Tea with Hezbollah: Sitting at the Enemies' Table, Our Journey Through the Middle East by Ted Dekker
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Is it possible to love with the love that Jesus commanded back 2000 years ago still yet today?
Some will agree and yet others will disagree.
Ted Dekker and Carl Medaris went on a journey to the Middle East to see if the concept of the Good Samaritan was still present in today's society. Are they CRAZY?!?!
This journey was not without challenges but tea was had and words exchanged with some of the world's vilest people (at least vile in terms of the media). The authors found out that these high ranking officials, whether Muslim, Christian, Jew, Hezbollah, Hamas, etc are just that...P-E-O-P-L-E. Just like you and I. Regular down-to-earth people with families who like to joke around, watch TV, listen to music, and enjoy the comforts of life that is has afforded.
I admit that, before reading this book, I had a very narrow view of these leaders that we hear about on TV on an almost daily basis. That's the problem, you can't believe everything you see or hear in the media! One of the biggest complaints made by these people during tea was that Americans are so gullible to everything in our media. Do WE as Americans love the way Christ commanded? After reading this book and seeing what I see on a daily basis, I don't think so. Can our Middle East compadres love with the love of Christ? Yes, they can, just as any of us can, but not without their prejudices.
This is an eye opening book and one that I recommend to EVERYONE! The parable of Nicole in the book really got to me. How often am I a Nicole? Probably more often than I'm willing to admit.
I hope you will all run out and grab this book to read. It's life changing!
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This book was provided for review by Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group.
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