As a child, Elias Chacour lived in a small Palestinian village in Galilee. The townspeople were proud of their ancient Christian heritage and lived at peace with. Book Title: Blood Brothers: The Dramatic Story of a Palestinian Christian Working for Peace in Israel. Author: Elias Chacour and David Hazard. Elias Chacour enjoyed a simple childhood in Biram, a small village in Galilee. School, church, and family met his needs and nurtured his soul, so he grew in the .

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They want their land back. He as a child watched his family be stripped of their home and have everything taken from him and so he had to leave his family and go to an orphanage.

Here is a page that I am in process of laying out this. Elias Chacour watched his family lose their home and several other things.

We need one more common friend. Chacour dedicated his life to building peace among nations e,ias religions, even though his life and his family’s was upended by the Israeli occupation of Palestine. I listened to this book courtesy of Tantor Media. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. View all 20 comments. It is so one-sided in favor of the Jews. Other editions – View all Blood Brothers: The story opens in the s in the village of Biram, where Chacour spent brother early childhood.

It doesn’t feel r The content of the book and the details about Chacour’s life are fascinating, but the actual writing of the book is just not that great. It started out brotherss with the child whose home is taken but then goes off to a fancy school. After reading this book I see how I also fell victim to the Israel-as-hero story.

And he continues to work for peace in the Holy Land. Brothefs was pleasantly surprised to find that the first chapter went by fairly quickly and held my interest. We often follow one that is molded to fit our political or cultural views instead of shaping our political views based upon what Jesus taught. I can’t recommend this book enough!


In the midst of all the conflict between the Arabs and the Jews, God called upon Elias to help bring peace to the two groups. I have always disliked nonfiction books and whenever I had to read one for a class it was a labor. H rated it liked it. Oct 10, Dbouse rated it it was amazing. Roosevelt held off the Zionists and wanted to open the free world to the victims of the Holocaust, but Pres.

He realized that the community was divided between Christian and Arab and that the only answer was forgiveness. This book was written based on the life of Elias Chacour.

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I don’t want ongoing. Having much hate for the ones who took so much from him he grew up learning to be a bishop. Chacour most likely wrote this book for older audiences and if I were to read it again, I feel I would be able to receive a full understanding on everything the author was saying throughout his story.

You will like this book the first sentence you read will get you hooked right away. I learned that he was eventually appointed bishop over a large area of the Middle East. Oct 10, John. This helped me see the story of the Palestinians point of view better by telling the story of what happened to one village and more specifically one family and one man.

If you are the type of person who reads for enjoyment and likes to be captivated by what you read, then I do not recommend this book for you.

Retrieved 22 October Machiavelli made a pretty compelling case for this option in The Prince. Bloood make mistakes, agreed, but aren’t they all just well meaning pe Before reading this book I thought I had quite a balanced view on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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To see what your friends thought eliaa this book, please sign bloos. Until a few years ago, I only knew one side of the Palestine-Israel story. We must never forget that. His father taught him two things: However as world war two ends, a group called the Zionist Jews comes to Biram and force all the residents to leave. I felt helpless, and still ill equipped to move forward in terms of declaring myself pro- Palestine or pro- Israel.

The book is about how Jews and Arabs are, in fact, blood brothers and should treat each other as such.

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After being ordained, he was assigned to a church that was dying. All of these are detrimental to our relationship with God and others. He attends various fhacour in an effort to chscour this peace. The Bible and religious references were a bit much for me, but I guess that’s Chacour’s story; that’s how he experiences life. By early Jews fled Iraq in panic until only 5, remained in the country.

The co-educational Mar Elias Educational Institutions enroll 2, students from age 3 through 18, including MuslimsChristiansand Druze. But then I read other summaries by people with much more experience than I have. This is a nonfiction book and can become boring at times, but the message given is beautiful and we should all chacoour. I also feel guilty for not loving this book when I greatly admire the work this man has done, how dedicated he is to doing what he can to achieve peace between Palestinians and Israelis.

Honestly, after finishing this book, I feel a bit embarrassed that I have gone on for brothhers long so confused by these issues.