By Ted Dekker, Carl Medearis
Is it quite attainable to like one's enemies?
That's the query that sparked a desirable and, now and then, terrifying trip into the center of the center East through the summer season of 2008. It used to be a visit that started in Egypt, handed underneath the metal and glass excessive rises of Saudi Arabia, then wound during the bullet- pocked alleyways of Beirut and dusty streets of Damascus, earlier than finishing on the cradle of the world's 3 significant religions: Jerusalem.
Tea with Hezbollah combines nail-biting narrative with the feel of wealthy old history, as readers sign up for novelist Ted Dekker and his co-author and center East professional, Carl Medearis, on a hair-raising trip. they're with them in each rocky cab journey, late-night border crossing, and back-room dialog as they sit one-on-one with the most infamous leaders of the Arab global. those candid discussions with leaders of Hezbollah and Hamas, with muftis, sheikhs, and ayatollahs, with Osama bin Laden's brothers, demonstrate those males to be actual individuals with feelings, fears, and hopes in their personal. alongside the best way, Dekker and Medearis detect spectacular solutions or even extra extraordinary questions that they can now not have anticipated--questions that lead immediately to the guts of center jap conflict.
Through robust narrative Tea With Hezbollah will draw the West right into a thoroughly clean figuring out of these we name our enemies and the instructing that dares us to like them. A needs to learn for all who see the looming hazard emerging within the heart East.
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N o n e o f the gods can even k n o w whether he w i l l live or die. T h e w o r l d may be less o f a mystery t o the gods than i t is to us, b u t it is a mystery nonetheless. W h e n the gods themselves are struggling t o be personal and cannot see the future or the meaning o f i t all, they cannot be the source o f personal meaning for man. T h r o u g h the contrast w i t h a mere theism and polytheism, we have a better idea what i t means t o say that only in the Christian doctrine o f the T r i n i t y is there a personal absolute.
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