The Prize-Winning Story

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Pub Date 01 Sep 2021 | Archive Date 13 Oct 2021
Root Source Press, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles

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Description

The Prize-Winning Story is a fiction travelogue—a group of American tourists arrive in the Holy Land on U.S. Presidential Election Day, 2016, and as they tour for twelve days, they compete with each other to win the big prize offered by the tour host, Pastor Vladdy, producer of the weekly radio show, For Zion’s Sake. The challenge—tell the best story and get your trip paid for!

Vladdy believes passionately that God calls Christians to stand with Jews and the State of Israel. The best story will reflect that value. He teams with Major Eli Bloom, an Israeli counter-terrorist and pistol-packing Orthodox Jew. They challenge the tourists to tell the best story and win the big prize. Then everything falls apart on the final day. Eli takes offense over Vladdy’s "What about the Palestinians?" and leaves on a deadly secret mission.

The Prize-Winning Story is a fiction travelogue—a group of American tourists arrive in the Holy Land on U.S. Presidential Election Day, 2016, and as they tour for twelve days, they compete with each...


A Note From the Publisher

Breaking News from the Publisher—On May 23rd, 2021, Root Source Publisher Gidon Ariel held a briefing on the current events in Israel and the Gaza Strip from Hebron, Israel. Mr. Ariel opens the Briefing with a cameo appearance by Ken Yoder Reed, who discusses the relevance of his book to the current events. . Click on the link in the "Links" section or, for media, download the document with more details in the "Press Kit" section.

Book illustrator: P J Crook

Breaking News from the Publisher—On May 23rd, 2021, Root Source Publisher Gidon Ariel held a briefing on the current events in Israel and the Gaza Strip from Hebron, Israel. Mr. Ariel opens the...


Advance Praise

“Inspired by the Canterbury Tales, this satire finds American Christians facing the reality of the Holy Land. No satiric novel about the Middle East could please all readers, of course, but Reed’s approach is smart and sensitive, even as he gleefully satirizes the relationship between American evangelicals and Israeli hardliners. His prose is sharp, even cutting at times, but there’s nothing parodic about many of his pilgrims’ stories, which take faith seriously.”
—Editor’s Pick, Publisher’s Weekly BookLife Reviews

“The story-telling contest at the heart of The Prize-winning Story is a terrific technique to pull together the whole narrative. We meet a wide variety of zealous Christian Zionist partisans, serious Bible students, sober-minded scientists, End-Times enthusiasts and saved sinners seeking healing and restoration on board Pastor Vladdy’s bus as it crosses Israel.

"My wife Judith and I have spent the majority of our lives teaching and writing on the central importance of the Land and people of Israel (ancient and modern) to the believing Christian community. We find ourselves as a combination of several characters in Pastor Vladdy’s Fifteenth Pilgrimage to the Holy Land!”
—Paul W. Rood, Director, William E. Blackstone Center and Professor, Biola University, La Mirada, California

“Inspired by the Canterbury Tales, this satire finds American Christians facing the reality of the Holy Land. No satiric novel about the Middle East could please all readers, of course, but Reed’s...


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Net Galley, Reviews in national publications, author website (www.kenyoderreed.com), Amazon.

Net Galley, Reviews in national publications, author website (www.kenyoderreed.com), Amazon.


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