Friday, September 10, 2010
Seeds of Turmoil by Bryant Wright
For the most complete and comprehensive background on the current Middle East conflict, there is no need to pick up the newspaper which will only deliver bits and pieces of the story, when you can read Bryant Wrights's new book, :Seeds of Turmoil: The Biblical Roots of the Inevitable Crisis in the Middle East. This book rovides another perspective to this current events issue that anyone who seeks more information is sure to appreciate. The information Wright provides can not be found in any current or past copy of the New York Times, USA Today or even a world history textbook. This book provides interesting and suprising insight to the Middle East crisis that plagues the world today. This crisis is not new but rooted in a battle that is over 4000 years old! The dissentions of the political parties involved predate the age when Christ walked this earth by over 2000 years. The reasons behind the conflict are not random nor arbitrary, and the reasons and answers why can be found in the in a common book that simply sits collecting dust on so many bookshelves- the bible. Pehaps not too many people are aware that the Middle East turmoil began with a complicated love triangle involving Abraham, Sarah and Hagar over 4000 years ago. This and more interesting, historical based facts are brought to life and easily digested in Wrights's book. You need not be a biblical scholar to appreciate this book. The information in this book is timely and may be appreciated by any reader interested in current events involving the Middle East. As a blogger for Thomas Neslson's booksneeze.com web site, I recieved this book for the purpose of writing a review. I was not required to write a review and the opinions expressed are my own.