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By Azar Ajaj,Duane Alexander Miller,Philip Sumpter

The essays contained during this ebook supply an creation to the historical past, demanding situations, and hopes of up to date evangelical Arab Christians in Israel (and to a lesser measure within the West Bank). After beginning with a common evaluation of Arab Christianity within the Holy Land, the subsequent chapters deal with diversified elements of the evangelical Arab adventure: the founding of the conference of Evangelical church buildings in Israel (CECI) in addition to a theological seminary for the educational of church staff (Nazareth Evangelical Theological Seminary [NETS]), the self-understanding of Arab Baptists by way of their id and relation to different teams in Israel, an Arab viewpoint at the courting among Arab evangelicals and Messianic Jews, in addition to the struggles, hopes, and fears of one other "evangelical" neighborhood that's frequently hidden from view, specifically, that of Muslim converts to Christianity in Israel, the West financial institution, and the center East typically. the ultimate bankruptcy bargains a close bibliography on "Arabophone Christianity" in Israel and Palestine.

"For a person with an curiosity in Arab evangelicals in Israel, this ebook is a needs to. In a nutshell it introduces us to the current scenario of Arab evangelicals. It provides us the historic heritage and exhibits how they locate their means among the opposite church buildings, Christian-Zionism, and among Jews and Muslims in Israel. Very attention-grabbing reading."
--Jos M. Strengholt, Anglican priest in Egypt

"Arab Evangelicals in Israel presents a desirable account of the hot historical past and struggles that Arab Christians have confronted in defining and announcing their id inside an immensely advanced social, spiritual, and political context. It offers the tale in their valiant efforts to stay trustworthy to the gospel of Christ with out leaving behind their distinctive ethnic and nationwide affiliations. This ebook is needed analyzing for these serious about the prestige of center jap Christianity within the Holy Land, relatively in its evangelical form."
--J. Scott Bridger, writer of Christian Exegesis of the Qur'ān (Pickwick, 2015); affiliate Professor of world experiences & international Religions, Criswell collage, Dallas, Texas

"Arab Evangelicals in Israel is an informative, actual, and transparent window into the historical past, background, and existence state of affairs of evangelical Arab Christians, together with their courting with Messianic believers, in Israel. The writers are very good students who're themselves nice characters and real of center. via box study and interplay with different resources, the fantastic tale of the Arab Christians who're 'a minority of a minority of a minority in Israel' is informed. a narrative of a forgotten, notwithstanding fabulous, Christian group in a land torn by means of clash but pregnant with the thoughts of the one that lived and died and used to be raised there thousand years ago."
--J. Bryson Arthur, educational Dean and Professor of Systematic Theology, Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary

"When conversing in regards to the Holy Land, most folk concentrate on the land and its heritage, geography, archaeology, tradition, or at top politics. . . . The authors have thinking about the circulation of God in planting his church amidst the Arab Palestinian peoples within the land, and so they have succeeded in revealing that."
--Jack Y. Sara, President, Bethlehem Bible College 

Azar Ajaj is Director of Public kin and Lecturer at Nazareth Evangelical university in Israel.

Duane Alexander Miller is Adjunct Professor of theology at St. Mary's college in San Antonio, Texas.

Philip Sumpter is Adjunct Professor of outdated testomony on the eu university of tradition and Theology in Stuttgart, Germany.

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