By Dan Wooding, Founder of ASSIST Ministries and the ASSIST News Service
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (ANS – June 30, 2015) –Amidst the ongoing turmoil of the Middle East, where terrorism and civil war are erupting on every side, a remarkable peace process is taking place.
Author and journalist Charles Gardner has witnessed Arab and Jew embracing one another in the name of the One who has bought such reconciliation with the blood he shed on a Roman cross outside Jerusalem 2,000 years ago.
And he concludes – in Peace in Jerusalem published by Olive Press Books* – that it is only through this ‘Prince of Peace’ that the seemingly intractable Israeli-Palestinian conflict can be resolved.
This book, written with the pace and skill you would expect from a seasoned professional with over 40 years of experience in journalism, tells some amazing stories of modern-day Muslims having supernatural encounters with the risen Jesus – yes, He’s still alive!
But the former newspaper editor and one-time London correspondent for the South African Press Association also tackles major issues surrounding the Jewish state, both historically and currently, which he believes have been seriously blurred by a liberal media bowing to political correctness.
He also challenges the Church – largely succumbing to a worldly rather than biblical view of Israel – to return to its Hebraic roots.
The Cape Town-born 65-year-old author grew up in South Africa before moving to the UK, where he was introduced to British society by his half-Jewish grandmother.
He soon raised her ire by becoming a committed Christian and attended All Souls Church in central London before moving north to Yorkshire where he worked at senior editorial level for various newspapers over the next 30-plus years.
Now retired, he continues to write on a freelance basis and also volunteers in an editorial capacity for the Church’s Ministry among Jewish people, an Anglican society founded in 1809.
Peace in Jerusalem is a sequel to his first book on the subject, Israel the Chosen, available from Amazon. *RRP £13.55 ($18.95), but also available at discounted prices from www.Amazon.com and other online stores.
“With an insightful story-telling ability, Charles Gardner is a very experienced, highly intelligent journalist of long and high standing who cuts quickly to the core of often complex subject matter. He has the rare capacity to transform that complexity into a simple understanding that grips the heart and mind of the reader. Be prepared to have your knowledge expanded and your faith deepened, thereby gaining more wisdom.” – Owen Hoskin, recently retired head teacher of the Anglican International School in Jerusalem, now living back in his native New Zealand.
“Charles Gardner is a writer who combines passion with integrity and has a strong commitment to revealing the truth about what is happening in the Middle East today. Over many years his journalism skills have been focused upon Israel and in Peace in Jerusalem he deals with personal relationships between Jews and Arabs as well as social and political issues in the context of the ever-present threats to world peace through the activities of some of Israel’s neighbors. This is a good read and I warmly commend it.” Dr. Clifford Hill, Editor-In-Chief, Prophecy Today UK, Congregational minister, sociologist, international speaker and author.
For more information, contact the author at email@example.com or tel +44 (0)1302 832987.
Photo captions: 1) Book cover. 2) Sign in Garden Tomb. 3) Dan Wooding at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.
About the writer: Dan Wooding, 74, is an award-winning journalist who was born in Nigeria of British missionary parents, and is now living in Southern California with his wife Norma, to whom he has been married for nearly 52 years. They have two sons, Andrew and Peter, and six grandchildren who all live in the UK. He has reported from Israel and the West Bank and Gaza on many occasions.
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