Doug Hershey's 'Israel Rising' Claims Fifth Number 1 on Amazon's Bestseller Charts

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Israel Rising: Ancient Prophecy/Modern Lens, the captivating new book by author Doug Hershey, continues to build momentum, claiming the Number 1 spot on its fifth Amazon Best Seller chart, this time on the online behemoth's Best Sellers in Torah category.
 "What an honor, and very humbling," Hershey said upon learning of the book's Number 1 ranking on Amazon's Torah chart. "I hope readers have been, and will continue to be blessed by the book."  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, also popped back up into the Number 1 spot this week on Amazon's History of Judiasm and Christian Prophecy charts. 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. Hershey recently visited Atlanta, Georgia, where he pre-recorded an interview with the popular television show, Friends & Neighbors. That episode is scheduled to air today, Tuesday, May 29, at 4:30 p.m. ET. Fans outside the Altanta region can watch the show online at

New book, Israel Rising (hard cover, 208 pages), which has hit Number 1 on five separate Amazon Bestseller charts, was released to coincide with the 70th anniversary celebration of the rebirth of the nation of Israel. (Cover image courtesy of Citadel Press) 


While in Atlanta, Hershey was interviewed live on WATC TV 57's flagship program, Atlanta Live. He also did radio interviews withThe Meeting House on Faith Radio (fans can access the interview online at and Bible News Radio with host Stacy Lynn Harp (the interview can be accessed online at 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 100 year-old 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 book, along with Hershey, has recently been featured on such high profile programs as CBN's The 700 ClubJerulsalem Dateline, The Jim Bakker Show, Atlanta Live, El Shaddai Ministries with Pastor Mark Biltz, Jewish Voice with Jonathan Bernis, and Israel's 70th Project (Curt Landry Ministries).  

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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