I have long been a fan of Garth Hewitt's music, a bracing folk-rock sound - delivered with a passionate, gritty voice - and uncompromising lyrics that challenge many of our comfortable notions about what really matters most. He brings this same road-tested passion to Occupied Territories as he calls Christians to rethink their priorities and embrace God's call to work for justice as an outpouring of love. I think you'll be as inspired and challenged as I was.
author of Not a Tame Lion: The Spiritual Legacy of C. S. Lewis
There are very few people who, when you think of them, you know are thinking of Bethlehem at exactly the same moment. This is the level of commitment that I have seen in Garth Hewitt over the years, even when he was a lonely (and many times marginalized) voice in a desert of theologies that had no tolerance to even hear the Palestinian cry. In this book, Garth is not only continuing his journey of giving voice to the voiceless, but as the apostles did many years ago he is challenging the world to go beyond simply listening and is calling for us to live out the message of peace, justice and love for Bethlehem and its people today.
executive director, Holy Land Trust, Bethlehem, Palestine
Garth Hewitt has been aptly named a 'folk theologian,' and perhaps this book is a perfect illustration of it. After years of looking at the conflict in Israel-Palestine, Garth provides a personal, passionate and honest examination of the way forward that Christians need to understand. Here you will meet many of the leading Christian voices within this struggle as well as the most important Palestinian Christian cry - Kairos Palestine - which expresses the same appeal we heard in South Africa in the 1980s. Well done, Garth. If both sides had voices like yours, this conflict would have ended long ago.
professor, Wheaton College