POSTED: Monday, March 25, 2013 - 8:25pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 11:33am
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — Famous author, Joel Rosenberg visited Tyler on Sunday to talk about his new book, "Damascus Count Down." He was also here to preach the word of God as a guest at Green Acres Baptist Church.
New York times bestselling author, with more than 7 million copies in print, Rosenberg speaks to the packed pews at the super church on Sunday to preach the word of God as a guest speaker, and to talk about his latest book: "Damascus countdown", a novel about political conflict between Isreal, Iran and the U.S.
Rosenberg grew up in the Jewish heritage, yet he considers himself an evangelical Christian.
he was born in 1967, his father—an orthodox jew, his mother— a gentile; and their family's faith at that time —unknown.
Rosenberg says,”They were curious to find God, and they started to read the Quran, and they didn't understand it, so they said well maybe Hindu is right, so they read the Bhagavad Gita."
Despite his mother and father's very different religious backgrounds, in 1973, they both found Jesus as their savior.
Rosenberg tells KETK. "I saw my parents change so much over the next few years, that I thought, that has got to be true, and I eventually gave my life to Jesus as well."
Rosenberg isn't the only Jewish person finding the Christian faith, he says, "More Jewish people are actually coming to faith in Jesus, since 1948, since 1967 than any other time in human history."
Rosenberg grew up in New York, studied in Tel Aviv, worked for Prime Minister Benjamin Netinyahu of Israel, writes political novels and nonfiction, but makes time to travel the world to preach his favorite book of all, the bible.