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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Summerside Press (October 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1609360435
  • ASIN: B006J45SSU
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,239,965 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Nesbit, a former communications director to the vice president at the White House, has written a smart, globe-spanning tale of what could be, based on what already is, in world affairs today. Book one in the series "Principalities and Powers" includes characters and subplots from a secret prison camp in North Korea; a democratic movement in Iran; a fighter squadron from Israel; a soviet communist revival leader in Russia; and the office of the U.S. president, mixed into a fascinating doomsday scenario with fresh, simple twists. When Israel attacks Iran with stealth bombers purchased from the U.S., the world is on the brink, and a small group of people can save the world from destruction with two simple means of communication: a common cell and the bold strategy of talking directly to the enemy. The narration is generally crisp and realistic, though sometimes preachy and repetitive. While well researched, the book goes flat at the climax, where the author chooses summary instead of action. This novel notably and commendably resists the cardboard-cutout religious politics of many Christian fiction thrillers involving the Middle East. (Oct.)
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"When Iran's nuclear program accelerates, alarmed Israelis launch stealth bombers. While fundamentalist Christians and Jews celebrate and Islamic populations rage, world leaders look for peaceful solutions. Robertson Dean handles Nesbit’s complex plot with precision. His depictions of the anxiety over peace talks aimed at permanently partitioning Jerusalem to settle the Arab-Jewish conflict capture Israelis’ genuine fears of their nation’s extinction. Dean's deft handling of diverse nationalities, dual genders, and varying ages ensures that listeners can easily keep track of characters and plot. The story’s subtle Christian perspective is portrayed through brief remarks and an occasional prayer that is essential to the story." 
G.D.W. © AudioFile Portland, Maine
--This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

More About the Author

Jeff Nesbit has written 19 inspirational novels with Tyndale, Zondervan, Thomas Nelson, Guideposts, Summerside Press, David C. Cook, Hodder & Stoughton, Harold Shaw (part of Random House) and Victor Books. In addition, he writes a regular science and technology blog for U.S. News & World Report called "At the Edge" for the magazine's News section, which is also available through TechMediaNetwork.

Nesbit was a senior public affairs official in the U.S. Senate and federal agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration; a national journalist with Knight-Ridder and others; head of a strategic communications consulting firm for more than a decade; director of communications for former Vice President Dan Quayle at the White house; and the director of legislative and public affairs at the National Science Foundation from 2006-2011.

Ramona Tucker and Nesbit co-founded OakTara Publishers, an inspirational fiction publishing house, in 2006 to encourage new writers and bring out-out-print works from established authors back into the marketplace. OakTara has published 300-plus titles since then.

His latest novel, JUDE, will be published by David C. Cook on Sept. 20, 2013. It's available for pre-order now. Emperor gods have ruled the earth only one time before in modern history - during the time of Jesus. The rise of Christianity ended their reign as emperor gods more than two centuries later, and none have appeared since. So is it possible for an emperor god to rise again? JUDE explores that question: "A man rises to the pinnacle of earthly wealth, fame, and power by calling on demonic powers; his twin's opposing path brings him into direct conflict," the publisher says of the novel. His two previous novels in 2011 and 2012 --PEACE/Summerside Press and OIL/Guideposts--looked at what might happen if Israel decides to attack Iran's nuclear facilities.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Bruce Judisch on May 9, 2011
Format: Paperback
Imagine a Joel Rosenberg and Tom Clancy collaboration, add intensity, and you have Jeff Nesbit's "Peace".

A page-turner that blends a geo-political-techno thriller with human interest and spiritual introspection, "Peace" offers a realistic look at the fragility of the Middle Eastern balance of power, if it can be considered a balance. Sound dry? Oh my, no!

What carries Mr. Nesbit's work beyond a scholarly treatise in "Foreign Affairs" is a gripping storyline that spans the gamut from the pristine Oval Office to a squalid covert prison camp in North Korea, the ornate halls of the Kremlin to a dusty tribal village in Malawi. What's surprising in that lopsided contrast is just who exerts more influence the outcome of the story.

If you like international thrillers that take you through scenarios seemingly impossible to resolve--but plausible to conceive--drenched in suspense and intrigue, you've got a treat in store for you in the pages of "Peace".
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. J. Holmgren on November 12, 2010
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This is a well thought out and researched and beautifully written saga on global politics in our current times. It is frighteningly plausible, and thoroughly amazing. I highly recommend it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By august on November 7, 2010
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I have read Nesbit before-- unique style-- journalistic but with enough deatil to keep you interested-- Crisp and fast paced so an easy read, but as usual disclosure of some interesting facts and related observations makes it provocative. I especially like the Q&A secton at the end.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bill Garrison VINE VOICE on August 20, 2011
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PEACE, by Jeff Nesbit, is a global political thriller rooted in the realities of the present day. The novel opens with Israeli warplanes on a mission to destroy nuclear weapons facilities in Iran. Once this happens, the entire world erupts into chaos. Nesbit follows the Tom Clancy formula for this type of novel. He covers the action from several points of view in several countries.

Nash Lee is the creater of mVillage, the worldwide communication network that functions through cell phones. Nash is able to communicate with oppressed leaders in Iran and North Korea to get the truth out. Kim Grace is an imprisoned North Korean who holds a deadly secret. Anshel Gould is the chief of staff for the US president, and has a bold idea for peace in the middle east. Adom Camara, is the closet-smoking, family loving, young, idealist US president. There are several other characters that resemble their real world counterparts. I would say all the characters are patterned after real life people, except for Camara. While he has the background and family life of President Obama, he isn't universally loved or successful like Camara is.

Nesbit creates a frightenly realistic scenario for another World War. I found the grand scope of the novel to be enjoyable. However, a novel like this actually needs to be longer to be able to go into the detail necessary to cover the scope of the novel. Since its only 360 pages, passages are filled with the author describing what has happened instead of showing us.

More interesting to me is the how a reader looks at this novel. Christians obviously have different ideas about Israel and the end of the world (Left Behind series) than non-Christians. So, your belief in Biblical prophesy will probably change how you view this book.

In the end, this book was too distant for me to love, but I still enjoyed it. The characters and scenarios were interesting, but the novel lacked the depth to truly pull me in.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nora A. Stlaurent on January 8, 2011
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In the back of the book there's a Q & A section that will make your hair stand at attention, make your heart race and will also bring the reader to their knees at the urgency to pray for peace in Israel. I'm thankful to have received a review copy of such a timely book. Reading the interview, one realizes just how real most of the events in Peace are and some events are close to happening. .

The author says, "At no other time in history have the stakes been so high. Individuals and nations-states contend for power and control of the earth, and Israel is at the very center struggle." Jeff Nesbit has been a national journalist for many years. Who better to write Peace and give us an insight through eyes that have been in similar situations. Jeff pens a master chess match with very powerful pieces on this board of life, playing a dangerous game, with all its members racing to take over the world. There is no "do-over" button in this game...only massive destruction.

Jeff Nesbit answers questions such as "Is a Fisson-Fusion-Fission Doomsday bomb like the one in the novel built by North Korea - really possible?" Unfortunately, it is possible.....

"Is Iran, in fact, building secret uranium-enrichment facilities inside revolutionary guard compounds throughout Iran?" Yes, in at least one instance....

"Is it really possible to develop a world wide text-message network with data bases, media and messaging that work even in repressive, totalitarian countries?" Yes, absolutely....

"Would Israel really consider the use of tactical nuclear weapons to destroy Iran's nuclear weapons plants bunkered inside Iran's revolutionary guards' compounds?" According to published reports in the Times of London...
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