Did Abraham of Old Testament times ever dream that his personal life choice would have such far-reaching consequences, all the way to our present daily news, and that it would even alter the history of our world? Bryan Wright, author of SEEDS OF TURMOIL, helps the reader to see that the root of the current Middle East conflict is “the consequence of Abraham’s sin, that of not trusting God in key moments of his life…. In spite of man’s bad decisions in life, God is still in control! … Abraham is revered as the father of the three most influential faiths of the world: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.”
The easy to read style was very helpful as I’m not a scholar or professor. Wright starts with several chapters of thorough biblical background. This is very helpful for those who are not familiar with the Bible and the stories of Abraham, Sarah and Hagar, Isaac and Ishmael, Isaac and Rebecca, Esau and Jacob, and then Jacob and his new name Israel. I also suggest reading the original stories, which are found in the book of Genesis, for those who want to do an in-depth study.
The author writes from his pro-Israel perspective. Part 2 of the book provides the reader with a Jewish perspective, an Islamic perspective, and concludes with a Christian perspective. He leaves the reader with some final thoughts in the form of three burning questions.
At the end of the book there is a timeline given, a glossary to explain terms with which the reader may be unfamiliar, and a study guide with questions for group discussion. Excellent helps!
Until Christ returns as the Prince of Peace let us learn to love one another!
I found this book interesting and recommend it to anyone who wants to know more about this topic. I selected this free copy to review from Thomas Nelson’s BOOKSNEEZE as the topic interested me. This is solely my opinion of this book.