Yet in the Dark Streets Shining: A Palestinian Story of Hope and Resilience in Bethlehem

Book, 2021, 197 pp
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Still in The Dark Streets Shining is the heartbreaking and inspiring story of a boy who grew up to be a spiritual and community leader in Bethlehem.

Bishara Awad was just a child when his father was killed during the Israeli-Arab war of 1948. After the family fled their Jerusalem home, Bishara and his siblings grew up as refugees. When Bishara learned how to forgive, he became a firebrand of faith and hope.

Rising to the many challenges, he launched Bethlehem Bible College, the first Bible college in the West Bank. Through the despair and dashed hopes of repeated wars and opposition, Bishara's story conveys how Palestinian Christians continue to live their faith and envision a better future, while wrestling with questions such as these:

  • Is peace possible in Palestine and Israel?
  • How do Christian theologians in other parts of the world affect the lives of their fellow Christians in the Holy Land?
  • How does one stand for justice, while also preaching forgiveness?

A dramatic, dangerous, and deeply meaningful storyline that reads like a biographical thriller. Through the real-life personal story of Bishara Awad and his family, you will gain insight into the Middle East, its history, and its people, and I think you will also gain insight into current realities that affect you right now, wherever you live. - Brian D. McLaren, author of "Faith After Doubt"

When myopic self-centered eschatological and political doctrines blind us to human compassion and love, both must be unmasked and challenged. Please, leave the lofty heights of ideology and presumption and listen as Bishara Awad and Mercy Aiken narrate the authentic story of real human beings caught in the crossfire of both. - Paul Young, author of "The Shack"

This is a story that is as riveting as it is historically important. - Gary M. Burge, PhD, Calvin Theological Seminary; author of "Whose Land, Whose Promise?"

Evangelical Christians need to hear Bishara Awad's story. - Brian Zahnd, author of "Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God"
TopicPalestine and Israel
PublisherCliffrose Press

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