Joel C. Rosenberg (www.joelrosenberg.com) is a New York Times bestselling author of 17 novels and 5 nonfiction books with 5 million copies in print.
His next novel, THE LIBYAN DIVERSION, will release in May 2023.
His latest nonfiction book, ENEMIES AND ALLIES, was released in 2021. It examines the future of the Middle East 20 years after the horrific terror attacks of September 11, 2001.
Among the readers of his books are Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, former President George W. Bush, former CIA Director Porter Goss, former Delta Force Commander General Jerry Boykin, former senior White House advisor Jason Greenblatt, Jordan’s King Abdullah II, former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, former Israeli Interior Minister Natan Sharansky, former Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon, and many other US, Israeli, Arab and other foreign leaders.
Joel has addressed audiences at the White House, Pentagon, U.S. Capitol, Canadian Parliament, the European Union Parliament, and the Israeli President’s Residence. In March 2019, he was invited to meet with President Trump and Vice President Pence in the Oval Office to discuss his work. He was also a keynote speaker at the US State Department’s Ministerial on Religious Freedom in the summer of 2019.
An Evangelical from a Jewish heritage (on his father’s side; his mother is a Gentile), he has led six Delegations of Evangelical leaders to meet with Sunni Arab leaders such Jordan’s King Abdullah II, Egyptian President el-Sisi, United Arab Emirates Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed, and Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
In 2006, he founded The Joshua Fund, a non-profit educational and charitable organization to mobilize Christians to “bless Israel and her neighbors in the name of Jesus, according to Genesis 12:1-3.” The group has invested more than $50 million in providing humanitarian relief to Holocaust survivors and the needy in Israel, to Syrian and Israeli refugees, and to strengthening the Church in the Middle East.
Joel and his wife, Lynn, are dual U.S.-Israeli citizens and live in Jerusalem. Two of their four sons have served in the Israeli Defense Forces.