The power of this book lies in the research of the bible and the sincerity of the author. If you are looking for a book to speak on what is happening today concerning Jerusalem, Muslims, Mosques and other madness, then this is not the right book for you. Instead, Bryant Wright poses the question: “Could one man’s failure to trust God be at the root of all the chaos?” The entire book is based off of this question beginning in Genesis 16:1 where Sarai could not bear Abram a child. This man Abram, soon to be called Abraham, would be called the father of all nations, but there was one problem.:
He still had no son.
So to make a long story short, Sarai (Sarah) laughs and mocks God when he continues to tell her and her husband that they will have children. She could not wait any longer and asked her husband to lay with her maid Hagar, who bore Ishmael and later on Sarah bore him Isaac-the promised child.; the dynamics of family jealousy and not waiting on God and parents playing favorites as in how Rebekah treated Jacob differently than how she treated Esau. For those who know the story, Esau basically gave his blessings away to Jacob for some food and from then on, the Arabs came from Ishmael, the Edomites from Esau and so on.
I recommend those who are into the history of the Middle East and of the bible, to read this book. It actually does shed some light on what is occurring today. Don’t just read this book straight through as a story. Take notes, absorb the literature and the scriptures in, view the timeline and glossary in the back of the book and decide for yourself what could be done. Meanwhile, Jesus is at the center of peace for the Middle East and all over the world.