Sontag's "The Silver Coin" is the third book of the "Ancient Elements" historical YA series

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Sunbury Press has released The Silver Coin, Marie Sontag’s historical young adult novel that is the third volume in the Ancient Elements series.

About the Book:
The Mycenaean captain laughed and addressed his prisoners. “By the time people realize you’re missing, you’ll all be slaves of Greek merchants or landowners. And I’ll be that much richer!” Sam swallowed hard. Now I’ll never find Uncle Zim. And who will want to buy a crippled slave? Numbness overtook him as he saw his hopes, like the sail of the Phoenician ship, go up in flames.

tsc_fcWhat Others Are Saying:
“Sontag’s Mediterranean world is a vivid one, and the story makes clear that even thousands of years ago, residents of the region were well traveled and knowledgeable about their realm. . . . individuals looking for curriculum-based fiction may find the book a valuable tool.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Sontag’s final book of her Ancient Element’s trilogy was an exhilarating conclusion to this Indiana Jones-like journey through the civilizations of the ancient middle eastern kingdoms. Students reading her books will effortlessly be educated, richly enhancing the core curriculum they are learning in their middle school classes.” — Jean Fujiki, Library Media Clerk, Cupertino, CA

“Sontag once again delivers heart stopping excitement as Samsuluna embarks on his next adventure. A masterful work of historical fiction that brings the ancient past to life. You will not be disappointed!” — Roberta Hendricks, Reading Intervention Specialist, TX

“The Silver Coin is so visual throughout, using conversation to move the characters forward in this third book of Dr. Sontag’s trilogy. My sixth grade students love to read her books!” — Susan Peers, Social Studies Teacher, San Jose, CA

Excerpt:
Peret, Season of Planting, 1777 BC – Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Egypt

boatFifteen-year-old Samsuluna fingered the remaining silver coin given to him by his adoptive father, Balashi. As the ship rocked beneath his sandaled feet, he eyed the ominous, black clouds gathering in the distance. “They say it takes about seven days to sail from Egypt to the Phoenician city of Tyre,” Samsuluna told his friend, Keret. “Once we get to Tyre, I’ll finally be able to complete my quest and reunite with my uncle, Zim-ri-lin.”

Seventeen-year-old Keret leaned over the Phoenician ship’s wicker railing to look at the dark sea that churned below. Keret then observed the swift moving clouds overhead. “I don’t know, Sam.” Keret shook his head. “It may take more than seven days to reach Phoenicia if a storm rolls in.”

Sam returned his coin to the leather pouch strapped around his neck and tucked the pouch beneath his tunic. “Well, at least I’ll have a place to call home again,” Sam said. “Since Balashi’s death . . .” Sam’s voice trailed off as he gazed at the clouds once again.

Sam turned his head when one of the Phoenician crewmen walked over and stood next to him, scanning the horizon. Something in the sailor’s intent gaze caused Sam to tighten his grip on the ship’s railing.

About the Author:
Dr. Marie Sontag taught middle school for over 15 years. She has a BA in Social Science, and an MA and PhD in Education. When on speaking events, she’s always accompanied by her authenticated 3,000-year-old bronze dagger, alabaster jar, and silver coin.

Books in the Ancient Elements Series:
Book One: The Bronze Dagger
Book Two: The Alabaster Jar
Book Three: The Silver Coin

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The Silver Coin
Authored by Marie Sontag
List Price: $9.99
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
140 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620067987
ISBN-10: 1620067986
BISAC: Juvenile Fiction / Historical / Ancient Civilizations

Coming soon on Kindle

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/The-Silver-Coin-97816200…

Jesus was not Jewish says Christian scholar

BEIRUT, LebanonSunbury Press has released the hardcover version of author Karim El Koussa’s religious history Jesus the Phoenician, placing Jesus’s origins in Galilee, outside of Judea.

About the book:
imageJesus the Phoenician. A book of religious history that is sure to challenge conventional thinking about the origins of Jesus Christ, not only among Christians in the west, but in the entire world. It conveys important historical, geographical, archaeological, cultural and theological findings regarding the possibility that Jesus was not Jewish, but rather Phoenician.

Could Jesus have been a non-Jew? Of course!

He was Phoenician in every possible way.

Be ready to experience a World Revelation and a Christian Revolution…

Contents:
Part I
Etymology of the Savior’s Name
The Great Annunciation
The Family of Jesus

Author Karim El Koussa (photo by Rene Mouawad)

Author Karim El Koussa (photo by Rene Mouawad)

Part II
The Geographical Region: Mt. Carmel & Bet-Lahem of Galilee
The Historical Evidence of Jesus the Galilean
The Galilean Disciples of Jesus

Part III
The Cultural and Religious Entourage at the Time of Jesus
The Hypothetical Jesus the Jew Fails to Prove Himself Once Again
Which God and What Temple?

Part IV
The Extra-New Testament Sources
The Church New Testament
The Religion and Theology of Jesus the Phoenician
Epilogue

Appendix:

Maps
Authentic Maps of the Phoenician Bethlehem
Bet(h)-Lahem (House of Bread)
Map 1 – Section of “Palestine”
Map 2 – Section of ancient “Soria”
This is a section of the first scientific map of Syria (meaning Phoenicia). It was drawn by the geographer Ptolemy around 150 AD, basing it on the work of Arastonis and Marinos of Tyre.
Map 3 – Section of “Bird’s Eye View of the Holy Land”
Map 4 – Section of “Israel”

Pictures
The Grotto of Makadoushi where Virgin Lady Maryām waited for her son to return from his missionary journeys in Jerusalem
The Lebanese Kana or Qana
the place of origin of the Virgin Lady Maryām
the famous wedding of Kana where the first miracle of turning water into wine occurred

Tables
Table 1 – Yāwshu Family Tree
Table 2 – The Apostles
Table 3 – The Approximate Timeline of the Most Important Christian Events and the Development of the Church New Testament

Jesus the Phoenician
Authored by Karim El Koussa
List Price: $29.95
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm) hardcover
Black & White on White paper
350 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-10: 1620065789
ISBN-13: 978-1620065785
BISAC: Religion / Christianity / History

Also available on Nook and Kindle and in paperback

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Jesus-the-Phoenician-HAR…