Tea with Hezbollah: Sitting at the Enemies' Table--Our Journey Through the Middle East
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Number of Pages: 288
Vendor: Random House, Inc
Publication Date: 2010
|Dimensions: 9.25 X 6.13 (inches)|
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Thats 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 worlds 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 Ladens 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 anticipatedquestions 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.
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.
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 worlds 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