israel (various artists), and a stunning four-color Israel Rising 70th Anniversary Commemorative 14-month calendar (April 2018-May 2019), featuring images from the book and annotated with all of the Jewish holidays and anniversary dates associated with this momentous anniversary year in Israel’s history. Both the calendar and the music CD are available from City of Peace Media and Ezra Adventures.

The Israel Rising book released on February 28, 2018 from Citadel Press (an imprint of Kensington Publishing Company). With a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $34.95, Israel Rising is distributed to the trade by Penguin Random House and is available at all major online and brick & mortar book retailers, including Books-A-Million, Barnes & Noble, Lifeway Christian Stores, Christian Book Distributors, Amazon, and wherever books are sold.        For more information on Israel Rising: Ancient Prophecy/Modern Lens, visit and make sure to watch Doug Hershey’s four-minute Israel Rising video  (  
  For more information or to purchase the Israel Rising: The Land of Israel Reawakens music CD, and the Israel Rising 70th Anniversary Commemorative 14-month calendar (April 2018-May 2019), visit,, or  

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