JOEL C. ROSENBERG’S BEST-SELLING “EPICENTER” BECOMES DOCUMENTARY FILM ON DVD
With all eyes currently on Israel, “New York Times” best-selling author Joel C. Rosenberg, Solomon Productions and Tyndale House Publishers have turned Rosenberg’s best-selling non-fiction book, “Epicenter: Why The Current Rumblings In The Middle East Will Change Your Future,” into a powerful new documentary film which will be released on DVD on June 5, 2007.
DVD to release on June 5th – includes exclusive interviews with Benjamin Netanyahu and Natan Sharansky on Iran’s nuclear ambitions and threat to “wipe Israel off the map” CAROL STREAM, Ill. (May 7, 2007) — In the summer of 1967, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser and his allies threatened to “throw the Jews into the sea.” The Soviet Union had already invested $2 billion into arming and training Israel’s enemies. Another Holocaust appeared imminent. But on June 5, 1967, Israel struck first. In six days, they defeated Egypt, Jordan, and Syria; captured the West Bank and Gaza; and reunified Jerusalem under Jewish control for the first time in 2,000 years. Some called it a triumph of Zionism. Others called it the fulfillment of Bible prophecy. But Mideast leaders called it Al Nakbah, “the disaster” and they vowed revenge. Exactly forty years later, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his allies are vowing to “wipe Israel off the map.” They are feverishly trying to build, buy or steal nuclear weapons. And once again, Moscow is playing a central, menacing role. With all eyes currently on Israel, “New York Times” best-selling author Joel C. Rosenberg, Solomon Productions and Tyndale House Publishers have turned Rosenberg’s best-selling non-fiction book, Epicenter: Why The Current Rumblings In The Middle East Will Change Your Future, into a powerful new documentary film which will be released on DVD on June 5, 2007. The launch of “Epicenter” will be supported by a two-hour live radio special on June 3 followed by a weekend special on June 9 and 10 on Christian radio stations nationwide, just in time for the 40th anniversary of Israel’s Six Day War. Shot in high definition video in locations from Jerusalem to Washington, DC, “Epicenter” brings current events in the Middle East and their potential implications into stark focus. The one-hour documentary is hosted by bestselling author Joel Rosenberg and Pastor Skip Heitzig, of Calvary Chapel Albuquerque. “Epicenter” examines the apocalyptic, End Times beliefs of Iran’s current President, Iran’s efforts to obtain nuclear weapons, and how Ahmadinejad’s belief in the coming of the Islamic Messiah known as the Mahdi or the Twelfth Imam is driving Iranian foreign policy. “Epicenter” also looks at the End Times beliefs of evangelical Christians and Orthodox Jews and includes the results of an exclusive nationwide survey of American attitudes towards Israel and toward Bible prophecy. Perfect for use in church, small group, and book club settings, the DVD documentary includes exclusive interviews with: • Benjamin Netanyahu, former prime minister of Israel • Natan Sharansky, former Israeli deputy prime minister • Pastor Chuck Smith, senior pastor Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa • Dore Gold, former Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations • Tim LaHaye, pastor and author of the blockbuster Left Behind Series • Walid Shoebat, former PLO terrorist • Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship, Riverside, Calif. • Dr. Steven Collins, president of Trinity Southwest Seminary • Iranian Shiite converts to Christianity “We were certainly blindsided by 9/11,” says Rosenberg. “The question is: Are we going to be blindsided by events that are coming?” Incorporating history, Biblical prophecy and current political affairs, Rosenberg and his guests provide clarity about the impending threats facing Israel and the West, zeroing in on such critical issues as: • The emerging alliance between Russia and Iran • The power struggle between Muslims and Jews over the Temple Mount • Radical Islam’s determination to wage a winner-take-all global jihad • The record number of Muslims coming to Christ, particularly in Iran The “Epicenter” DVD also includes two hours of bonus footage and interviews that will inspire viewers to examine the news in a whole new light. Joel Rosenberg is a former political consultant and the author of five bestselling books, including “The Last Jihad,” “The Last Days,” “The Ezekiel Option” and “The Copper Scroll.” He is a popular Middle East analyst on hundreds of television and radio programs, including CNN, Fox and MSNBC. Skip Heitzig is a Bible expert and senior pastor of Calvary Chapel of Albuquerque and the featured speaker on “The Connection” radio and television program. “Epicenter” is a Daniel Lusko Picture produced y Solomon Productions. Executive producers are Dennis and Aubrey Malouf, and the project was produced by Chip Lusko. Direction is by Daniel Lusko and cinematography by Tanner Wolfe. For more information, visit www.joelrosenberg.com # # # “Epicenter”—DVD $19.99 Running Time: Approx 60 minutes/Two hours bonus footage Produced by Solomon Productions Distributed by Tyndale House Publishers ISBN: 1-4143-1685-2 ISBN 13: 978-1-4143-1685-7
To schedule an interview with Joel Rosenberg or to obtain a copy of the complete poll, please contact Todd Starowitz at (630) 784-5397 or by email.