Monday, September 27, 2010
SEEDS OF TURMOIL by Bryant Wright
Seeds of Turmoil: The Biblical Roots of the Inevitable Crisis in the Middle East by Bryant Wright.....
That is a mouthful for a title, but the book is definitely well- worth reading.
If you have ever wondered why there is so much unrest in the Middle East, then this is the book to read. Mr. Wright does a superb job in explaining why the Middle East is the way it is, from a Biblical viewpoint. And, it makes absolute sense!
Here is a little bit about Bryant Wright:
He is the founding pastor of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in suburban Atlanta, Georgia. He also shares his passion for the truth of God's Word through the Right from the Heart ministry which is broad-casted in four languages and heard in six countries. He has a love for history and of the land of Israel, which he has visited many times. He and his wife have three grown sons. His website is: www.rightfromtheheart.org.
Seeds of Turmoil is a very insightful book on the continued warring and unrest of the Middle East. Bryant takes the reader back to Genesis of the Bible and guides the reader from the time of Abraham's call to leave Ur through-out his life-time and the life-time of his descendants.
He shows how through one decision by one man can cause repercussions that affect a people, a nation, a land for generations to come.
This book is not only insightful of the Middle East but I believe it will also cause a person to look at their own lives and see how a particular decision has caused things to be the way they are now. I know it did for me. As my pastor says, if you don't listen for the voice of God and and wait for God's timing and do things your way, you will create an Ismael. I have several in my life.
Reading this book has helped me to understand better why the situation(s) in the Middle East are they way they are. And if you are interested in understanding it yourself, then this is a great book to read.
The book is laced with humor in spite of the subject. Let's face it, we humans are pretty humorous at times. But Mr. Wright is also very straight-forward on this subject. His knowledge of the land and people and Biblical understanding come through in a very distinct manner.
I believe that you will read this book over and again. It will also make a great gift to the history buff in your family. So be sure to add this one to your Christmas list!
This book was provided to me by BookSneeze free for the purpose of writing a review. I am under no obligation to write a positive review. Everything I write is of my own opinion.