Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Seeds of Turmoil by Bryant Wright

Another book about Jerusalem: You are thinking: "This book looks boring. Israelis should just throw a Saturday Night Block Party, shoot off some fireworks, and enjoy their time together.   And heck, Jerusalem is 6,560 miles from Orlando Florida that is way too far away to really matter?   And if Israel blows up, well there is always the Holy Land Experience." Before I read this book, I had many of these thoughts about the Holy Land. But, now I have a clearer perspective on Israel.

Seeds of Turmoil by Bryant Wright 
Seeds of Turmoil is a book that shows in a simple, clear fashion the roots of unrest in Modern Israel. The book begins with the history of Abraham. Arabs, Christians and Jews all have their beginning with Abraham. But all three have responded to their dysfunctional family problem by divergent means.

Bryan Wright's straight forward writing, presents clearly the historical and sociological roots of turmoil in Israel. As Americans we need to deepen our knowledge on Islam, Judaism and Christianity. America's future will depend on the interactions between diverse communities.
Seeds of Turmoil is a great book, clucked loudly. (*****)

 I also  loved the author notes, maps, and reading group questions that were included in this book.  

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


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