The Calling, A Voice in the Dead Woods, by Jacob Israel

The back cover:
In the small town of Bethel, in a time not unlike our own, a child with a great purpose is born.

Years later, alienated by those around him and picked on by his peers, the awkward twelve-year-old struggles to exist after the loss of his family.

A terrifying vision of a dark world to come haunts him. He sees and hears things he cannot understand. The world quickly changes before his eyes. Visited by strange messengers and surrounded by mysterious and miraculous events, Thomas fights to comprehend what is real and what is not, while trying to escape the sinister powers that be.

After countless horrors, the startling revelation of who Thomas James truly is will change the lives of those around him, setting off a chain of events that could destroy, or save, them all.

Inside these pages hides a treasure, just waiting to be discovered. If you’ve ever wondered if there is more to life or why it is we suffer, then this book will not only captivate you-it may just open your eyes to a truth that could set you free.

Find out what is in all of us that makes us heed The Calling.

The trailer:
Release Date December 30, 2008 but at advanced copies are available for purchase.

Published by Tate Publishing & Enterprises, LLC



Jacob Israel tells a great story in The Calling. It’s thought provoking and challenging, especially to those who struggle with the question: Why is there suffering in the world?

Jacob Israel paints a descriptive word picture of Thomas James and the struggles he faces during his young life. I often caught myself gasping, “Oh no!” because of the situations in which he found himself.

The Calling takes you on a scary, heart-wrenching ride to an unexpected ending. But, Jacob Israel does a great job showing that God has a plan, though we may not understand it, all will be well if we trust that plan.


  1. Sounds interesting. A little reminiscent of a book I read called “Blessed Child” by Bill Bright and Ted Dekker. I’ll borrow it from you sometime if you’ll let me… after I borrow the Twilight series. 🙂

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