Thursday, August 8, 2013
One In Thine Hand
One in Thine Hand: A Novel Set in Modern Israel by Gerald N. Lund
This one was republished in the past couple of years and lent to me by a family member. I think it was originally published in the 1970's but don't quote me.
I learned a lot in this book about Israel, Jews, Christians, Muslims and the fight for the Holy Land. All stuff I didn't know anything about. Can you tell I know very little about the Middle East?
I know you're thinking, Ugh, a history lesson book, but it's totally not like that. You follow well defined and deep characters on a journey through breaking down stereotypes and learning to listen with your heart. It's a story about faith and love and yes, you'll learn some important facts along the way about why there is so much hatred between the people that live there.
An eye opening read. I'm glad I read it. If you get invested in the characters like I did, be prepared to shed a tear or two and keep the Kleenex standing by for the ending.
Here's the blurb and link to Amazon.
What historical book opened your eyes to another part of the world/culture?