What is meant by a two-state solution?
Who are Palestinian Christians?
Do other nations help or hurt the peace process?
How does the Arab spring affect the Israel-Palestinian conflict?
In this Skeptic's Guide Dale Hanson Bourke sheds light in key places, terms, history and current issues. With maps, charts, photos and quotes, thus dynamic guide offers the type of presentation that has made the Skeptic's Guide so popular with individuals and groups.
A finalist in Digital Book World's 2014 Digital Book Awards (ebook flowable adult non-fiction) Granted the Digital Book World QED Seal for quality in ebook design With all of the heat surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, even the most basic facts can be hard to grasp. How do we make sense of what we read in the Bibleand what we read in the news? In this Skeptics Guide, Dale Hanson Bourke sheds light on the places, terms, history, and current issues shaping this important region. Offering an even-handed presentation of a range of views on the most controversial issues, she provides a framework for American Christians to use in understanding why the conflict occurred, why it continuesand what remains to be done. With maps, charts, photos, and quotes, the guide answers such tough questions as:
- What is meant by a two-state solution?
- Who are the Palestinian Christians?
- Do other countries help or hurt the peace process?
- How does the Arab spring affect the conflict?
Easy to read and understand, this dynamic guide offers the type of presentation that has made the Skeptics Guide series so popular with individuals and groups. Offering basic information and simplifying complex issues, it is a helpful reference tool for beginners and experts alike.
Dale Hanson Bourke is president of PDI, a marketing and communications strategy firm. The author of ten books and numerous magazine articles, she often speaks and writes on international development and women's issues. Previously president of the CIDRZ Foundation and SVP at World Relief, Bourke has also served as publisher of Religion News Service and editor of and was a nationally syndicated columnist. Dale holds an MBA from the University of Maryland and has served on the boards of World Vision US, World Vision International, International Justice Mission, Sojourners, ECFA and Opportunity International. She currently serves on the board of MAP International and the Center for Interfaith Action on Global Poverty (CIFA).
This has got to be the best, most concise, simplest-to-understand book I've ever seen in my life on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Yes, you could write volumes, and there are many things those who are there would say should be in. But most people are not reading those long books and essays. This is the best primer and clearest articulation I've seen on the conflict and that part of the world. This will be required reading for everyone going to the Holy Land that I'm involved with.
-Bob Roberts Jr.
, pastor of Northwood Church, and author of Bold as Love
The Palestinian-Israeli conflict is the flashpoint issue that divides our world in the twenty-first century. Most people have taken sides without really knowing what they don't know. By clearly and simply laying out the history and the facts of the conflict, Dale Hanson Bourke has done much to further the cause of peace. Read her book and you will see this issue with new eyes.
president of World Vision US and author of The Hole in Our Gospel
As evangelical interest in Israel/Palestine grows, and grows more urgent, we need better information. This book could become the indispensable starting point for those who begin this journey. Strongly recommended.
-Dr. David P. Gushee,
distinguished university professor of Christian ethics and director of the Center for Theology and Public Life, Mercer University
Dale Hanson Bourke's Skeptic's Guide for The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict honors the histories, suffering and religious convictions of Israelis and Palestinians. All of them. Bourke entreats her readers to side only with peace and to become educated about the people, places and complexities of the region. Up-to-date, empathic and meticulously researched, this book serves as a much-needed guide for any of us who find the issues around the conflict confounding. Highly recommended!
author of Love You More: The Divine Surprise of Adopting My Daughter
This will be a great tool for all who want to engage in the Holy Land. It will be required reading for everyone that Kensington sends to the region.
Director of Global Partnerships, Kensington Church
News about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict often feels overwhelming because every story seems to have an agenda. Here is that rare resource that helps the curious and fair-minded individual sift through all the noise to encounter and understand people and perspectives on both sides. Those who support freedom, dignity and security for Israelis and Palestinians alike should read this book and share it widely.
former special assistant, U.S. Department of State
Some books are just necessary. This is one of them. When it comes to the conflicts in the Middle East, it is too easy to rush to judgment and opinions without understanding. Slowly, inexorably and beautifully, Dale Hanson Bourke untangles the jumbled mess and separates fact from fiction. What's even more beautiful is that she leaves the conclusions to you--a rare gift indeed.
author of Looking for God
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