As a small child, I remember hearing stories during Sunday School about God’s chosen people – the Israelites. My entire life I have heard men of God preach about this insignificant people whom God loves. As I read in the beloved Word of God, I am reminded of God’s promise to Abram to make of him a great nation, to make his name great, to bless them that bless him, to curse them that curse him, and that through him will all families of the earth be blessed (Genesis 12:2-3). And nearly every time I read the news, the nation of Israel is in the headlines. All eyes are on Israel; and they should be, for Israel will continue to play a significant role in this world until the end.
Recently I was privileged to review a book from Thomas Nelson called Seeds of Turmoil: The biblical roots of the inevitable crisis in the Middle East. The author is Bryant Wright, founding pastor of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia.
Bryant Wright’s Seeds of Turmoil is a very enjoyable read! In a simple, concise way he takes you back to the days of Abraham. He shows you the sin of one man and the worldwide consequences brought forth from his sin. Wright gives a peek into the life of Sarah, Hagar, Isaac, Ishmael, Esau and Jacob in a way that will make you reach for your Bible. Combining biblical facts with current events, this book answers questioned that explained the hostility between the State of Israel and her neighboring Arab nations. And it gives hope for all those who trust in the One and Only God of Abraham. It is not only an interesting read but also very informative. I will be adding this book to the list of studies to be used in the home discipleship of my oldest son and will recommend it to anyone who desires to learn more about God’s Chosen People.
Disclaimer: I received Seeds of Turmoil from Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an honest review. I do not receive any other form of compensation for the reviews posted on this blog.