Once again, we diverted to Jericho. We prayed that God might show us a suitable building to rent. ... The financial negotiations with the man went smoothly—even better than we had expected. We signed the paperwork and began ...
Author: Tass Saada
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
At age 17, Palestinian Tass Saada ran away to become a PLO sniper, onetime chauffeur for Yasser Arafat, and a Muslim immersed in anti-Israeli activity. As a man he moved to America, started a family, and eventually became a Christian. Then he risked retribution as he returned home to share his faith with his family and former boss. Once an Arafat Man is a story of the ultimate triumph of love over hatred, of reconciliation over divisions. It’s a story that can inspire us all to overcome the conflicts in our own lives.
1 John 4:16–18. it may seem as a contradiction that obedience to god gives a person freedom. But from the christian point of view each one of us is ... 12. saada and merrill, Once an Arafat Man. Evidence 24: Miracles and prophecy.
Author: Ola Hossjer
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
What influences the decision to become a Christian? In the seventeenth century the famous scientist Blaise Pascal viewed this as a game, with truth our adversary. Pascal argued that we are in the game whether we like it or not. Christianity is either true or not, and we have to weigh the two alternatives. According to Pascal’s Wager we have everything to win and nothing to lose by taking a leap of faith and becoming a Christian. In this book Ola Hössjer extends Pascal’s Wager and argues that we respond to the Christian message very differently. There are three main attitudes among people: the first group follows Pascal’s advice, even if evidence before the decision is incomplete; the second group requires convincing evidence at first; and members of the third group will not become Christians regardless of evidence. Hössjer contends that the decision consists of three components: a religious disposition from birth, evidence, and a willingness to act. Although we weigh evidence and will differently, our priorities may change after a life crisis so that we either reevaluate evidence or become more positive toward Christianity. This is illustrated by a number of people who became Christians.
There have been murderers who were raised from birth to hate and kill and working in governments as hit men, who were professional killers. One such person wrote a book: Once an Arafat Man. Tass Saada worked for Yasser Arafat, ...
Author: Teena Louise Rawding
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Do you know someone whose freedom is stolen and they are servant day and night to a controller? How controllers work is one of the biggest mysteries of any relationship. The enemy one sleeps with, can also be smart, kind, and do many good things. The fact that this person is also abusive, is most puzzling and nearly impossible to believe. The book, Abuse No More, will help you unravel it's mysteries, and give courage to anyone who is caught in the web of abuse. It's not a sudden fix, but a journey. Reading, a page at a time, will help to unlock one door after another, until one day you will be able to take that step, out into freedom. The first step is to learn again to listen to your heart and to trust it. There are many wrong beliefs to kick out and new beliefs to embrace. You will easily glide from page to page, whether you have only a minute to read, or sitting in your favourite safe place to discover hope you've waited for. Feel the arm around you and new courage fill your veins. Soon you WILL find your way to safety and freedom!
(For the rest of this drama, see chapter 15, “Showdown at the Airport,” in my autobiography, Once an Arafat Man.) Purity or Death This is not an extreme or unusual reaction in an honor/ shame culture. If a girl is dishonored, ...
Author: Tass Saada
Category: Political Science
What motivates Islamic terrorists? What is in the mind of terror? Our news reports from the Middle East cover events—bombings, massacres, and suicide attacks. Our newscasters take time to explain who the players are—from Hezbollah to the Iranian Quds, from ISIS to the Palestinian National Authority. But there is something underneath these events and players that fuels atrocity after atrocity in the Middle East. What is it? Tass Saada provides the answer to that question as he delves into the mind of terror, explaining what motivates extremist groups throughout the Middle East. A former Muslim and a onetime sniper with Yasser Arafat’s Fatah organization, Tass has lived it himself. At age 42, he steered his life in a radical new direction, committing it to Jesus. Tass not only describes the motivations and aspirations of those who live in the Middle East, he also outlines a peaceful solution. We can plant seeds of hope that will transform not only the Middle East, but also our increasingly diverse neighborhoods at home. Discover the mind behind terror and how to oppose its grip.
Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World. New York: Random House, 2003. Saada, Tass, with Dean Merrill. Once an Arafat Man: The True Story of How a PLO Sniper Found a New Life.
Author: John D. Barry
Publisher: Whitaker House
You know people around the world are struggling. A homeless man holds a sign that reads, “Anything helps.” A poor child lives in a slum swarming with flies. A refugee mother is on the brink of starvation. You ask yourself, “But what can I do about such big problems?” You’re looking for long-term solutions. John D. Barry shares incredible, and often shocking, stories about working among the impoverished and unchurched in the U.S. and abroad. And since Barry is a Bible scholar, Jesus’ Economy is also deeply rooted in the Scriptures. It is a personal, sometimes funny, often heartbreaking account that presents a revolutionary pattern for lasting change. Jesus' Economy is based on self-sacrifice. His currency is love. It’s called Jesus’ Economy because it’s about creating a spiritual and physical economy for those who need it most. Here is a thoroughly biblical and compassionate pattern for addressing issues of poverty and offering the hope of the gospel. Jesus’ Economy: • Shows how you as an individual can best encourage renewal in your community. • Demonstrates how your church community or any group can alleviate poverty. • Presents a unified plan for creating jobs, spreading the gospel, and meeting basic needs. • Focuses on community development and sustainability—lasting change, globally and locally. Jesus’ Economy is a call to address our own spiritual poverty—as people who can too easily become distant from Christ—and it is a call to address the physical poverty all around us in a smart and sustainable way. Jesus’ teachings show that with simple, everyday choices, you can make the world a better place and create enduring change. Here’s how to live Jesus’ economy—a currency of love. 100% of author's proceeds go to the nonprofit Jesus' Economy, to fuel the movement of creating jobs and churches in the developing world.
