Book Give Away!

I have an extra copy of Ted Dekker and Carl Medearis’  new book, Tea With Hezbollah.  Quite frankly it is one of the most eye opening an amazing books I have ever read.  (I’ll post my review next week on the 25th when it comes out).

In the mean time if you would like a chance to win my extra copy of the book, just leave a creative and convincing comment about why you want the book. I’ll pick the most creative and convincing comment and announce the winner on January 25th.   If you win I will need to be able to contact you via e-mail (so make sure you fill that part out when leaving a comment).

Since my review is not out yet.  Here is a tidbit about the book…

Tea with Hezbollah combines nail-biting narrative with the texture of rich historical background, as readers join novelist Ted Dekker and his co-author and Middle East expert, Carl Medearis, on a hair-raising journey. They are with them in every rocky cab ride, late-night border crossing, and back-room conversation as they sit down one-on-one with some of the most notorious leaders of the Arab world. These candid discussions with leaders of Hezbollah and Hamas, with muftis, sheikhs, and ayatollahs, with Osama bin Laden’s brothers, reveal these men to be real people with emotions, fears, and hopes of their own. Along the way, Dekker and Medearis discover surprising answers and even more surprising questions that they could not have anticipated—questions that lead straight to the heart of Middle Eastern conflict.

11 thoughts on “Book Give Away!

  1. Austin Wylly

    I think I deserve the book because I am secretly planning a mission to the middle east to hunt down those pesky infadels just like the good old boys did back in the 1100’s. I need to know how they think what they fear and how to get at them. I’m going old school with the cadapults and seige towers and everything. For a visual idea watch “Kingdom of Heaven.” So that’s why I think you should give me the book.


  2. Karen Thrower

    Well, since you posted this six hours ago and no one has responsed yet I think I should get it plus I am a history major and really need to broaden my horizon beyond southern american history and just in case you need further convincing, one of the pastor I work with is a former missionary to the middle east so this would make a great conversation starter plus Glenn needs another book for his shelf :o)


  3. Austin,
    this book would certainly broaden your horizens and put a damper on your plan… It’s about loving your enemies. And what you wrote (though you said it in jest) is the impression that many in the middle east have of us.


  4. Howard

    I have heard from several folks that Ted Dekker is an excellent author, but I have not yet read any of his books. This is one I would love to read since the setting is in a culture that is very different from the one we know but should learn about. I am reading another book about one of the major players in the Middle East and would love to compare that with one written by a Middle Eastern expert, of which this book is one.

    Although the culture and views of people in the Middle East is vastly different from those of us in the Western world, we must understand that we “wrestle not against flesh and blood…” Christ died for them just as He did for us. We need to see folks who are adamently diametrically opposed to us as ones He loves and for whom He died and folks that we, too, must love, pray for and reach with the gospel.


  5. Shawn

    Other than the fact it would help complete my collection of ted dekker books, I would like to win this book becuase of the truly eye opening way dekker has in making people look in to their heart and learn to love those who most think cannot be loved. Or would rather not be loved. He is one of the best, moving and heartfelt authors I have read in many years. The diveristy of his writing is amazing. Plus I need a book that appears to be less fiction, and I’m poor. 😉


  6. Margie

    I think it’s too cool that you are giving away prizes on your blog. 🙂 If you pick me, I’ll read it, then let Howard read it, then Karen can read it and put it on Glen’s shelf. You’d be encouraging literacy since I’d be reading a book I wouldn’t normally read. 🙂


  7. teresa beer

    Ted Dekker’s books are awesome. Growing up in Saudi and traveling
    to Beirut and going to school in Egypt…Tea with Hezbollah..definitely should be a must read for your eyes
    and ears to hear from other cultures. Howard, what book are you reading about the Middle East? I would be interested in reading it.


  8. Danielle

    I would like to win this book because I have never read a book by either of these authors. Also, working at Washington High with First Priority and going to UWF I have come in contact with many Muslim people and I would like some insight on how to relate to them and how to maybe bridge the gap of the presenting the gospel. And if it works for me and provides some insight then I could share it with the students at FP and equip themwith some tools for reaching their Muslim student body.


  9. pastorjonathan1

    All great responses. However in the End there can only be one winner.

    ok… Winner is (Drum Roll Please)…..



  10. Margie

    I finished reading it last night. I enjoyed it. Thanks for passing in on Jonathan. Now, it’s Howard’s turn. 🙂


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