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The admonition of The Harbinger has reached the hearts and minds of more than 600,000 since its release in January. The book is now finding its way into the hands of government officials via donations from its publisher, Charisma House.
Strongly impacted by The Harbinger after picking it up and reading it in April, Owasso, Okla., native Joe Esposito felt led to purchase 152 copies of author Johathan Cahn’s New York Times best-selling novel from his own pocket. He delivered them to all members of the Oklahoma state legislature.
Earlier this month, Esposito and a team of volunteers, financed by the World Net Daily news network, delivered copies of The Harbinger and WND’s film, The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment, to every member of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate in Washington, D.C. The No. 1 faith film in America was inspired by Cahn’s novel.
The Harbinger has become the No. 1 Christian book in the country for 2012. Charisma House donated the books, while WND donated the DVDs.
“The message of The Harbinger is critical for our nation in this hour—and millions are listening,” said Tessie DeVore, executive vice president of Charisma House Book Group. “With so much at stake, we decided to send a copy of this prophetic novel to every member of Congress so they could hear what God is saying. No matter whether you are Democrat or Republican, The Harbinger is a book to read and reflect upon as we continue to see the consequences of our actions as a nation.”
The Harbinger has gone to reprint 14 times since its release. Since January, it has spent 37 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list, 37 weeks on the Publishers Weekly best-sellers list, 36 week on USA Today’s Top 150 Books, is the No. 1 fiction title on the Christian Booksellers Associations list, has been in the Amazon overall top 100 books for more than 250 consecutive days and has more than 800 customer reviews on Amazon.com.
The gesture brought positive reaction from some of its recipients.
“Thank you for sending me copies of Jonathan Cahn’s The Harbinger and the movie, The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment,” Rep. Sue Myrick, R-N.C., told WND recently. “I appreciate these timely reminders of the Judeo-Christian values upon which this country was founded and the necessity of repentance in modern America life. I will certainly keep the implications of both works in mind as we continue to confront the challenges facing our nation today.”
“I look forward to reading The Harbinger and watching the Isaiah 9:10 Judgment to learn more about the relationship between modern events and biblical prophecy,” said Rep. Ben Quale, R-Ariz.
Both the book and the film are staunch warnings to America that God’s judgment that once fell upon Israel could fall on this country. Many pastors, evangelists and Christian authors have called for a Third Great Awakening in America, referring to Cahn's message in The Harbinger.
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