Once an Arafat Man

Author: Tass Saada

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414327525

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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At age 17, Palestinian Tass Saada ran away to become a PLO sniper, onetime chauffeur for Yasser Arafat, and a Muslim immersed in anti-Israeli activity. As a man he moved to America, started a family, and eventually became a Christian. Then he risked retribution as he returned home to share his faith with his family and former boss. Once an Arafat Man is a story of the ultimate triumph of love over hatred, of reconciliation over divisions. It’s a story that can inspire us all to overcome the conflicts in our own lives.

Summary of Tass Saada's Once an Arafat Man

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 37

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The town of al-Karameh was occupied by Israel Defense Forces the day after the Six-Day War, who were there to take out the Fatah guerrilla fighters hiding there. They did not expect the Palestinians to fight with honor. #2 The battle continued, and the Israelis began to take casualties. The Fatah fighters were prepared to die, as they knew that if they survived, they would regain their honor. #3 The Battle of al-Karameh was a huge victory for the Palestinian forces. We had shown the world that we were no longer just a bunch of refugees, but a proud and courageous people who had been robbed of our homeland.

Understanding God’s Eternal Plan for Israel

Author: Deby Brown,Song for Israel

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1483475077

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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There is no other nation in history that has experienced what Israel has. Throughout history, people and nations have tried to destroy the Jewish people. With anti-Semitism on the rise once more and enemies threatening to wipe Israel from the face of the earth, many Christians want to instead show their love for Israel and the Jewish people. However, most Christians have no idea how to show support for or defend the Jewish people. Understanding God’s Eternal Plan for Israel provides an overview of Israel’s spiritual, historical, and political history, challenging believers in Christ to bless Israel and its people. Christian believers can learn about the biblical holy days (or feasts), how God called Israel to be a chosen nation to accomplish his work, and how the Middle Eastern conflict began and why it matters for both the Jewish people and Christians today. If Christians can understand God’s plan for Israel, then we can be in alignment with the Word of God.

Your People Shall Be My People

Author: Don Finto

Publisher: Chosen Books

ISBN: 1441229841

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 9502

Updated and Expanded Edition of a Landmark Text on an Urgent Topic Now updated and expanded, this landmark text reveals God's purposes for his covenant people in these times--and how this revelation is impacting the church. Unlike Ruth in the Old Testament, many of us have turned our backs on the Jewish people, the relatives of the Messiah, and we share the collective guilt for centuries of their persecution. These pages remind us that now, more than ever, we must confess, embrace, and intercede for the chosen people of God, aligning our prayers with God's plan. Once again, Israel and her people are center stage at a crucial moment in world history, and this book shows why the church must effect reconciliation and why our prayers are vital in this hour. If we will make the same covenant pledge to Israel that Ruth made to Naomi, the church will never be the same!

Becoming a Christian

Author: Ola Hossjer

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532619774

Category: Religion

Page: 332

View: 8993

What influences the decision to become a Christian? In the seventeenth century the famous scientist Blaise Pascal viewed this as a game, with truth our adversary. Pascal argued that we are in the game whether we like it or not. Christianity is either true or not, and we have to weigh the two alternatives. According to Pascal’s Wager we have everything to win and nothing to lose by taking a leap of faith and becoming a Christian. In this book Ola Hössjer extends Pascal’s Wager and argues that we respond to the Christian message very differently. There are three main attitudes among people: the first group follows Pascal’s advice, even if evidence before the decision is incomplete; the second group requires convincing evidence at first; and members of the third group will not become Christians regardless of evidence. Hössjer contends that the decision consists of three components: a religious disposition from birth, evidence, and a willingness to act. Although we weigh evidence and will differently, our priorities may change after a life crisis so that we either reevaluate evidence or become more positive toward Christianity. This is illustrated by a number of people who became Christians.

Living among the Breakage

Author: Duane Alexander Miller

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498284167

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 1898

Around the world people are leaving Islam for Christianity in unprecedented numbers. This book seeks to look into the world of some of these converts, trying to discern the shape of their newfound faith. Why do they convert? What challenges do they face? And ultimately, what do they in their own complex and sometimes difficult circumstances claim to have understood about God that, while in Islam, they had not? In other words, what is the content of their contextual theology? In seeking to answer these questions, Miller looks into the world of an unintentional church plant in the Arab world consisting of believers from a Muslim background, visits with groups of Iranian converts in the diaspora, and examines the written testimonies of still other converts. In a world where Muslim-Christian relations are increasingly important and sometimes tendentious, this book examines the lived faith and contextual theology of people who have chosen to leave Islam and embrace Christianity.

