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Thursday, June 28, 2018


A Nation Reborn - subtitled Britain’s role in Israel’s restoration by Charles Gardner has recently been published by Christian Publications International (CPI) to coincide with the Jewish state’s celebration of its 70th birthday.

Charles Gardner is a Cape Town-born journalist who spent the early years of his career as a Fleet Street-based correspondent for the South African Press Association, having been ‘called’ to write through the preaching of Rev John Stott. He has since worked mainly for the secular press in Yorkshire while at the same time launching several Christian publications.

Celebrating the miracle of modern Israel on the 70th anniversary of her rebirth, the author focuses specifically on Britain’s role in the Jewish people’s remarkable restoration – both from a positive and negative point of view. He squarely addresses what has become a political ‘hot potato’ without flinching from controversy, arguing strongly for Israel’s legitimacy in the face of rising anti-Semitism.

Easy to read and understand, the narrative flows seamlessly through 28 inspirational chapters from background to the Balfour Declaration to powerful testimonies of Jews and Arabs who have found both reconciliation and peace through the Jewish Messiah, Jesus Christ.

With a 44-year career in journalism behind him, Charles writes passionately and fluently as he tackles, from a political and biblical perspective, a subject hardly ever out of the news. As Israel takes centre stage in world affairs, this is a must-read for all who want to understand what the restoration means in the light of God’s eternal Word.

Describing the book as “magnificent”, fellow journalist Christopher Proudlove comments: “It is a most important work which deserves to be widely read and is top of my list for anyone wanting to know about Israel.”

Clifford Denton, in his foreword, writes: “I wholeheartedly endorse this book...and hope it would find itself in the hands of people of influence in our nation to steer them towards thinking again...”

A Nation Reborn is published in paperback and is available via Amazon and CPI, Price £10.00. - ISBN978-0-9926674-9-8