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Ron Cantor

Ron Cantor

Genres:
Historical
,
Speculative
Ron lives with this wife Elana in Tel Aviv, Israel, where they serve on the leadership team of Tiferet Yeshua (The Glory of Jesus), a Hebrew-speaking Messianic congregation. They focus on mentoring young leaders. In addition, Ron and Elana travel throughout the world teaching on the Jewish Roots of the New Testament and preaching the Gospel of Yeshua the Messiah.
Q&A: Ron Cantor

Q&A: Ron Cantor

(July 2013)
Ron Cantor's new novel, Identity Theft, ask a hard question that is near and dear to his heart - how can a modern-day Jew come to believe that Jesus was and is the Hebrew Messiah?

Q: WHAT WERE YOUR GOALS WRITING IDENTITY THEFT?
I initially wrote Identity Theft as a teaching book for Christians to understand the Jewishness of Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the New Covenant. However, just before sending in the manuscript, I sensed that God would have me rewrite it as a novel, the story of a Jewish man seeking truth, who has a supernatural with an angel who then introduces him to a variety of characters from a teen-ages Holocaust survivor to John the Baptist.

As I rewrote it, I realized that not only will this open up the eyes of Christians, but Jews as well. We have already received an email of a Jewish man who came to faith in Yeshua after reading the book. In addition, I hoped that Identity Theft would equip Christians to reach out to Jewish people with sufficient sensitivity and knowledge.

Q: HOW DO YOU CHOOSE WHICH STORY TO WRITE?
As this is my first novel, it was quite easy because I did all the research first, writing an actual theological book. All I needed to do was build a story around it. I was quite nervous at first, but once I started writing, it flowed at an amazing pace. I wrote the novel part in four weeks, after nine months of research. Often I would find myself in tears, as I would so identify what the story. It was a great experience.

Q: WHAT ARE SOME EXAMPLES FROM THE STORY WHERE YOU DREW ELEMENTS FROM REAL LIFE?
The protagonist, David, is a Jewish young man searching; I was once a Jewish young man searching for truth. While he is not me, I did draw from my life to create him.

Q: WHICH CHARACTER IN IDENTITY THEFT SURPRISED YOU MOST?
Without a doubt the angel. As the story went on, his sense of humor developed in a way that surprised me. He and David bond in a wonderful way.

Q: WHAT PROJECTS ARE YOU WORKING ON NOW?
Identity Theft Two of course... and I am thinking of righting a Zombie novel, where the cure is hidden vials of the Blood of Jesus that were taken over 2000 years ago. It is based on a dream I had. We will see if I can find time to write it.
 
 

 

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