Bryant Wright has done an amazing job with Seeds of Turmoil: The Biblical Roots of the Inevitable Crisis in the Middle East. I found it absolutely fascinating. Obviously this book is written from a Christian perspective and I highly doubt that people of the Islamic faith would enjoy this book, but from the Christian point of view it is fabulous.
The author takes everything back to scripture and details the repercussions of the actions of Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebekah and Jacob. He includes maps and also explanations of where lands mentioned in the Bible are located today. I found it interesting that he also gives a history of the conflict from both the Islamic and Jewish perspectives. He admits that he probably doesn’t do the best job of covering these points of views, but he attempts it anyway, which I find humbling. I think this book would be of great aid to people trying to comprehend the book of Genesis and understand how the actions that occurred in the beginning effect our lives today.
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