I’m now exactly halfway through reading Blood of the Moon by George Grant, about the conflict in the Middle-east, from its origins to the 1990s. However, it could as easily apply to the present day. Listening to the news this morning about the peace talks, parts of what I’d read just last night came back to mind with painful clarity.
Fascinating book. While I knew about the Biblical origins (Ishmael and Isaac) of the conflict, I had no idea how Islam was (and continues to be, according to the evidence Dr. Grant presents) influenced by the ancient Persians, Babylonians, and Assyrians.
I find it a tough book to read, if only because it requires concentration and a minimum of interruptions and background noise.