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‘They Need to Be Liberated From Their God’

March 6th, 2010 · 3 Comments

I’ve been incommunicado for a while, in no small part for reasons shortly forthcoming. But lest you be left completely high and dry, here’s a little nugget for you.

The WSJ has a book review of Son of Hamas which will definitely be on my reading list when it comes out:

Mosab Yousef is the son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a founder and leader of the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas. Throughout the last decade, from the second Intifada to the current stalemate, he worked alongside his father in the West Bank. During that time the younger Mr. Yousef also secretly embraced Christianity. And as he reveals in his book “Son of Hamas,” out this week, he became one of the top spies for Israel’s internal security arm, the Shin Bet.

Matt Kaminski describes the book as follows:

The book, a Le Carréesque thriller wrapped in a spiritual coming-of-age story, is an attempt to answer what he says “is impossible to imagine”—”how I ended up working for my enemies who hurt me, who hurt my dad, who hurt my people.”

“There is a logical explanation,” he continues in fairly fluent English. “Simply my enemies of yesterday became my friends. And the friends of yesterday became really my enemies.”

Just to whet your appetite — back soon.

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Tags: Christianity · Faith & Religion · General Interest

3 comments so far ↓

 

  • Mary // Mar 16, 2010 at 6:25 AM

    Dr. Bob, so nice to read another posting on your blog! I was worried that life was getting in the way and you were giving up on your blog. Thank you for your time and effort. Your writings are a wonderful blessing to me.

  • Tyler // May 10, 2010 at 10:26 PM

    Curious if you read it and what you thought :)

  • Dr Bob // May 11, 2010 at 6:56 PM

    Yes, I read it – it’s quite a story — not terribly well written, but a quick and interesting read. God works in very interesting ways, no?