Friday, October 27, 2006

 

For Your Own Study

From Mac, Scottsdale, AZ:

Dear Friends, Family, Pinnacle Presbyterian Church members, and anyone else:

I wanted to include on the blog the list of books trip members were encouraged to read in preparation for our journey. Please consider reading some of these excellent titles, there is no question they have deepened my understanding of the history and complexity of the situation in the Middle East.

I. Primary Reading List

Chacour, Elias. Blood Brothers (Chosen Books, 2003).

Cohn-Sherbok, Dan and Dawoud El-Alami. The Palestinian-Israeli Conflct: A Beginner’s Guide
(Oneworld Publications, 2003 rev. ed.).

Feuerverger, Grace. Oasis of Dreams: Teaching and Learning in Jewish-Palestinian Village in
Israel (RoutledgeFalmer, 2001).

Lynd, Staughton, Sam Bahour, and Alice Lynd. Homeland: Oral Histories of Palestine and
Palestinians (Olive Branch Press, 1994).

Rosenthal, Donna. The Israelis: Ordinary People in an Extraordinary Land (Free Press, 2003).

Tolan, Sandy. The Lemon Tree: An Arab, A Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East (Bloomsbury,
2006).

Wiesel, Elie. The Night Trilogy (Hill and Wang, 2004).

II. Secondary Reading List

Ben-Sasson, Hayim. A History of the Jewish People (Harvard University Press, 1985).

Cragg, Kenneth. The Arab Christian: A History in the Middle East (Westminster John Knox,
1991).

Friedman, Thomas. From Beirut to Jerusalem (Anchor, 1991).

Hourani, Albert. A History of the Arab Peoples (Warner, 1992).

Raheb, Mitri. I am a Palestinian Christian (Augsburg Fortress, 1995).

Scheindlin, Raymond. A Short History of the Jewish People: From Legendary Times to Modern
Statehood (Oxford, 2000).

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