• July 29, 2008
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    Rev. Alex Awad’s recent book is interesting, informative, and inspiring. It is interesting because it recites the story of Huda Awad (pp. 17-88), a courageous and godly Palestinian mother who lived from the Ottoman period until the present century. Through her life, we encounter the tragedies and pains of war, and displacement. At the same time, we encounter the Palestinian-Israeli struggles through the eyes of a godly Christian woman who wants to rear her orphan children and provide for them. We can learn many things from her life.

    Alex Awad. Palestinian Memories: The Story of a Palestinian Mother and Her People. Bethlehem: Bethlehem Bible College, 2008.

    By Yohanna Katanacho, Special For "Come and See"

    Palestinian Memories by Alex Awad
  • July 24, 2008
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    A new book in Arabic entitled “Who Are the People of God, Scriptural Studies on the New Testament and the Kingdom of God,” authored by Shukri Habibi, has recently been published by the Clarion Publication House in Beirut, Lebanon.
    The author, Shukri Habibi, was born in Haifa, Palestine; the late, well known communist leader Emile Habibi is his uncle. He holds Bachelors Degree in Literature and Masters Degree in Divinity. He worked with his wife, Adma, in Lebanon and Monte Carlo in the field of broadcasting ministry and they presently live in the Unite States. He wrote and published several broadcasting series.

    by Bassam Afeiche, Special For "Come and See", July 22, 2008

  • June 14, 2008
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    Bishop Botrus Mualem is a prolific Palestinian Christian author. He has written almost three dozens of books and many articles. In his latest book titled “Min Wahi Asa‘ah” Mualem reveals his life-long wisdom through interacting with important Palestinian sociopolitical and/or religious concerns. The title of his book literally means: inspired by the hour. It is mainly a compilation of short essays that appeared in Arab Israeli newspapers and/or were presented on special occasions. In these essays, Mualem brings recent events and contemporary concerns in an interesting dialogue with the biblical text as well as the wisdom of the church. Contemporary events are the source of his inspiration or writing.

    Mualem, Botrus. Min Wahi Asa‘ah. 2nd ed. Nazareth: Mualem, 2008.

    By Yohanna Katanacho, Special For "Come and See"
    Min Wahi Asa‘ah by Bishop Botrus Mualem
  • February 14, 2008
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    The purpose of this book is to respond to the claim that the land of Palestine belongs to the Jewish people.

    The strength of Khoury's book lies in asking the right questions and in analyzing the sociopolitical Palestinian struggles. However, Khoury fails to provide any convincing answers. In fact, his book is a monologue that does not seriously engage any arguments against his perception.

    Rev. Yohanna Katanacho, Ph.D., Special For "Come and See", Feb 14, 2008

    The Intifada of Heaven and Earth by Geries Khoury
  • January 22, 2008
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    In this book, Dr. Khoury presents three main parts that concentrate on medieval historical theological components of Arab Christians, contemporary sociopolitical as well as theopolitical challenges, and contextual theological concerns (p. 8).

    The Author, Dr. Geries Khoury is the academic Dean of Mar Elias Theology School in Ibilin. The book review is written by the Director of the Academic Affairs at Galilee Bible College, an extension of Bethlehem Bible College

    By Yohanna Katanacho, PHD, Special For "Come and See", Jan 22, 2008

    Arab Christians (’arab masihioun') by Geries Khoury
  • September 04, 2007
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    In this book, you will find that Arabs are described as donkeys. This description is embedded in an amazing dialogue in the middle of the nineteenth century between a Greek Orthodox Bishop and his Russian conversant. The discussion is so relevant for today’s tensions between the Greeks and the Arabs. Also, Kildani fails to be objective in evaluating the Catholic Church (Where the author served as Bishop), and describes Evangelicals as usurpers.

    Hanna Said Kildani. Al Massihitu Al Mu’asra fi Al Urdn wa Falastine (Modern Christianity in Jordan and Palestine). Amman: Kildani, 1993 (466 pages)

    Rev. Yohanna Katanacho, PHD, Special for Come and See, Sep 4, 2007

    Modern Christianity in Jordan and Palestine, by Kildani
  • May 23, 2006
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    In a recent conference, Brother Andrew said that terrorists are not born but made. He adds that they become terrorists because no one cares for their souls. Light Force is a book that prompts its readers to be concerned about the souls of terrorists. It also wants its readers to be involved in the struggles of their brothers and sisters in the Lebanese and Palestinian churches.

    Light Force is a fair book that is not marked by any mindless emotionalism. Instead, it reflects a strong commitment to Christ, to supporting God's people in Lebanon and the Palestinian territories, to loving both Arabs and Jews, and to evangelizing Muslims.

    Yohanna Katanacho, Special for "Come and See", May 23, 2006

  • February 13, 2006
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    This week, the Catholic Bishops' Synod in the Middle East has appointed Father Elias Chacour for the position of the Greek Catholic Bishop of Israel.

    Father Chacour is mainly known in the west for his book ?Blood Brothers?. This book continues to fascinate readers from around the globe. It has been translated to 28 languages and has entered the private rooms of powerful politicians as well as the poor dwellings of refugees.

    Chacour, Elias and David Hazard. Blood Brothers: The Unforgettable Story of a Palestinian Christian Working For Peace in Israel. Foreword by James A Baker, former US Secretary of State. Grand Rapids: Chosen Books, 2003.

    Yohanna Katanacho, Special for Come and See, Feb 12, 2006

  • November 24, 2004
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    A Palestinian Pastor who is studying for his PHD in Thelogical Studies at Trinity International University in Chicago reviews Atallah Mansour's book titled "Narrow Gate Churches - The Christian Presence in the Holy Land under Muslim and Jewish Rule".

    Yohanna Katanacho, Special for Come and See, June 30, 2004

  • November 23, 2004
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    Several Christian Arab Scholars and Pastors in the Holy Land are leaving Premillennialism and turning to Amillennialism. However, few people possess the boldness of Rev. Yousif Odeh, a well know minister in Galilee area. After promoting the teaching of Premillennialism for decades, he comes to a point where he changes his position. Furthermore, he decides to publicly defend Amillennialism and to promote it in writing. In other words, his book is an apologetics of Amillennialism and a refutation of Premillennialism especially its Dispensational branch.

    Yohanna Katanacho, Special For Come and See, Dec 31, 2003