Love Is Like Tea: Book Review: Seeds of Turmoil

Friday, 22 June 2012

Book Review: Seeds of Turmoil

Bryan Wright's new book is a fascinating read on the background of the current tensions in the Middle East. His writing is a combination of well research points and a clear voice linking the significance of the past to the   problems of the present. He uses the Old Testament to show the relationship between the conflicts and the Bible, specifically with the story of Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar.

A clear, in-depth biblical explanation of the origin, history, and significance of the Middle East conflict.
The current conflict in the Middle East began long before the creation of the state of Israel in 1948. It originated when Abraham sinned, distorting God's promise that he and his heirs would make a great nation and inherit the land now called The Holy Land.
A historical and political account, Seeds of Turmoil clearly explains the biblical story of Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar and the ensuing sibling rivalry between Jacob and Esau, whose choices formed the world's three most influential religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
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 favorites?

While this book is heavily based on religion and biblical references rather than a history of another kind, it is nevertheless a great read for those interested in the conflicts surrounding Israel and it's people.

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