Elias Chacour was the Archbishop of Akko, Haifa, Nazareth and All Galilee of the Melkite Greek . Chacour is the author of two best selling books, Blood Brothers and We Belong to the Land. Blood Brothers covers his childhood growing up in. Elias Chacour enjoyed a simple childhood in Biram, a small village in Galilee. School, church, and family met his needs and nurtured his soul, so he grew in the . Elias Chacourt is a Melkite Catholic priest and a Palestinian. Blood Brothers is at once the story of Elias’ life growing up by the Sea of Galilee and an.

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What a worthy nominee.

Elias Shakour is surely one of those Jesus blesses in the Beautitudes I loved this book. Published February 1st by Chosen Books first published If at this point the boy had went to rescue his village and succeeded or at least failed in the effort it might have been ok.

Even though his family’s lives were torn apart by the Israeli Zionists, he does not hate them. On my books cover, it says that Chacour has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Imagine you’re a Christian child and a native of the Holy Land, living there as you and your family practice your chacur in the very setting of Jesus’ earthly life. View all 20 comments.

A few months ago, we discussed Blood Brothers at our church book group, and we had two special guests: A small bomb was hurled from a car speeding along the river, and shock waves rocked the community.


How could there be peace like Jesus talked about in the Beatitudes?

Blood Brothers – Elias Chacour

He hurt for the Jewish people and recognized their need for a homeland but wondered why the persecuted had become persecutors. Elias, seeing the lack of educational opportunities for Arab youth beyond the 8th grade, set about creating a school open to all local children, regardless of religious affiliation.

And everyone has a television. How do you find it your right to judge? We’ve had many speakers on the topic, including Lutheran bishop Mitri Raheb who just won the Olof Palme peace prizeRab http: This is a fascinating story of the formation of Israel from the Palestinian viewpoint.

The reason I read blodo is that it is the condensed idea an author came up with and therefore is chalk full of new and interesting ideas. It was further proof to me that many Palestinians are Christians. Feb 15, Debra George rated it it was amazing.

The army, the Haganah, not the government, ruled Israel. Chxcour 14, Jacob Boller rated it liked it.

Blood Brothers Summary & Study Guide

I know you know. His life encompasses the entire conflict.

Eventually, he had to face a large enemy in himself. His family took refuge in the neighboring village of Jish after Bir’im brotheds occupied by Yishuv forces. Hearing about how Arabs were forced out of their homeland was an eye-opener. We need one more common friend. The Jesus we often follow is not the Jesus nlood in the Gospels, that preached the Sermon on the Mount. But then I read other summaries by people with much more experience than I have.

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chacoir Elias Chacour watched his family lose their home and several other things. The intentions were not necessarily pure either. I understand that English isn’t Chacour’s first language, so I feel guilty criticizing his writing, but it’s overly simplistic and reads in a juvenile manner.

I have always disliked nonfiction books and whenever I had to read one for a class it was a labor. After many years of suffering and turmoil, he found relief by leaving his family to serve God.

In a horrible twist of irony, Elias’ father and older brothers, from their new home in Gish, were employed to work in the fig orchards they once owned. She accused him and all Americans of knowing about these daily abuses against Palestinians but not caring, and even supporting vlood conservative Israeli forces chhacour sponsor these acts.

He has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize three times already. Chosen Books- Arab-Israeli conflict – pages. School, church, and family met his needs and nurtured his soul, so he grew in the security of love and spirituality. Elias grew up and struggled to cope brkthers his anger towards t Blood Brothers is about a man name Elias Chacour who was raised in Palestine in the s.

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