Tea with Hezbollah: Sitting at the Enemies' Table--Our Journey Through the Middle East  -     By: Ted Dekker, Carl Medearis
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Tea with Hezbollah: Sitting at the Enemies' Table--Our Journey Through the Middle East

Random House, Inc / 2010 / Hardcover

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Traveling to Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Beirut, Damascus, and Jerusalem, best-selling author Dekker and Middle East expert Medearis sat down with Islamic leaders and terrorists to talk about fundamental Christian questions, including "Who is my neighbor?" and "Is it really possible to love my enemy?" They were surprised by the answers---and you will be, too! 288 pages, hardcover from Doubleday.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 288
Vendor: Random House, Inc
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 9.25 X 6.13 (inches)
ISBN: 0307588270
ISBN-13: 9780307588272
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Publisher's Description

Is it really possible to love one’s enemies?

That’s the question that sparked a fascinating and, at times, terrifying journey into the heart of the Middle East during the summer of 2008. It was a trip that began in Egypt, passed beneath the steel and glass high rises of Saudi Arabia, then wound through the bullet- pocked alleyways of Beirut and dusty streets of Damascus, before ending at the cradle of the world’s three major religions: Jerusalem.

Tea with Hezbollah
combines nail-biting narrative with the texture of rich historical background, as readers join novelist Ted Dekker and his co-author and Middle East expert, Carl Medearis, on a hair-raising journey. They are with them in every rocky cab ride, late-night border crossing, and back-room conversation as they sit down one-on-one with some of the most notorious leaders of the Arab world. These candid discussions with leaders of Hezbollah and Hamas, with muftis, sheikhs, and ayatollahs, with Osama bin Laden’s brothers, reveal these men to be real people with emotions, fears, and hopes of their own. Along the way, Dekker and Medearis discover surprising answers and even more surprising questions that they could not have anticipated—questions that lead straight to the heart of Middle Eastern conflict.

Through powerful narrative Tea With Hezbollah will draw the West into a completely fresh understanding of those we call our enemies and the teaching that dares us to love them. A must read for all who see the looming threat rising in the Middle East.

Author Bio

Ted Dekker is the author of many nationally best-selling novels, including Bone Man’s Daughters, The Circle Series, Thr3e, and House. His unique style of storytelling has captured the attention of millions worldwide. Visit him at TedDekker.com and Facebook.com/TedDekker.

Carl Medearis is an international expert in the field of Arab-American and Muslim-Christian relations. He acts as a catalyst for a number of current movements in the Middle East to promote peace-making and to promote cultural, political and religious dialog leading toward reconciliation. He is the author of the acclaimed book on these issues Muslims, Christians and Jesus. Visit him at www.carlmedearis.com. 

Endorsements

"Tea with Hezbollah is a riveting account of two Americans on a journey. Undaunted by threats of personal harm, engagement with militants and kidnapping, Ted and Carl portray a courageous discovery." - Mark Siljander, Member of the U.S. Congress (Ret.)

“Tea with Hezbollah is a thought-provoking must read. I burned through the pages and, at each turn, came face to face with insights that both challenged and inspired me. [A]n intriguing and heart-pounding glimpse into perhaps the world’s most volatile and important regions, you must get this book.” - David Beasley, Governor, State of South Carolina (Fmr.)

“Irreverent. Accurate. Insightful. And essential. Read it. Give it.” - Dr. Thom Wolf, Professor of Global Studies, University Institute, New Delhi, India

“Filled with huge amounts of fear and humor…remarkable…readers will be glad they have taken a sip of this untamed world with its irrational logic wherein truth is the only way out.” - Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary

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  1. EKParsons
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    Age: 35-44
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    September 20, 2013
    EKParsons
    Orwell, NY
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
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    Ted and Carl take the readers on a journey through the Middle East in search of the good Samaritan. Can enemies truly love each other as Jesus commanded? Can we put aside our differences in politics, religion, lifestyle and background long enough to see each other as real people, people who laugh and cry, work hard for their families, and hold tightly to what they cherish? This is not a book about politics, religion, right or wrong. Rather, it's a diary of sorts, a log of their travels through this often misunderstood part of the world. I also read it as a call to every man and woman to examine themselves - if we were to stumble upon an enemy of the United States, our enemy, near death, in need of care, would we show compassion and love, or would we walk away, ignoring the needs of a dying man?

