Joel C. Rosenberg is an American author who writes conservative political thrillers. He is an Evangelical Christian who writes about how terrorism affects Bible Prophecy. He is also the founder of The Joshua Fund, which gives money to those who have been hurt by terrorism in Israel, Palestine and Lebanon. He is not to be confused with sci-fi/fantasy author Joel Rosenberg.

Rosenberg’s first novel, The Last Jihad, was published in 2002, but written months before the 9/11 attacks. Below is the order of when Joel C. Rosenberg’s were originally published:

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Publication Order of The Last Jihad Books

The Last Jihad (2002)Description / Buy at
The Last Days (2003)Description / Buy at
The Ezekiel Option (2005)Description / Buy at
The Copper Scroll (2006)Description / Buy at
Dead Heat (2008)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of David Shirazi Books

The Twelfth Imam (2010)Description / Buy at
The Tehran Initiative (2011)Description / Buy at
Damascus Countdown (2013)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of J. B. Collins Books

The Third Target (2015)Description / Buy at
The First Hostage (2015)Description / Buy at
Without Warning (2017)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Marcus Ryker Books

The Kremlin Conspiracy (2018)Description / Buy at
The Persian Gamble (2019)Description / Buy at
The Jerusalem Assassin (2020)Description / Buy at
The Beirut Protocol (2021)Description / Buy at
The Libyan Diversion (2023)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Auschwitz Escape (2014)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Epicenter (2006)Description / Buy at
Inside the Revolution (2009)Description / Buy at
Epicenter Study Guide (2009)Description / Buy at
Inside the Revival (2010)Description / Buy at
Implosion (2012)Description / Buy at
The Invested Life (2012)Description / Buy at
Israel at War (2012)Description / Buy at
Enemies and Allies (2021)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

Israel, the Church, and the Middle East(2018)Description / Buy at

Note: The Invested Life was co-written with T.E. Koshy.

If You Like Joel C. Rosenberg Books, You’ll Love…

Joel C. Rosenberg Synopses: The Auschwitz Escape is a standalone novel by Joel C. Rosenberg. An awful cloud of darkness has hit Jacob Weisz’s beloved Germany. Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime has taken power and now has Germany by the throat. All non-Aryans – especially Jewish people like Jacob and his family – are treated like dogs.

When tragedy strikes during one terrible night of violence, Jacob flees and joins rebel forces working to undermine the regime. But after a raid goes wrong, Jacob finds himself in a horrible nightmare – trapped in a packed train to the Auschwitz death camp.

As World War II ensues and Hitler begins executing his “final solution” to systematically and ruthlessly exterminate the Jewish people, Jacob must rely on his wits and a God he’s unsure about to somehow get out of Auschwitz and alert the world to the Nazi’s atrocities before Fascism overtakes all of Europe. The fate of millions hangs in the balance.

The Twelfth Imam is the first David Shirazi novel by Joel C. Rosenberg. Tensions are building in the Middle East. Iran’s president vows to annihilate the United States and Israel. Israel’s prime minister says someone must hit Iran’s nuclear sites soon. The U.S. president warns against a preemptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities and prefers to find peace through negotiations.

Meanwhile, rumors are going around throughout the region of a mysterious religious cleric claiming to be the Islamic messiah known as the Mahdi or the Twelfth Imam. Tales of his miracles, healings, signs, and wonders are spreading like wildfire.

CIA operative David Shirazi is the right man for the job. He is recruited and sent into Tehran with one objective: use all means necessary to disrupt Iran’s nuclear weapons program, without leaving American fingerprints and without setting off an apocalyptic new war.

A native Farsi speaker whose family escaped from Iran in 1979, he couldn’t be better prepared for the mission. But none of his training has prepared Shirazi for what will happen next.

The Third Target by Joel C. Rosenberg is the first J.B. Collins novel.

When New York Times foreign correspondent J.B. Collins hears whispers that an al-Qaeda splinter cell – ISIS – has captured a cache of chemical weapons inside Syria, he knows he must follow this story immediately.

Does the jihadist faction really possess weapons of mass destruction? And who is the intended target? The U.S.? Israel? Or someone else?

With tensions already high, the impending visit of the U.S. president to the region could end up setting off an explosion of gigantic proportions. Knowing that terrorist forces are already attempting to bring down two Arab governments in the region – Iraq and Syria – can Collins uncover the truth before time runs out? Or will the terrorists succeed in setting their sights on the third target and achieving genocide?

