Seeds of Turmoil
The Biblical roots of the inevitable crisis in the Middle East
By Bryant Wright
Published by Thomas Nelson
I found this to be a most interesting book which takes the reader on a journey through biblical history which he starts the book with the story of Abraham.
Abraham was actually the father of 3 of the most influential faiths; Judaism, Christianity and Islam. This is where and when the problems in the Middle East began and what has caused them to continue and escalate for thousands of years.
After reading this book, the reader will come away with a deeper understanding of the history of the Middle East along with a broader sense of the current situation that we are facing in the world today. The last chapters in the book are very insightful, the Jewish perspective, the Islamic perspective and then the Christian perspective. I personally would suggest to the reader to highlight, take notes as you read so that you can really get the most of what you are reading. I didn’t have a whole lot of biblical knowledge and even so the book was very informative and easy to follow. There are also study notes for each chapter in the back. I also appreciated the glossary as it was quite helpful for me as I went along. The final thoughts and three burning questions are still going through my mind and I am still going over the timeline that Bryant Wright also included in the book. Prior to reading this book, my only knowledge of the Middle East situation was of the political type and this book has opened my eyes. Very glad I read this book!
I was given this book from booksneeze in exchange for a review.