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Kathie Lee Gifford

Kathie Lee Gifford

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Unveil the Truth Behind King Herod and Mary — Explore Their Lives Like Never Before with The First Book in This Eye-Opening Series!

Behind the well-known names of Mary and Herod lies a story untold, until now. Kathie Lee Gifford’s latest book ventures beyond the surface, exploring the intricate dynamics of their lives against the backdrop of ancient societal forces.

The first installment in the Ancient Evil, Living Hope series, Herod and Mary begins with the tragic life of King Herod — Christianity's first true persecutor. As an impressionable boy, he is forever marked by the raw power of Rome. Throughout the course of Herod's career, he gains power, fame, and riches beyond belief. Yet murderous intrigues stalk this man — and infect his own dark soul.

But, Mary saw the struggle of her people under a tyrant. Like all Jewish women, she knew the promises of Torah and longed for a deliverer. But no one could have prepared her for what the angel of God revealed: that the Messiah wouldn't arrive with the blaring of trumpets, the clash of arms, or the fanfare of a mighty host. He would arrive as an infant within her own womb. The light of the world was born in a cave: not a king who maims and destroys, but the gentle King of the Jews.

Prepare to have your views on these historical figures forever changed… Through meticulously researched narrative and a fresh perspective, this book sheds light on the complex relationship between Mary and Herod. It combines historical accuracy with compelling storytelling, offering readers a unique opportunity to experience the biblical world from an insider's perspective.

This riveting narrative nonfiction work reveals deep insight to how Herod came to power, how corruption and an ancient evil threatened the stability of a nation, and how a teenage Mary was called to traverse these obstacles to bring the Savior, Jesus, our living hope, into the world.

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Kathie Lee Gifford

Kathie Lee Gifford is the four-time Emmy award-winning former co-host of the fourth hour of "TODAY," alongside Hoda Kotb. After 11 years together, Gifford stepped down from that role in 2019 to pursue other creative endeavors. The Gifford-Kotb hour had been hailed as "appointment television" by Entertainment Weekly, and "TODAY’s happy hour" by USA Today.

Prior to NBC News, Gifford served as the co-host of "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee" for 15 years. In 2015, Gifford was inducted into the Broadcast & Cable Hall of Fame. She was recently awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

A playwright, producer, singer, songwriter, and actress, Gifford has starred in numerous television programs and movies in her 50-year career. She has written several musicals including Broadway’s SCANDALOUS, which received a Tony nomination for Best Actress in 2012. Gifford also starred on Broadway in "Putting it Together" and "Annie." In the fall of 2018, she wrote, produced, and starred in Then Came You, alongside Craig Ferguson. Gifford co-wrote the score for the film with Brett James. Then Came You was released on demand in October of 2020. In April of 2019, she made her directorial debut with THE GOD WHO SEES oratorio, shot in Israel and based on a song she co-wrote with Grammy-nominated Nicole C. Mullen. In 2021 she wrote, produced, directed, and released The Way.

Gifford authored five NY Times bestselling books including, "It’s Never Too Late…Make The Next Act of Your Life the Best Act of Your Life", "The Rock, The Road, and the Rabbi", "Just When I Thought I’d Dropped My Last Egg", "I Can’t Believe I Said That", and the popular children’s book "Party Animals." Her newest book, "Herod and Mary: The True Story of the Tyrant King and the Mother of the Risen Savior" will be released in July of 2024.

Gifford lends support to numerous children’s organizations including Childhelp, the International Justice Mission, and the Association to Benefit Children, which spawned Cassidy’s Place and Cody House, named after her two children. She received an honorary degree from Marymount University for her humanitarian work in labor relations.

Gifford is on Twitter and Instagram at @KathieLGifford. Facebook – Kathie Lee Gifford