Abuse No More

Author: Teena Louise Rawding

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1525526030

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 296

View: 7436

Do you know someone whose freedom is stolen and they are servant day and night to a controller? How controllers work is one of the biggest mysteries of any relationship. The enemy one sleeps with, can also be smart, kind, and do many good things. The fact that this person is also abusive, is most puzzling and nearly impossible to believe. The book, Abuse No More, will help you unravel it's mysteries, and give courage to anyone who is caught in the web of abuse. It's not a sudden fix, but a journey. Reading, a page at a time, will help to unlock one door after another, until one day you will be able to take that step, out into freedom. The first step is to learn again to listen to your heart and to trust it. There are many wrong beliefs to kick out and new beliefs to embrace. You will easily glide from page to page, whether you have only a minute to read, or sitting in your favourite safe place to discover hope you've waited for. Feel the arm around you and new courage fill your veins. Soon you WILL find your way to safety and freedom!

Routledge Handbook of Minorities in the Middle East

Author: Paul S Rowe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317233794

Category: Political Science

Page: 436

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The Routledge Handbook of Minorities in the Middle East gathers a diverse team of international scholars, each of whom provides unique expertise into the status and prospects of minority populations in the region. The dramatic events of the past decade, from the Arab Spring protests to the rise of the Islamic state, have brought the status of these populations onto centre stage. The overturn of various long-term autocratic governments in states such as Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen, and the ongoing threat to government stability in Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon have all contributed to a new assertion of majoritarian politics amid demands for democratization and regime change. In the midst of the dramatic changes and latent armed conflict, minority populations have been targeted, marginalized, and victimized. Calls for social and political change have led many to contemplate the ways in which citizenship and governance may be changed to accommodate minorities – or indeed if such change is possible. At a time when the survival of minority populations and the utility of the label minority has been challenged, this handbook answers the following set of research questions.What are the unique challenges of minority populations in the Middle East? How do minority populations integrate into their host societies, both as a function of their own internal choices, and as a response to majoritarian consensus on their status? Finally, given their inherent challenges, and the vast, sweeping changes that have taken place in the region over the past decade, what is the future of these minority populations? What impact have minority populations had on their societies, and to what extent will they remain prominent actors in their respective settings? This handbook presents leading-edge research on a wide variety of religious, ethnic, and other minority populations. By reclaiming the notion of minorities in Middle Eastern settings, we seek to highlight the agency of minority communities in defining their past, present, and future.

A Fellowship of Differents

Author: Scot McKnight

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310412145

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 7941

In this compelling book, Scot McKnight shares his personal experience in the church as well as his study of the Apostle Paul to answer this significant question: What is the church supposed to be? For most of us the church is a place we go to on Sunday to hear a sermon or to participate in worship or to partake in communion or to fellowship with other Christians. Church is all contained within one or two hours on Sunday morning. The church the Apostle Paul talks about is designed by God to be a fellowship of difference—how people differ socially—and differents—how people differ culturally. God did not design the church to be a two-hour experience on Sunday but a mixture of people from all across the map and spectrum: men and women, rich and poor, Caucasians or African Americans, and Mexican Americans, Latin Americans, Asian Americans, and Indian Americans, and a mixture of people with varying personalities and tastes. The church McKnight grew up in was a fellowship of sames and likes. There was almost no variety in his church. White folks, same beliefs about everything, same tastes in music and worship and sermons and lifestyle. Because of his experience, he writes incisively and compellingly. The church is God’s world-changing social experiment of bringing unlikes and differents to the table to share life with one another as a new kind of family. When this happens we show to the world what love, justice, peace, reconciliation, and life together is designed by God to be. The church is God’s show-and-tell for the world to see how God wants us to live as a family.

The Mind of Terror

Author: Tass Saada

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 1496414616

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 6472

What motivates Islamic terrorists? What is in the mind of terror? Our news reports from the Middle East cover events—bombings, massacres, and suicide attacks. Our newscasters take time to explain who the players are—from Hezbollah to the Iranian Quds, from ISIS to the Palestinian National Authority. But there is something underneath these events and players that fuels atrocity after atrocity in the Middle East. What is it? Tass Saada provides the answer to that question as he delves into the mind of terror, explaining what motivates extremist groups throughout the Middle East. A former Muslim and a onetime sniper with Yasser Arafat’s Fatah organization, Tass has lived it himself. At age 42, he steered his life in a radical new direction, committing it to Jesus. Tass not only describes the motivations and aspirations of those who live in the Middle East, he also outlines a peaceful solution. We can plant seeds of hope that will transform not only the Middle East, but also our increasingly diverse neighborhoods at home. Discover the mind behind terror and how to oppose its grip.