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Overview This is the story of the saints of God on the spiritual frontlines in the Middle East. God is using them to bring change to this volatile region. These followers of Christ are in a spiritual war that is raging all around them, yet they will not give up. In fact, they are gaining ground. This new generation of believers in the Middle east is passionate for God and fearless. Many of them live in poverty, obscurity, and persecutionAunder the threat of prison of death. Yet because God loves the people of the Middle East and because his saints are faithful, there is a major breakthrough. This is why there is good news coming fro the Middle East today. Breakthrough is an effort to tell that story.
Publishers Description Hate, killing, tension, and violence fill reports from the Middle East. But there is another story--a Breakthrough. Tom Doyle, who has a passion for both Muslims and Jews, travels to the Middle East frequently. He reports that in recent years amazing numbers of people in this war-torn region--Muslims and Jews alike-- have come to Christ. In this audio book, you will hear the breathtaking firsthand accounts of what God is doing. You will meet:
- Hamsa--a man who drove a tank in Saddam Hussein's army in the Gulf War--has since accepted Christ--and today is a pastor in Baghdad. - Farah--an Iraqi whose husband and three children were accidentally shot and killed by an American soldier at a checkpoint. By meeting another Christian woman with a similar story who had become a believer, eventually Farah gave her life to Christ as well. - Rachel--an Orthodox Jew from Jerusalem--who at a low point in her life met some messianic believers. Though it has cost Rachel her relationship with her family, she has embraced Jesus in her own life. Rachel now practices hospitality by inviting both Jews and Arabs into her home for dinner and fellowship.
These stories, and many more like them, will encourage you that because of Christ, hope is returning to the Middle East. And they will help you to pray more effectively for the Muslim world and all of the Middle East.
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Format: Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
Studio: Oasis Audio
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.64" Width: 6.5" Height: 0.64" Weight: 0.37 lbs.
Release Date Feb 4, 2009
Publisher Oasis Audio
ISBN 1598595040 ISBN13 9781598595048
Availability 0 units.
More About Tom Doyle
Tom Doyle serves as the Middle East director for e3 Partners, a global church planting ministry, and has been a tour guide for the State of Israel. He is the author of Two Nations Under God. He and his wife, JoAnn, have six children and two grandchildren.
Reviews - What do customers think about Breakthrough: The Return of Hope to the Middle East?
Great book! May 3, 2010
I knew this was going to be good book when I saw it on Joel Rosenberg's site! Sure enough I finished it within a few days,I had a hard time putting it down. Fantastic true stories of ex-muslims and Jews coming to Jesus. God has already been softening my heart towards these people, this book has helped confirm the fact that He is calling all believers in Christ to love these people and find ways to share the gift we have all been given through Jesus! I will be looking for more books from Tom Doyle. Vivian
Excellent Very well written. Oct 17, 2009
This is an excellent book that brings everything the Bible says to a new understanding!! We as a nation must never ever leave Israel on her own! We need to back Israel for this is God's chosen people and anyone who opposes or leaves her is doomed.
The untold story of the Middle Eastern church Aug 23, 2009
One needn't be a newshound to experience a daily bombardment of negative news from the Middle East. Suicide bombings, riots, armed rebellion; these are only some of the aspects that contribute to the seemingly interminable conflicts between Muslims and Jews. There is however a growing, untold story of hope to be found in the midst of the pain and conflict. A story that revolves around the Prince of Peace, and the work that He is accomplishing in the hearts of the adherents of two warring religions.
As the Middle East director for e3 Partners (a global church planting ministry, you may have seen their EvangeCubes), this unfolding story is one that author Tom Doyle is quite familiar with. Yet despite growing numbers of Muslims and Jews coming to faith in Jesus and putting aside their hatred and fear, Doyle's seen the mainstream media remain completely quiet on the topic. Many in the western church are largely unaware of the growth of a thriving, vibrant, and often persecuted church in the Middle East.
In Breakthrough: The Return of Hope to the Middle East Doyle brings the amazing stories of the immense increase of believers in the region by focusing in on the personal testimonies of many who are now serving in ministry. The book's main thrust highlights Muslim-background-believers, interspersing their stories with the history and tenets of Islam and comparing its beliefs with Christianity.
A single chapter is devoted to exploring the change of heart experienced by Jews who are coming to recognize Jesus as their Messiah alongside a modern introduction to the faith and culture. An abbreviated history of the church in this region, and of historical interactions between Jews, Muslims, and Christians is also touched upon to ground readers contextually and dispel common misunderstandings.
While unapologetic in his stance for Jesus and the truth, Doyle's genuine love for the Muslim people is evident throughout his work. He writes with genuine appreciation of Middle Eastern hospitality, loyalty, passion, and dedication. He emphasizes that the vast majority of Muslims are peace-loving people who only want to raise their families in safety. They are good people who are often very open to discussing the claims of Christ.
Written conversationally, Doyle's work is both engrossing and emotionally moving. It's far too easy to fall into a mindset that revolves around fear, confusion, fatalism, and reliance upon military actions and diplomacy to achieve peace. Doyle quickly shifts the focus to Jesus, the only one who can bring lasting peace. This shift in focus quickly takes the real war out of the physical realm and into the spiritual. A rallying call to arms, Doyle also provides prayer points for the growing Middle Eastern church.
God is certainly busy drawing His children to Him through visions, dreams, and the personal witness of faithful members of the body. It's high time we jump into the fray with the most effective weapon available to us as believers - prayer. Breakthrough will show you where to sign up, and which positions to take - the rest is in His hands. God speed.
Awesome book. Must read Jul 22, 2009
I have to admit, that I only bought this book since it was recommended on Joel Rosenberg's blog. I had no clue what I was gonning to get. I save this book for my trip. I wanted a book to read while i was on the airplane.
This book rocks. If you want to hear about what God is doing in the Middle East than this is the book for you. This is way better than the garabage we here on TV in regards to the Middle East.
I think this is a great book for small groups in a church.
Breakthrough is an excellent book Jul 5, 2009
Breakthrough by Tom Doyle is an excellent book. It is really amazing what the Lord is doing in the Middle East. Well written and the stories offer so much hope about our brothers and sisters in the area. Great read.