Book Review: Son of Hamas

“The more I read the Bible, the more clearly I saw this single truth: Loving and forgiving one’s enemies is the only real way to stop the bloodshed” (Mosab Hassan Yousef, page 148).

Those are the words of a Palestinian and eldest son of the founder of Hamas. His autobiography, Son of Hamas, testifies to modern-day Saul-like conversions while revealing how Mid-East unrest doesn’t originate in ethnic identity, but in the human heart. It exposes Israeli behavior from a Palestinian perspective, and it reveals good and bad in people on both sides. Mosab’s journey is both breathtaking and genuine. His conclusions are extraordinary and redemptive. His journey remains far from over.

Mosab reveals his father, Sheikh Hassan Yousef, to be a kind and gentle man who is not directly involved in attacks against Jewish women and children. He is beloved by West Bank Palestinians, and trapped by forces beyond human control, making, or understanding. He is one of the supporters of terrorism featured for prayer at ATFP.

Son of Hamas is a New York Times Best Seller. I encourage you to buy it, read it, share it, make it an even better seller, and pray for an abundant harvest to follow this first fruit.

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