The Zion Chronicles series covers the events surrounding Israel's statehood in 1948. Each book vividly portrays the intense struggle of the Jewish people in the aftermath of the Holocaust and the forces, within and without, which engulf the Middle East in conflict and controversy even today. Will there ever be peace in Zion? The Jewish people wonder as they stream into the British Mandate of Palestine after the devastation of World War II. What has happened to God's promises to their nation? These updated classics feature a new look and added study questions suitable for individual use or group discussion.
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How many of us know a lot about how Israel rose from obscurity to suddenly become a nation in 1948? That's what made this book interesting to me--learning about a part of history that is truly an incredible story. There are multiples stories going on in the book, about the residents of Jerusalem, Jewish and Arab, who are trying to survive in the midst of the intense fighting over their city. And there are also a couple of Americans somehow involved in the quest to train and develop a Jewish air squadron--but they are on a run for their lives. I found it a bit hard to get equally into all these stories. Some moments I enjoyed the characters and scenes, some moments I just wanted to get to the next scene. My favorite was the Arab girl who found hope after being rescued by a Jewish/Christian couple. Read this one if you are interested in history--particularly history of interest to Christians and/or those interest in the saga of the Middle East conflict.
This is the last of the Zion books and it leaves you understanding the trials of the people who were in Israel at the time the British left the country. It is very good.