Monday, January 25, 2010

Tea With Hezbollah by Ted Dekker and Carl Medearis

Carl and Ted were in a cafe three years ago when Carl wondered what our nations "enemies" thought of Jesus' teaching to love your enemies. It took a year to talk Ted into the trip, a year to plan the trip and a year to write the book. With the influence of a wealthy Saudi they traveled to Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Syria.
As Dekker notes, this is not a book about Middle Eastern politics; it's a book about learning to love embittered enemies.
Through interviews and conversations they found out what others thought of the term "Christian." They found what Christians, Muslims, Jews, and Samaritans have in common. While they all worship the God of Abraham, none practice the teachings of Jesus (yes, including Christians).
This book has good insight into the heart of the common Muslim and what he thinks about life and Americans. This book is definitely worth the read.
This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.
For information on ordering this book:
http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780307588296
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