By Ted Dekker, Carl Medearis
Is it quite attainable to like one’s enemies?
That’s the query that sparked a desirable and, now and then, terrifying trip into the guts of the center East in the course of the summer time of 2008. It was once a visit that started in Egypt, handed underneath the metal and glass excessive rises of Saudi Arabia, then wound in the course of the bullet- pocked alleyways of Beirut and dusty streets of Damascus, sooner than finishing on the cradle of the world’s 3 significant religions: Jerusalem.
Tea with Hezbollah combines nail-biting narrative with the feel of wealthy historic historical past, as readers sign up for novelist Ted Dekker and his co-author and heart East specialist, Carl Medearis, on a hair-raising trip. they're with them in each rocky cab trip, late-night border crossing, and back-room dialog as they take a seat one-on-one with one of the most infamous leaders of the Arab international. those candid discussions with leaders of Hezbollah and Hamas, with muftis, sheikhs, and ayatollahs, with Osama bin Laden’s brothers, show those males to be genuine individuals with feelings, fears, and hopes in their personal. alongside the best way, Dekker and Medearis detect fabulous solutions or even extra fantastic questions that they can no longer have anticipated—questions that lead instantly to the center of heart jap conflict.
Through robust narrative Tea With Hezbollah will draw the West right into a thoroughly clean figuring out of these we name our enemies and the instructing that dares us to like them. A needs to learn for all who see the looming danger emerging within the center East.
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