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What people are saying about "I Am Cyrus"
The greatest proof that there is a God and that the Bible is His word is the nation of Israel and the Jew. I Am Cyrus will allow anyone to never have doubt in God and the Bible again!
Sid Roth Host, It’s Supernatural!
I Am Cyrus is a detailed and inspiring read. Anyone interested in learning about the historical scope of the Zionist enterprise, the suffering that went into its creation, the stubborn determination to make a miracle of a barren land, and the wonder of a tiny nation surrounded by implacable enemies that has become a beacon of light to nations greater in size than itself is truly amazing.
Craig von Buseck must be applauded for his well-stocked and researched book. A must read for everyone interested to learn more about the Jewish State of Israel.
Barry Shaw International Public Diplomacy Associate at the Israel Institute for Strategic Studies.
In I Am Cyrus, Craig von Buseck takes us behind the scenes into one of the greatest dramas in the past two thousand years, the miracle story of Israel’s rebirth. von Buseck's meticulous research captures the drama, intrigue and high stakes history when Israel's fate hung in the balance. He shines an historical spotlight on Harry S. Truman, a man for his times and also chronicles the amazing men and women like David ben Gurion, Golda Meir and Truman’s best friend Eddie Jacobson … all men and women who played their part in history and who were born “for such a time as this!” I highly recommend von Buseck's book as a rich addition to one's understanding of the times when prophecy came alive and a "nation was born in a day.
Chris Mitchell CBN News Middle East Bureau Chief, Jerusalem
What an amazing story – all of it true! The book reads like a novel, but it is well-researched and carefully documented, giving the background to the miracle of modern Israel and the unique role played by President Harry Truman, the Cyrus of his day. What a timely and enjoyable read!
Dr. Michael L. Brown
President, FIRE School of Ministry, host, the Line of Fire radio program.
I truly believe God’s heart for Israel and rebirth of His promises are powerfully revealed in this book beyond my expectations. As a former Muslim who was born and raised in the Middle East for the first 25 years of my life, I couldn’t find a better source to make me understand the divine purpose of the Messiah for Israel. While I was reading this powerful book my heart was enlarged in a supernatural way and came into an alignment and agreement with the sovereign will of God for the rebirth of Israel. I even felt like shouting my excitement. I’m in awe of how the Holy Spirit led each and every pen stroke to paint such a masterpiece. I’m very grateful for this book’s guidance and impact in my heart and life. I strongly recommend to every Christian who wants to know the truth about Israel and God’s divine plan of her rebirth to read this book.
Isik Abla Founder and President of Isik Abla Ministries TV Social Media Evangelist to the Muslim World
This book is a powerful read! I simply devoured its pages. Frankly, it captured my interest in a huge way like few others. While I thought I knew some things about the state of Israel, I found I had many gaps in my knowledge.
This is a profound book! I can’t wait to tell my friends to read it!
Dr. Cindy Jacobs Generals International
The story of how the nation of Israel came to be is one of the most fascinating in human history. God has never turned His back on His chosen people and He always surprises us on how His promises to them are fulfilled. From pagan ancient kings to modern American presidents, God continues to bless His people. Read this book to be reminded again that God does and always will intercede in the affairs of mankind. May you join the ever increasing ranks of those who will continue to 'pray for the peace of Jerusalem!'"
Nationally Syndicated Talk Show Host
The miraculous rebirth of Israel in 1948 was a pivotal moment not only in modern history, but in the history of the world. I Am Cyrus: Harry S. Truman and the Rebirth of Israel is the fascinating inside story of how God chose a Bible-believing farm boy from Missouri as his unlikely point man to make it all happen. Dr. Craig von Buseck lays out President Harry Truman’s journey from wartime president to modern-day Cyrus, and the enduring special relationship between the United States and Israel that he helped spark, in gripping detail. I Am Cyrus is an absolute must read for anyone who wants to know more about the prophetic times that we are living in and why Israel is—and always will be—at the center of God’s divine plan.
Erick Stakelbeck Host, TBN’s The Watchman
The birth of Israel is one of the greatest miracles of modern times and in I Am Cyrus: Harry S. Truman and the Rebirth of Israel, Craig von Buseck shows us how God put all the right people in place at the right time, including an American president, to pull off the impossible. A thrilling read!
Wendy Griffith Co-host, The 700 Club
During the signing ceremony at the White House following President Trump’s proclamation recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, Prime Minister Netanyahu established the historical significance of the Golan decision. “In the long sweep of Jewish history,” declared the Prime Minister, “there have been a handful of proclamations by non-Jewish leaders on behalf of our people and our land: Cyrus the Great, the great Persian king; Lord Balfour; President Harry S. Truman; and President Donald J. Trump.”
As Dr. Craig von Buseck explains throughout his well researched book, “I am Cyrus: Harry S. Truman and the Rebirth of Israel”, the comparison to the ancient Persian King has great significance. Truman’s courageous decision to recognize the State of Israel, as outlined thoroughly by Dr. von Buseck in his extensive volume, deeply researched with over 1,000 footnotes, made him a hero. However, it was only the first step in the Edict of Cyrus.
We pray that Israel continues to grow and thrive as it has since May 14, 1948 and assumes its true spiritual significance with a “house of God” in Jerusalem as Cyrus the Great called for 2,500 years ago.
