By Chris Mitchell
History’s ultimate bankruptcy might be written in Jerusalem.
When an Iranian president thunders a murderous hazard or an imprecise Turkish drunkard has a dream in Mecca or a Jewish couple from Brooklyn lands at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport, those occasions may appear disconnected. yet they’re no longer. In Dateline Jerusalem, CBN information correspondent Chris Mitchell connects the dots and unveils Jerusalem because the epicenter and crossroads of the religious, political, and, sure, supernatural worlds.
For hundreds of thousands of years, Jerusalem’s robust draw has regularly transcended basic economics, army procedure, and non secular affiliation.
In our personal time, because the Arab Spring threatens to turn into an Islamic iciness, one commentator warns: “The Arab Spring doesn’t bring about democracy, it ends up in Jerusalem.” certainly, the delicate peace of Israel is in new peril as violent Islamic factions vie for keep an eye on of surrounding international locations. but Muslims are changing to Christianity in list numbers. Dateline Jerusalem untangles and chronicles all this throughout the riveting narrative of a Christian reporter within the upheaval of the trendy Fertile Crescent.
We reside in an international the place we won't have the funds for to be unwell knowledgeable. What occurs within the strategic center East, Israel, and Jerusalem is important. It issues to you. Today’s information may possibly specialise in Washington, manhattan, London, or Moscow, yet history’s ultimate bankruptcy may be written in Jerusalem.
Chris Mitchell’s firsthand reviews and reporting uniquely qualify him to expound on and clarify the key developments and advancements sweeping the center East and affecting the area. Mitchell has served because the bureau leader for CBN information on account that August 2000.
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Dateline Jerusalem: An Eyewitness Account of Prophecies Unfolding in the Middle East by Chris Mitchell