The ebook paints a stunning portrait of David, who rises from being a lowly shepherd to become the king of the Jews. The new book is the second book in the Empire of Israel series.

WILMINGTON, NC, October 04, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Most Christians know the story of David, primarily as the Biblical hero who slew Goliath. But what do we really know about the man? In ‘David: God’s Chosen Crucible,’ bestselling author Joseph Ganci paints a vivid portrait of David, depicting him as a remarkable figure in biblical history. He is a man of many facets – an outlaw prophet, a skilled warrior, a musician, and a poet-philosopher. Through vivid prose, Ganci shows us a man characterized by bravery, faith, and determination. Despite his humble origins as a shepherd, David rises to become the king of the Jews and a key leader in Israel, facing and overcoming myriad challenges along the way, including escaping the pursuit of King Saul and engaging in battles against formidable foes like the Amalekites. His journey culminates in worldly success, love, and the establishment of his reign over Israel.

One does not have to be a believer or a follower to find that narrative utterly intriguing.

Ganci also emphasizes the significance of David’s story within the context of Christianity, delving into his famous battle against Goliath and his marriage to Bathsheba, who would go on to become the mother of King Solomon. Ganci’s masterful work portrays David as an iconic figure whose life journey is marked by divine intervention, courage, and a deep connection with God, contributing to the rich tapestry of the Christian Bible’s narrative, in which God calls an unlikely and lowly shepherd boy to become the king of the Jews and the fighting prince of Israel.

As Ganci has emphasized many times, “There is really nothing new under the sun. David was running out of money prosecuting the battle of Amon, The City of Waters, and the upper Capital, Royal City. David had to stage a fundraiser with Uriah the Hittite as the hero of the battle to entice the wealthy merchants to help with the cost of the war. If Amon were not subdued, they would lose control of the king’s Highway or the main trade route between the Euphrates and the Egyptian border. This would encourage the enemies of Israel to attack a weak and vulnerable nation. I am sure our enemies are considering such, during the potential government shutdown in the US, even as we speak.”

Readers will relish this incredible enchanting historical fiction. They will experience the heart-pounding narrow escapes from the vengeful King Saul, 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 that helps to secure his two kingdoms. Readers will join the battle at Mount Gilboa. Witness the destruction of Saul and his sons foretold by the witch of Endor, celebrate the fall of the city of waters and the last puzzle piece needed to establish the empire of Israel, look down from the high walls of Rabbah and learn of the required destruction of Uriah the Hittite. Then stand invited to the marriage feast of David and his soulmate Bathsheba, the future mother of King Solomon, the future monarch of Israel.

The ebook will be available at no charge October 4 and October 5, 2023 at

Readers and reviewers alike have praised the new book.

“Although most people are aware of the story of David and Goliath, the giant, ‘David: God’s Chosen Crucible’ by Joseph Ganci is 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.”
Michael J. Carson Reviewer for Midwest Book Review.

“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.”
Christian Sia for Readers’ Favorite.

“Joseph delivers an extremely believable story that fills the gaps smoothly and neatly packs various events into an intense, multiple-viewpoint narrative. The book also contains several lessons and messages to help believers grow in faith and knowledge about God’s ways.”
Foluso Falaye – San Francisco book review.

The new book is available on Amazon in e-Book, paperback, hardcover, and an audio edition.

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.

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 [email protected]. ‘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 Vietnam combat veteran and father of five daughters and five grandchildren. He resides in Texas.

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