Rabbi Tuly Weisz Founder of Israel365, Publisher of Breaking Israel News, Editor of “The Israel Bible.”
This important book comes at a pivotal time in world history. In an age of the diminution of truth, von Buseck persuasively illustrates how the uncompromising stand for what is right can have national and global impacts. I encourage all churches and especially seminaries to include this book as part of their curricula of what moral leadership could look like in our world.
Dr. Corné J. Bekker Dean Regent University School of Divinity
Craig von Buseck’s I Am Cyrus: Harry S. Truman And The Rebirth of Israel tells, with extraordinary detail, the complex and nuanced story leading up to Truman’s dramatic decisions concerning Israel’s rebirth. The result is an account that is so lucid, crisp, and moving that it reads like a page-turning suspense novel—except that every word is based on accurate research. Those who know the basic story of America’s role in Israel’s independence will discover new and unexpected things.
Michael Robert Wolf Senior congregational leader, author, and past president of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America
In 1983, I received a prophecy that I would one day lead a ministry that would be located on the property that President Harry S. Truman once lived on and that we would be inspired by his stand for Israel in that he was a “political intercessors” for Israel. Unknown to me, on January 29, 1958 a Jewish family purchased part of President Truman’s farm in South Kansas City (Grandview, Missouri). In the fall of 2007, their adult children sold that very property to the ministry that I lead called the International House of Prayer of Kansas City (IHOPKC). A dear friend of our ministry paid the entire cost of the property and gave it to us debt free as an amazing gift from the Lord. We closed on the property exactly 50 years (on the Monday after the weekend of September 29, 2008) after this Jewish family purchased that land from President Truman. We rejoice that it is like a Jubilee property that is debt free and returned to its right owner—the intercession ministry for Israel. Today, the people of IHOPKC are "spiritual intercessors" for Israel on a daily basis, fulfilling this amazing prophecy.
As you can imagine, the story of President Truman's "intercession" during the critical period just before and after the rebirth of Israel is of great interest to me. This story is chronicled by Dr. Craig von Buseck in his book, I Am Cyrus: Harry S. Truman and the Rebirth of Israel. To cut through the anti-Israel propaganda so prevalent in the news media and on college and public school campuses, von Buseck reaches back to the birth of the Zionist Movement in the late Nineteenth Century to give a detailed description of how the Jews rebuilt this decimated land. Drawing on years of research, he carries the reader through World War One and the Balfour Declaration and then up to the Nazi Holocaust during World War Two where six million Jews were brutally murdered.
At this critical moment in history, Harry S. Truman enters the White House and is called upon to help decide the fate of the 1.5 million homeless Jewish survivors in Europe – and the future of the one place most of them wanted to go, their ancient homeland in Eretz Israel. Facing overwhelming pressure to reject statehood for the Zionists, Truman courageously decides to do what he believes is best for America and for Jewish people around the world. As a result, a people who had wandered the world for nearly two thousand years returned with joy to their Promised Land. I Am Cyrus tells this remarkable story with details that will surprise and astonish the open-minded reader, challenging many of the assumptions made by today's media elite.
International House of Prayer of Kansas City
Craig on Buseck’s I Am Cyrus helps fill in several gaps in the important story of the nation of Israel’s re-establishment in the twentieth century. Well written and thoroughly researched, it reveals the rationale behind the motivations, challenges, and ultimate decisions President Truman navigated to formally recognize the need of a national home for the Jewish people. These facts and insights will help politicians, scholars, and engaged citizens better understand the reasons for America’s continuing support of Israel’s place, security, and prosperity in the modern Middle East.
David J. Gyerston, PhD
Dean of the Beeson International Center of Asbury Theological
Seminary and Professor of Leadership Formation and Renewal
At a time when so much of Israeli and Jewish history is being twisted or subtly rewritten, a documented history book like this is right on time. We are in a time when biblical prophecy, history and current events are colliding in Israel and so few today seem to recognize the profound implications of what that means. For those looking into that convergence, I Am Cyrus should be on their reading list!
Author, Israel Rising: Ancient Prophecy Modern Lens
Throughout history, God has been a miracle-working God. However, almost always, divine miracles have been performed with human participation of some kind. When God displays His sovereignty, the supernatural move of His Spirit normally involves natural, earthly elements as well. This miraculous divine/human partnership is beautifully illustrated in Craig von Buseck’s outstanding book, I Am Cyrus. Few people realize the important role US President Harry S. Truman had in the rebirth of the modern nation of Israel. Despite formidable obstacles and unlikely human vessels, God performed a miracle that fulfilled His prophetic declarations from many centuries earlier.
Craig von Buseck has written much more than an excellent history book. This is a powerful testimony of God’s faithfulness to His covenant people – and to each of us today.
Author, Director of Partner Communications Inspiration Ministries
With I Am Cyrus, Craig von Buseck does more than shine a light on the role of one unassuming man from Missouri who became the world’s most powerful leader just before Israel was re-born. He also skillfully weaves the story of how the Hand of Heaven has shaped leaders and governments for more than two thousand years to bring to pass the words of Bible prophets concerning Israel. Read this book—you’ll be encouraged!
John Waage Senior Editor, Middle-East Reporter, CBN News
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