Issachar’s Heirs: A MUST READ for Christians

Issachar coverI had the opportunity to review a book this week and I want to share it with you so you can not only read it for yourself but pass the word to your spheres of influence.

ISSACHAR’S HEIRS by Brian Chilton is a chilling thriller that every Christian in America needs to read.

Though a work of fiction, this story feels both reflective of past and current events but also prophetic in the fact that I believe the discrimination of Christians could reach the points it did in Mr. Chilton’s novel. This book should be a wake-up call and a call to action in terms of our involvement in legislation, voting and prayer. The story itself was riveting and held impressive twists and the characters felt real.

The writing style was good although some parts were hard to get through because of the chilling content. It takes courage to finish a book like this because we tend to want to pretend these kinds of things can’t happen, but they have (Jews oppressed by Hitler) and are. That in an of itself can be dismal, but to not acknowledge the truth means lies will continue to prevail and destroy our freedoms as believers. In other words, it felt very true to life in most places. Yet the book also imparted a sense of hope that no matter what plans are fashioned against us or how few our true number, Jesus ultimately won and God is still on the throne. I look forward to the next books in the series.

One (small) formatting issue I struggled with in the digital version: I hope that next time, some of the longer paragraphs are broken up to make the reading faster. The paragraph length made me tempted to skim, and I think that would be remedied by breaking those up. Otherwise, that was my only complaint/only thing I would change about this novel.

This is an author to watch for and I hope this book ends up on the bestseller list and gets the attention it’s worthy of. I’m glad this author is using his background and his faith to be a voice for righteousness.

Thanks to LeAnn Hamby/Glass Roads PR for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for my honest opinion on the work, which I have given.


Issachar’s Heirs is Brian Chilton’s first novel, and he is currently completing the second and third novels in the series, One Nation Under God and The Keys of David.

His non-fiction writing has previously been featured in, National Legal Center for the Public Interest, The Washington Post, Health Care Compliance Association,,, Compliance Week, Law Watch, Legal Times, Washington Business Journal, National Law Journal, United Press International, the ABA’s Criminal Justice magazine and Canadian Corporate Counsel magazine.

A 1992 graduate of University of Virginia School of Law, he was Associate Editor and Executive Editor of the Virginia Law Review, graduating with several honors, including Order of the Coif. From 1999-2002 he served as Senior Counsel in the Office of the Independent Counsel (Starr/Ray) in the MadisonGuaranty/Whitewater/Lewinsky investigations where he was primary editor of the Office’s final public reports. Brian represented the mother and daughter in the 2004 Supreme Court case, Elk Grove Unified School District v.Newdow, resulting in the words “under God” being retained in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Before law school Brian earned a 1988 Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester and has worked as a professional singer and actor, including performing the National Anthem for Washington Nationals major league baseball games. Born in 1965, Brian was the unplanned baby of an unmarried teenage mother. By God’s grace his birth preceded Roe v. Wade’s expansion of abortion by eight years and he was adopted into a Christian home. He and his wife Lori have been married twenty-seven years, live with their three children in Virginia, and attend McLean Bible Church.

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