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20 Responses to “Order of Joel C. Rosenberg Books”

  1. WaltP: 11 months ago

    Do the Marcus Ryker books need to be read in order to make sense? The fifth book looks great! Thanks


    • Graeme: 11 months ago

      I believe it is recommended you do


  2. Hilda: 3 years ago

    @King James – you hit the nail on the head. We need to pray for Gregory771 and feel sorry for him, because he will find out the truth and then it will be too late. Mr. Rosenberg is a wonderful writer….I totally enjoy his books. Thank you, Mr. Rosenberg.


  3. Sonia I Barthel-Gonzalez: 3 years ago

    Gregory771: The beauty of it is you are free to choose. If you don’t like this author, pick another. Bashing other peoples beliefs doesn’t make you right. Ridicule is also an unnecessary comment. I like Mr Rosenberg’s books. If nothing else they definitely make one think. I have several times stopped and apologized to our Creator for the cruel things we humans do to each other. Enjoy your day.


    • Jerrie: 3 years ago

      Same here, I have stopped and asked for forgiveness for my own weakness and prayed for the leaders.
      I found myself praying for the characters also, silly I know.
      I love it that he uses scriptures and
      I am a big fan of his writing’s as well as The Jerusalem’s post.


  4. TomSJr: 4 years ago

    I have every book of Joel’s except his last two, which I will now be purchasing. EXCELLENT reads, especially for Christians! NON Christians will never understand them.


  5. lemondrop1: 9 years ago

    I just finished The Third Target, but I didn’t realize the ending isn’t the end, is there going to be a second book on this?


    • Brandon: 8 years ago

      The First Hostage is out December 29th.


      • lemondrop1: 8 years ago

        thanks! I never read any of his books , until the 12th Iman came out, and that was an excellent book


  6. Miranda: 9 years ago

    The best books you can read! Not only are they a thrilling read but they are based on bible prophecy which is unfolding before our eyes right now! He seems to publish JUST BEFORE events begun to take place in real life and if you follow Middle East news you will see for yourself!
    All he is doing is opening people’s eyes with his amazing books to what is really REALITY!
    When he first started publishing / writing his books people seriously asked if he was a prophet lol but no, he is ‘ only’ putting into a ‘thriller’ type setting what is already foretold in the bible through the prophets who are contained within its pages.
    He is simply on the same timetable as Gid when it comes to ‘ end times’ world prophecy involving ISRAEL and the Middle East , USA and all the other countries mentioned in relation to this in the Bible.
    Read them, you will be captivated and once you ‘ see’ you won’t ever forget and you won’t be able to deny that everything contained in the bible is coming true, right before our eyes, NOW our time!! Seriously!
    Whether you are a Christian or not you will enjoy these books! You can’t lose …just start reading;)


    • Gregory771: 9 years ago

      Read ’em if you like ’em….but don’t take prophecy seriously, it’s nonsense, a con to extract money from the gullible….


      • Paul: 8 years ago

        This of course is your opinion.


      • Sandy Miller: 8 years ago

        @ Miranda… If you were ever going to ignore anything said to you then please make that thing what Gregory771 says in his comment. An atheist is the very last thing you want to listen to and the very thing that will lead a person to hell. His kind have always been around and his kind will always be around until God cleanses the earth of them.


        • Gregory771: 8 years ago

          rotfl…..You God-botherers crack me up. You just want control of what people think… matter that that’s the last thing God would want. You just want control, just like any predator.


          • Gregory771: 8 years ago

            read ‘Game of Thrones’, George Martin is an excellent writer. Or any one of a number of series by Raymond Feist, who doesn’t make you wait years for the next book. 😀 😀

          • Angelique: 6 years ago

            GoT is nothing but soft core porn and violence in badly written english.

          • m parker: 7 years ago

            So if you don’t like books by believers why read them?
            There are plenty of books available by secularists and atheists.

      • Donna Coker: 8 years ago

        God says for us too touch not his anointed. I believe him, not only because he has written so many books that have been true before the prophecy comes true ,but he is right on the mark.


      • janet: 4 years ago

        So sorry that you have that view. I pray that God will open your eyes and show you His truth, not yours, so that you will be saved.


      • KingJames: 3 years ago

        @Gregory771 – spoken like a true, backed into a corner, lashing out, not knowing where the answers really are, shaking in his boots, unable to sleep at night since he is unsure if today is his last day here on this earth, agnostic, who will confront reality sooner than he expects and find hopelessness a million times worse than the hopelessness he is experiencing now. Unrecoverable hopelessness. Why are you threatened by a well written story, based in truth or not, that you have to deride it? The answer is, of course, that it frightens you. And that is totally okay. It actually should frighten you. I am frightened for you. Gregory, please at least give Jesus a chance.


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