The Last Publishers: The Vision
by Debi Pearl
Pearl Books 

"It is not the Muslims that set fires and detonate explosives that are our enemies. Nor is it the local White Supremacists.... Our enemy is Satan."

The Last Publishers is a Christian missionary organization based in Tennessee. Their avowed purpose is to spread the Gospel in all languages and to all cultures that have not heard it before through a comic book version of the Bible. Their main target for conversion is the Muslim world, convinced as they are that Islam is a religion of violence and evil. Cheyenne Freeman is a young woman helping her parents, the leaders of the publishing organization, make money through selling herbal teas. Her mother has even developed a mixture of herbs and leaves that seem to bring the dead back to life. They intend to finance their efforts through these sales, but it is not long before the group is targeted by militant Muslims. Their printing compound is partially burned, Muslim slogans found written on the walls. They are tailed by strangers. Terrorist bombings take place. Even so, their message effects conversions of some Muslims in Islamic nations through the Internet.

This first novel in a series is unabashedly Christian throughout, with characters and themes that live, speak, and feel a literal interpretation of the Bible on a day-to-day basis. The author draws many illustrations of the distinctions between Islam and Christianity, drawing particular attention to hot-button issues like honor killings and sharia law that have begun to appear in Western cultures. The theme is one of end times, the rapture, and the importance of Israel to Biblical prophecy. Anything contrary to Israel, be it White Supremacists or Islamic terrorists, is viewed as a tool of Satan that will ultimately play out in a millennial reckoning. Not in any way beholden to political correctness or diplomatic neutrality, this novel is committed to a Biblical world view that pulls no punches. It is partisan and ideological, challenging simplistic notions of multiculturalism in the process.

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