    Eileen K Parsons, author, "The First Rose of Summer"
  2. MissEm
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    5 Stars Out Of 5
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    MissEm
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    This book was definitely eye-opening and I would highly recommend it.
  3. JD3
    1 Stars Out Of 5
    May 31, 2010
    JD3
    As a big fan of Dekker's fiction, I thought I'd read this non fiction account of his travels in the middle east. Or, should I say, his account of Arab apologists airing their disagreements with "Zionists" and "Bush" and the "American Government" Oh, we love the American people, the terrorists tell Dekker, who says he is Canadian. "It's their government and the Zionists we don't like." Since unlike the dictatorships in the middle East, Americans and Israel actually vote for their leaders, I guess we vote for evil Jew lovers and Arab haters. Dekker and Medearis go as far as to distance themselves from the term "Christian". If they are so ashamed of being labeled Christians and westerners, perhaps we shouldn't buy their books. Oh, and the book isn't all non-fiction. The story about Nicole is a made up parable that would never actually occur as written, but what do I know, I'm an evil Christian Zionist.
  4. Emily Cox
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    January 29, 2010
    Emily Cox
    Tea with Hezbollah is a fresh new perspective on the conflict in the Middle East. It is not a book about politics or military agenda, it is in fact far from that. This book takes you right into the homes and lives of many middle eastern leaders that have never been heard from before and finds out who they are, not as religious and militant leaders, but who they are as people. As fathers and husbands, as grandfathers and as friends. We learn what makes them laugh, what makes them cry. They share their frustrations and their fears.I appreciated that the interviews are shared in this book as direct conversation, written down exactly as they were recorded. They are done this way so that there is no mis-interpretation and nothing can be taken out of context. However, the book is not a dry account of interviews. The interview pieces are surrounded with story. Author Ted Dekker recounts his travels through the Middle East with his friend Carl Medearis in a way that is honest, fearful and at times quite funny. He intertwines stories of characters they meet along the way and leaves you with a sense that you almost understand and are a part of his amazing journey and experience.I would recommend this book to all Americans as a fresh new perspective on the conflicts in the Middle East. It will leave you wondering how to answer the question that Ted asked each of his interviewees, "Jesus said Love your neighbor as yourself and love your enemies. What does that mean to you?"This book was provided to me for review by Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers.
  5. Kristen H.
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    January 29, 2010
    Kristen H.
    I have thoroughly enjoyed Tea with Hezbollah and have found it interesting, thought-provoking, and entertaining. The whole concept of interviewing our "enemies" was unique, and the responses of the various Muslim clergy and laypeople were insightful. I appreciated what I believe was the authors' intention to help us to see the humanity on both sides of the conflict. I must confess that the information that I know about the conflicts in the Middle East is rather one-sided. So I have definitely been thinking about how I should filter information from all the different sources like the media, government, and religious leaders. The book tells the story of the authors' journey without really sharing their opinions, and Dekker admitted that he was pulled in different directions depending on who he was talking to and where he was. I can definitely see his point.One thing that I have found troubling is the author's contention that the greatest teaching of Jesus was to love your neighbor. He does mention that the greatest commandment is to love God and that is followed by loving your neighbor, but that still leaves a gaping hole in the teachings of Christ. The Muslims all talked about how we could live in unity and peace since we were worshiping the same God. They said that Jesus was a great prophet and that they believe in following His teachings. But they're neglecting some crucial teachings of Christ. What about "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No man cometh unto the Father, but by Me." John 14:6 ? What about His death, burial, and resurrection? We can't have unity with Muslims over these issues because they reject Christ as the Son of God and deny His resurrection. This book was provided to me by the publisher to review.
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