Recommended Reading

Please note: Included in this list are books we strongly disagree with; the recommendation to read them is so that we might have an intelligent response.

Burge, Gary,Whose Land? Whose Promise?: What Christians Are Not Being Told About Israel and the Palestinians,Carlisle, Paternoster: 2003
Critical of Israel, this book is Burge’s personal exploration of his feelings about the crisis in the Middle East, put on paper to communicate with other Christians who share the same opinions and seek answers to the same questions as he does.

Chapman, Colin, Whose Promised Land, Baker Books (September 1, 2002)
This book addresses complex issues surrounding the continuing crisis between Israel and Palestine.

Cohn-Sherbok, Dan, The Politics of Apocalypse: The History and Influence of Christian Zionism, Oxford: One World, 2006
In this book Cohn-Sherbok outlines the shift of Christian Zionism from Puritan times to the present, examining the escalating role of Armageddon. He also studies its deeprooted sway on both the Middle East peace process and the American political system.

Dershowitz, Alan, The Case for Israel, John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2003
Dershowitz addresses several dozen accusations against Israel and marshals a variety of evidence to refute them.

House, Dr. H. Wayne, Israel the Land and the People: An Evangelical Affirmation of God’s Promises, Kregel Publications, 1998
This book draws together the wisdom of 12 scholars to answer the question, Who is Israel today, and how is Israel different from the Church?”

Loden, Lisa and Peter Walker (eds.) The Bible and the Land: An Encounter (2000), Musalaha
This book expresses the different views of the Christian Arab Palestinian, Israeli Messianic Jew, and the Western Christian.

Merkley, Paul C., Christian Attitudes Toward the State of Israel, McGill- Queen’s University Press, 2001
A history of changing attitudes of Christians towards Israel over the decades. Includes a helpful chapter on Christian Zionism. Written from the perspective of a supporter of Israel.

Sizer, Stephen R., Christian Zionism: Road-map to Armageddon? (Leicester: IVP, 2004) Sizer’s critical approach toward Israel challenges Christians who support Israel on theological grounds. This popular book was originally his Ph.D. thesis.

Note: You can download a word document of Aaron Abramson’s summary, critique and response to Stephen Sizer’s Ph.D. thesis at:
http://www.jfjonline.org/Sizer.doc

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Aaron Abramson is the leader of the New York branch of Jews for Jesus. Aaron brings a global experience to us. He was born in the US but grew up in Israel. He has a bachelor of arts degree in Biblical and Intercultural Studies from All Nations Christian College in England. Aaron is currently in a graduate program at New York University. He is married and has three children.

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