As time permits for those who are traveling to the Holy Land next month, keep doing some reading to prepare further for this experience. The presenter at our January 9 session on modern Israel and Palestine, Dr. Roby Barrett, has especially recommended Avi Shlaim’s The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World. If you can, read (or at least peruse) this excellent book before that session because it will greatly inform your understanding of the current situation in the Holy Land. You can find cheap used copies on abebooks.com, and a paperback edition is available on Amazon.
And during these holidays, remember to keep the whole group traveling to the Holy Land in your daily prayers. May God give us smooth travel, safety, and a life-changing and faith-building experience on this journey.