Monday, December 04, 2006

Blood Brothers

Author: Elias Chacour

Rating: Go read this book now!

Without a doubt, one of the best books I've read in quite a while. It's basically an autobiography that details the life and ministry of Elias Chacour, a Palestinian Christian. The book starts off by explaining the circumstances of his childhood in a small village in Galilee called Biram. As Zionist forces move in, Elias's family is forced to leave their home and belongings. What follows is an account of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict intertwined with Elias's development as a Christian leader. Though the book reads very simply, the story is incredible.

Throughout the book, Chacour is explicit when he states that his mission is not to turn the world against Israelis, but rather to unite the Christians, Muslims, and Jews. His entire life he has worked to raise the Palestinians out of poverty by educating and instilling hope in the Palestinian youth. In my opinion, this is a must read.


ellesappelle said...

Wow, sounds great. You've convinced me! I'll have to get hold of it.

Ben said...

I just realized you changed your blog name! didn't you?

heidikins said...

Hmmmmm - I will probably have to check that one out. I'm a sucker for new books!