Why Still Care about Israel?: The Sanctity of Covenant, Moral Justice and Prophetic Blessing

Why Still Care about Israel?: The Sanctity of Covenant, Moral Justice and Prophetic Blessing


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Could you be asking all the wrong questions about Israel?

Conversation about the Arab-Israeli conflict usually starts by asking if God is for or against the Jewish state—or Palestinians, Arabs or Muslims. In this updated and urgent book, Sandra Teplinsky, an American-Israeli Jewish believer, shows why many Christians are asking the wrong questions about Israel. With gracious honesty and solid biblical insight, she unravels the mystery and controversy of Israel—and shows how it impacts youby taking you into the Lord's passion for all humankind.

"With precision and passion, Sandra Teplinsky weaves a wealth of material and presents a compelling case why we still need to care about Israel. It's a powerful treatise and treasure."
—Chris Mitchell, Jerusalem bureau chief, CBN News; author, Dateline Jerusalem

"An essential handbook of immeasurable worth for every thoughtful believer. Its message could not be more needed than in this present hour of global conflict, both political and spiritual."—Pastor Jack Hayford, author, Secrets of Intercessory Prayer; president, The King's University

"The dividing line of the true Church will be its position on the Jews and Israel. You must be on God's side. Read this book!"—Sid Roth, TV host, It's Supernatural!

"A much-needed and fresh approach to the Arab-Israeli conflict. Readers will be left well informed and caring deeply about the Jewish people (and others) because they encountered the heart and voice of God."—Jonathan Bernis, president, Jewish Voice Ministries International; author, A Rabbi Looks at the Last Days

"Inspirationally written, biblically accurate, extensively researched and user friendly to the common believer, Bible student or seasoned minister—a desperately needed message!"
—James W. Goll, director, Encounters Network; author, The Coming Israel Awakening

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800795290
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/01/2013
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Sandra Teplinsky has been in Messianic Jewish ministry since 1979. She is president and founder of Light of Zion, a Messianic outreach to Israel and the Church based in California and Jerusalem (www.lightofzion.org). From an Orthodox Jewish background, Sandra obtained a J.D. from Indiana University School of Law, B.A. in Political Science from the University of Illinois, and Bible training from Talbot Seminary in Los Angeles.

Sandra is an ordained minister and international conference speaker. She has taught Bible college-level courses and church seminars about the relationship between Israel and the Church. She has mobilized prayer for Israel and the Middle East in many nations. Together with her husband, she developed intercessory prayer groups and humanitarian aid projects in Jewish evangelism in the former Soviet Union.

A former attorney, Sandra has authored several books and articles about Israel and the Church, including Israel's Anointing (Chosen Books, 2008); Why Care About Israel? (Chosen Books, 2004); The Blessing of Israel (2002); and Out of the Darkness: The Untold Story of Jewish Revival in the Former Soviet Union (1998). She has been a frequent guest speaker on international television and radio. She and her family maintain their primary residence in the Jerusalem area.

Table of Contents

Foreword Michael L. Brown 11

1 Why Still Care about Israel? 13

2 God's Inseparable Love 27

3 The Sanctity of Covenant 41

4 Israel's Prophetic Destiny 61

5 The Contention of Election 79

6 The Salvation of Israel 97

7 Rejected Roots and Broken Branches 115

8 The Islamic Middle East and Anti-Semitism 129

9 Discerning Truth about Israel Today 149

10 Israeli Statehood and the Arab/Palestinian Plight 169

11 Israeli Injustice? 191

12 Countering Christian Zionism: Christian Palestinianism 207

13 A Future and a Hope 225

14 Altar of Sacrifice 249

Notes 259

Index 277

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sandra Teplinsky has done extensive research to produce a lively, to-the-point, easily readable book. It is underscored with tenderness and sensitivity for people of all nations, including Palestinians. I found Why Still Care About Israel usable as a personal devotional, reflecting the love of God, as well as solidly educational. I recommend this work to anyone who appreciates the combination of deep spiritual nourishment with the excellence of intellectual, scriptural and historical integrity. I recommend it as a must read for Jews and Gentiles.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This significantly revised version of the 2003 book Why Care About Israel, by the same author, is poignant, engaging, well balanced and timely. Sandra graciously names several groups of readers that might benefit from reading this volume, however in my personal opinion this is a "must read" for every Christian/Messianic Jew. The reality is that God is moving in powerful ways in relation to His great Meta narrative, which holds at its very core the physical and spiritual significance of the people of Israel. Add to this the rise in anti-Israel theologies that are re-emerging at an alarming rate, not to mention the social injustices facing Israel as a nation and you will find ample reason to take the time to listen to this authors concise and revealing work. With the ongoing deligitimization of Israel as a nation and the rise in new Antisemitism, every Christian should be concerned. Sandra presents a refreshingly optimistic truth, founded on the Father heart of G-d and a wealth of factual information. This book is a book of hope and future for both Israel and the Christian Church. Don't miss your opportunity to read it. THIS IS A FIVE STAR knock it out of the park title!!!!!
Teresa_Konopka More than 1 year ago
Wonderfully written and researched, Teplinsky does a phenomenal job of articulating the swirl of controversy surrounding Israel.  She uses Bible verses from both the New and Old Testament to show that the Bible in no way supports the idea that God is done with or doesn't care about Israel anymore.  She touches upon replacement theology as well as Antisemitism.  There is even a section of the book that goes through Church history and how there have been countless edicts throughout the years that have tried to rid Christianity of its Jewish roots--sometimes killing Jews in the process.  Another interesting part of the book dives deep into how the media does not portray Israel accurately.  There is even a vague reference to a Italian photojournalist who, in 2011, did an expose on how much media from the Middle East is staged (Google Ruben Salvadori).  Teplinsky also goes in depth on fundamentalist Islam and what the Quran says on eradicating Israelities.  This is an eye-opening read for people of all faiths that will make people think twice before demonizing a persecuted people who is currently fighting for its right to exist.  I also liked how the author threw in Yeshua and Yahweh in her vocabulary of this text.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sandra Teplinsky has hit another home run! She has taken a difficult, ever-changing subject, thoroughly researched it, cleared away the media bias we are constantly bombarded with, and presented a package full of passion, logic, and compassion. We sense God's heart for the individuals involved as well as the nations. Sandra's walk as an Israeli believer and mother coupled with her theological and legal training gives her a perspective we cannot find elsewhere. This is a must read for anyone concerned with biblical truth, the Middle East, and the plans and purposes of God. Thank you Sandra!.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sandra Teplinsky has written another wonderful and informative book. Why Still Care About Israel gave me a new way to look at Israel and the Arab-Israeli conflict. The book is packed with information that you would not read elsewhere and taught me more about God's plan for Israelis and Arabs. This is a well research book that should be on every student of the Middle East's reading list. I enjoyed every minute of it.