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Seeds of Turmoil – Bryant Wright

11 Oct

_225_350_Book.244.coverThe current conflict in the Middle East began long before the creation of the state of Israel in 1948.

This fascinating insight into the beginnings of the conflict also explains what about the land is so important today. In addition, Wright sheds light on the conflicting Jewish, Christian, and Islamic perspectives and answers the question, Does God play favourites?

 

“A clear, in-depth biblical explanation of the origin, history, and significance of the Middle East conflict.”

That’s what the blurb promised, and perhaps I was just hoping for a little more.

The author takes us through the history of the Nations of Israel and the Arab peoples, from Abraham down through the book of Genesis. It covers some stories that perhaps we don’t always see as been connected. For a lot of people it might be new, but I found it a little stale.

There was nothing biblical or in-depth beyond what I would find in a basic commentary in any decent Bible.

The principle is sound, and for those who have never examined the history of the people of the Middle East, it might be interesting. However I was expecting more, especially in terms of connecting it to the modern situation.

Very biblical, not very in-depth.

But also very readable.

Get this one if you want to save yourself some studying of the Bible, but don’t think it will add anything to your knowledge that you couldn’t get from the Bible itself.

 

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This is another book that I received free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. 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.”

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