Tass Saada, Once an Arafat Man: The True Story of How a PLO Sniper Found a New Life (Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale, 2008). Pages referred to: 24–25, 33–34, 108, 118, 157 – 70, 192. Chapter 17: A New Politics 1. H. L. Mencken, A Mencken ...
Author: Scot McKnight
In this compelling book, Scot McKnight shares his personal experience in the church as well as his study of the Apostle Paul to answer this significant question: What is the church supposed to be? For most of us the church is a place we go to on Sunday to hear a sermon or to participate in worship or to partake in communion or to fellowship with other Christians. Church is all contained within one or two hours on Sunday morning. The church the Apostle Paul talks about is designed by God to be a fellowship of difference—how people differ socially—and differents—how people differ culturally. God did not design the church to be a two-hour experience on Sunday but a mixture of people from all across the map and spectrum: men and women, rich and poor, Caucasians or African Americans, and Mexican Americans, Latin Americans, Asian Americans, and Indian Americans, and a mixture of people with varying personalities and tastes. The church McKnight grew up in was a fellowship of sames and likes. There was almost no variety in his church. White folks, same beliefs about everything, same tastes in music and worship and sermons and lifestyle. Because of his experience, he writes incisively and compellingly. The church is God’s world-changing social experiment of bringing unlikes and differents to the table to share life with one another as a new kind of family. When this happens we show to the world what love, justice, peace, reconciliation, and life together is designed by God to be. The church is God’s show-and-tell for the world to see how God wants us to live as a family.
Please mark your calendars and pray for these upcoming events: Mondays: prayer and fasting Saturday, October 16: for people to come and hear from Tass Saada, author of Once an Arafat Man.
Author: Priscilla Flory
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Believing that prayer changes lives and situations, and believing that prayer is the most important service she can do for anyone, in 1989, author Priscilla Flory enlisted family and friends to join her in praying for widows and orphans around the world. In Going with God, she shares an endearing and heartfelt collection of personal letters penned to her faithful prayer partners. Spanning nearly three decades, the letters cover a variety of topics: some are whimsical and some are sobering. All of them are personal and all point to the loving heavenly Father who is the ultimate love of Flory’s life. The letters follow Flory and her husband, Tom, as they traveled the world doing God’s work for more than two decades. Going with God offers insight into Flory’s journeys in Belarus, Peru, Rwanda, South Africa, and Swaziland. Her stories and illustrations show how God has powerfully and faithfully worked in her life.
Author: Duane Alexander MillerPublish On: 2016-09-23
It would just be too dangerous not only for the person involved but for the Church as such.56 Unlike Bishop Hinder, there are evangelical and Pentecostal believers who will ... An example of this is found in Once an Arafat Man (2008).
Author: Duane Alexander Miller
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Around the world people are leaving Islam for Christianity in unprecedented numbers. This book seeks to look into the world of some of these converts, trying to discern the shape of their newfound faith. Why do they convert? What challenges do they face? And ultimately, what do they in their own complex and sometimes difficult circumstances claim to have understood about God that, while in Islam, they had not? In other words, what is the content of their contextual theology? In seeking to answer these questions, Miller looks into the world of an unintentional church plant in the Arab world consisting of believers from a Muslim background, visits with groups of Iranian converts in the diaspora, and examines the written testimonies of still other converts. In a world where Muslim-Christian relations are increasingly important and sometimes tendentious, this book examines the lived faith and contextual theology of people who have chosen to leave Islam and embrace Christianity.
1 (2012): 50–62; Tass Saada, with Dean Merrill, Once an Arafat Man: The True Story of How a PLO Sniper Found a New Life (Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House, 2008). 64. Carl Medearis, Muslims, Christians, and Jesus: Gaining Understanding ...
Author: Daniel J McCoy
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
A Christian’s Guide to the World’s Most Prominent Religions Meeting people from other religions is an incredible blessing and a unique challenge. As Christians, what do we need to know about their beliefs to effectively interact with them? And how can we share about Jesus with sensitivity for someone’s relationship to their current faith? A compilation from some of today’s top religion scholars, The Popular Handbook of World Religions is a clear and insightful guide to understanding and conversing with followers of the world’s major belief systems. You will… gain a balanced, nuanced comprehension of what followers of other religions believe, and see how those beliefs compare with those of Christianity develop deeper respect for different cultures and appreciate their unique traditions and ideas learn how to share about Christ with true compassion and a recognition of other people’s individuality and heritage Featuring the writings of Dr. Douglas Groothuis, Dr. Paul Copan, Dr. Winfried Corduan, and more, The Popular Handbook of World Religions is designed to help you gain the wisdom you need to interact with people of other faiths, from atheism to Judaism, Buddhism to Islam, Jainism to Sikhism, and more.
... and Diplomacy in the Middle East by Jack O'Connell Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue, and Unthinkable Choices by Mosab Hassan Yousef Once an Arafat Man: The True Story of How a PLO Sniper Found ...
Author: Joel C. Rosenberg
2016 Christian Book Award finalist (Fiction category) When New York Times foreign correspondent J. B. Collins hears rumors that an al-Qaeda splinter cell—ISIS—has captured a cache of chemical weapons inside Syria, he knows this is a story he must pursue at all costs. Does the commander of the jihadist faction really have weapons of mass destruction? If so, who is the intended target? The U.S.? Israel? Or someone else? With tensions already high, the impending visit of the American president to the region could prove to be the spark that sets off an explosion of horrendous proportions. Knowing that terrorist forces are already trying to bring down two Arab governments in the region—Iraq and Syria—can Collins uncover the truth before it’s too late? Or will the terrorists succeed in setting their sights on the third target and achieving genocide?