Doug Hershey Featured on Today to Discuss Best Selling Book, 'Israel Rising'

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Best selling author Doug Hershey is featured today on Inspiration Ministries' influential website, In an interview with Dr. Craig von Buseck, Editor of Digital Content for,  Hershey shares his heart for Israel and discusses his compelling, Amazon chart-topping book, Israel Rising: Ancient Prophecy/Modern Lens.

"God has done great and mighty things for the land of Israel since the nation was reborn in 1948," says Hershey. "It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to share with Craig and the folks at how the physical land is flourishing in our day."

"In light of the central place Israel has in the news nearly every day, Israel Rising by Doug Hershey is a relevant and important read for anyone who wants to see the hand of God at work in the earth today," says Dr. von Buseck. "It was so powerful viewing the old black and white photos of Israel 100 years ago, side-by-side with color photos from today. What stood out to me were the trees -- the lack of trees before, and now the trees that have grown in the last 70 years. Doug shows Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Haifa, and other places in Israel where we see the old cars from the 1940s and '50s, and there were either no trees, or the trees have just been planted. Then he shows the color photos today where the trees are huge, and full, and giving shade. It is such a powerful image of what God has done in the land of Israel over the last century."  

"It was great talking to Craig about Israel Rising and to be a part of's new launch!" says Hershey. "It's always good to talk with someone who understands the history and prophetic ramifications of what's happening in the region. Inspiration has understood that from the beginning."    Fans can access the interview online

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. 

The intriguing 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)

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 ClubEric Metaxas Show, Newsmax TV, Cornerstone TV's Real LifeBill Martinez Live!Jerusalem DatelineThe Jim Bakker ShowEl Shaddai Ministries with Pastor Mark BiltzIsrael's 70th Project (Curt Landry Ministries), Jewish Voice with Jonathan BernisFriends and NeighborsAtlanta LiveThe Meeting House on Faith Radio, and Prophecy Watchers, among others.
Based on biblical prophecy found in Ezekiel 36, the gorgeously illustrated four-color Israel Risinggift 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."

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 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) 


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 IsraelRisingBook.comand 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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