Author(s): Steven Khoury
A riveting firsthand account of Christian ministry and religious persecution in the Middle East.
This 148-page book by Steven Khoury can be deceiving by its conciseness. But in these few pages, Steven describes, primarily based on his own [and his family's] experience in Israel and the West Bank, what it means to be a Christian believer in the "ME" (Middle East) today, i.e. in the 21st century.
Most Western Christians [i.e., Christian believers in Western countries such as North America and/or Europe] see the ME conflict primarily or even exclusively as a struggle over land issues between Jewish believers in Israel and Muslim believers in Palestine and in the wider Islamic communities surrounding them, forgetting that over 80% of Jews is Israel are "nominal" or secular Jews (Khoury).
Interestingly, Steven had the rare privilege of being born in Jerusalem and to grow up in Bethlehem Now, two thousand years since Jesus walked the earth, Steven has, indeed, big shoes [or rather big sandals] to fill, besides the big shoes of his own father Naim (Khoury: pp. 44),