A bag of evidence containing the synthetic opioid fentanyl disguised as Oxycodone is shown during a 2020 news conference at the Fresno County Sheriff Office in Fresno, California. (Craig Kohlruss/The Fresno Bee/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)
Lela Gilbert is an award-winning writer who has authored or co-authored more than sixty books. Most recently she has written Baroness Cox: Eyewitness to a Broken World (2nd edition, Lion Hudson, 2021) and Heroic Faith: Hope amid Global Persecution, coauthored with Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin (US Army, ret.) and Arielle Del Turco (Fidelis Books, 2022). She also coauthored Persecuted: The Global Assault on Christians with Hudson’s Center for Religious Freedom Director Nina Shea and Senior Fellow Paul Marshall (Thomas Nelson, 2013).
Having resided in Israel for ten years, Ms. Gilbert's critically acclaimed book Saturday People, Sunday People: Israel through the Eyes of a Christian Sojourner (Encounter Books, 2012)—although authored by a Christian—was listed in Jewish Ideas Daily as one of the twenty best non-fiction Jewish books of 2012.
Ms. Gilbert writes op-eds and articles about the intensifying global persecution of minorities in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa as well as ongoing European and Islamist antisemitism. She has published in Newsweek, Fathom Journal, Religion Unplugged, World Israel News, Jewish Policy Review, Providence Magazine, and the Washington Stand.