by Dr. Theresa Newell, July 2, 2015
I met Charles Gardner, a Christian journalist from England, at CMJ’s Christ Church Guest House, Jerusalem in the Fall of 2013. His enthusiasm for the Land and his love for the Jewish people struck me immediately. His latest book, Peace in Jerusalem, has recently been published by Olive Press and is available on Amazon. (Use the CMJ USA Amazon Smile button on our home page to order).
As the back page blurb on the book headlines: “Here is a Middle East peace process that does not involve politicians or bureaucrats!” Gardner combines the miracles he witnessed at the second At the Crossroads conference held at Christ Church in May 2014 with the history of the founding of Israel. Over 70 invited church leaders, many with Muslim-backgrounds, from around the Middle East, shared their testimonies of coming to faith there. They prayed and worshipped together with Israeli Messianic Jewish leaders in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Isaiah 19: 23-25 had quickened the spirits of the Rev. David Pileggi, rector of Christ Church, and other leaders in Jerusalem several years ago – It read:
“A highway would go between Egypt and Assyria; then Egyptians shall worship with Assyrians . . . Israel shall rank with Egypt and Assyria and shall be a blessing in the center of the world . . . So the LORD of Hosts will bless them . . . Egypt my people, Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel my possession.”
"Could we be called to be part of bringing this promise of God to pass?" the organizers of At the Crossroads asked. After much prayer by many, they stepped out in faith five years ago and began inviting leaders from across the Middle East to meet together. Miracles have followed.
It is not WHAT will bring peace in the Middle East, but WHO –- the Messiah Himself, the Sar Shalom, the Prince of Peace.
Read about it in this book, which can be ordered through Amazon Smile or directly from Olive Press Publisher.
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