By Elias Chacour, David Hazard
This is a narrative approximately people--not politics.
Elias Chacour grew up in a small Palestinian village in Galilee. whilst tens of millions of Palestinians have been killed and approximately 1000000 compelled into refugee camps in 1948, Chacour started a protracted fight with find out how to stay out his own spirituality. In Blood Brothers, he blends his riveting existence tale with ancient and biblical learn to bare a little-known part of the Arab-Israeli clash, concerning questions such as:
• What touched off the turmoil within the center East?
• What does Bible prophecy rather need to say?
• Can sour enemies ever be reconciled?
This foreign bestseller, now up to date with statement at the present kingdom of the Israeli-Palestinian clash, bargains wish and perception that could support every one people learn how to reside at peace in a global of anxiety and terror.
"Far from being peacemakers, many Christians give a contribution to a polarized dialog that really fuels the clash. Father Chacour calls us past that. . . . thousand years after Jesus walked the Galilean hills, [Chacour] and others like him nonetheless wrestle--by deep necessity--with what it capacity to like our enemies and be peacemakers in a damaged international. Entrusted with a doubtless very unlikely calling, Chacour chooses to persist with Jesus each step of how, and invitations us to hitch him."--from the foreword by way of Gabe Lyons and Lynne Hybels
[b]Elias Chacour is a graduate of the Seminaire du Saint Sulpice in Paris and the Hebrew collage in Jerusalem, and is now Archbishop of the Melkite Church. he's founding father of Mar Elias college and has equipped faculties, libraries, group facilities, and early life golf equipment all through Israel's Galilee sector, the place he lives, as a resource of reconciliation among Palestinians and Jews. He has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 3 times.
David Hazard is the director of Ascent, a world "prep college for authors"; a bestselling writer; a publishing advisor; and a writing and creativity trainer. for additional information, see his web site, www.itsyourlifebethere.com.
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Blood Brothers: The Dramatic Story of a Palestinian Christian Working for Peace in Israel by Elias Chacour, David Hazard