Amazing Book that Clarifies the real issues at Stake in Palestine

Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue, and Unthinkable Choices is the autobiography of Mosab Hassan Yousef, the son of one of the primary founders of Hamas.  The book is face paced, action packed, and full of real life drama.  I am not greatly familiar with the Israeli – Palestinian conflict, but became familiar through this book. I am deeply greatful to Mosab Hassan Yousef for his courage in writing such a book.  His heart bleeds for peace and unity in a place where their is violence and chaos.  He truly has a unique perspective to be able to see multiple sides of the conflict.

I don’t want to give the contents of the book away, so I’ll keep this review short. Son of Hamas reads like a spy novel only the accounts are real, first hand accounts of a young man who has already lived a unique and adventure filled life.  Through the book Mosab shares his journey as a good Palestinian Muslim, to understanding the Israeli side of the issue, to becoming a follower of Jesus Christ.  In the post script of his book, Mosab reminds readers that while he may be an expert in understanding the Middle-Eastern conflict, he is still young in his faith (a very mature statement).

 

Mossab hassan Yousef has a blog, you can check it out at http://www.sonofhamas.com

If you are looking to understand the Palestinian side of the Israeli – Palestinian conflict,  This book is for you.  The retail price of Son of Hamas is $26.99 (Hardcover), and is available around the web in places like Amazon.com for $17.04. I gave it five stars (its one of the best biographies I’ve read in a while).

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“Seeds of Turmoil” by Bryant Wright (Review)

Seeds of Turmoil: The Biblical Roots of the Inevitable Crisis in the Middle East is a great book to help you figure out the history behind the middle eastern conflict.  I was excited to get my copy in the mail and read it over the weekend in my down time between events.  It was an easy read (perhaps too easy of a read given the subject matter).

The author writes unapologetically from a Christian standpoint.  He takes careful pains to examine the Genesis account of the creation of two nations through the seed of Abraham (Ishmael and Issac).  He fleshes out how these nations have grown and are located today.  I was impressed with the author’s knowledge and ability to navigate through the world of 3 major religions (Jewish, Christian, and Muslim) and various nationalities.

Overall this book was a great introduction to the Middle Eastern Conflict from a Biblical and Christian perspective.  However, I would have liked to have seen more detail and a richer expression of an Islamic perspective.

If you are a Christian and are looking to understand Middle Easter conflict, or if you are looking for a Christian perspective on Middle Eastern conflict… This book is for you. The retail price of Seeds of Turmoil is $19.99 (hardcover), and is available around the web in places like Amazon.com for $13.59. I gave it four stars.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson as part of the BookSneeze program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”