Since he was a small boy, Mosab Hassan Yousef has had an inside view of the deadly terrorist group Hamas. The oldest son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a founding member of Hamas and its most popular leader, young Mosab assisted his father for years in his political activities while being groomed to assume his legacy, politics, status... and power. But everything changed when Mosab turned away from terror and violence, and embraced instead the teachings of another famous Middle East leader.
In Son of Hamas, Mosab Yousef—now called “Joseph”—reveals new information about the world’s most dangerous terrorist organization and unveils the truth about his own role, his agonizing separation from family and homeland, the dangerous decision to make his newfound faith public, and his belief that the Christian mandate to “love your enemies” is the only way to peace in the Middle East.
©2010 Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (P)2010 Tyndale House Publisher, Inc.
This is one of the best non-fiction audio books that I've ever listened to. Every Christian and Muslim needs to hear his story. It will give you much insight into the situation in the Middle East from a different perspective than you've probably heard.I always hear the struggle from the view point of Western Christians and I've often wanted to hear the story from the side of a Palestinian who honestly wanted peace and truth.
My heart ached for Mosab's family as I read the story, motivating me to pray for them. I have a Muslim friend whom I want to give the book to. She is a Palestinian Israeli and I know that she longs for peace. I pray that his story might lead her to that Peace. Most definitely worth the price of purchase and the time invested to listen.
I cannot compare since I did not read the printed version of this book.
The story was presented in a non-predijucal manner. It was like reading a tradegy. And there are still no answers.
A Middle east Tradegy
What an incredible story! I couldn't stop listening, anticipating what would happen next. I honestly can't wait to go through it again!
I read a lot of self development books, and while this book is not considered part of that genre it may have changed my way of thinking as much or more than most of the others.
Great view of the happenings going on in the Middle East and with the kingpins of the government as well as spiritual and militant leaders
As the courageous authors points out, there's a at least a small chance that minds can be changed and the violence can stop. Maybe some people in the Middle East will read this book and question the tactics being used. The religious zealots will never give up the power but perhaps some young people can be spared from fanaticism.
Masab, his courage is unbelievable.
Descriptions of his father.
The author himself
Gave insight into the complexity of the two-state solution, Muslim brotherhood, etc.
Heartily recommend it. I wish I could meet the author myself.
Life is an Adventure
I really enjoyed this book! By having his voice on the book it made the book more enjoyable! I learned so much about the struggle between Palestinians and Isreal. Worth getting!!
Yes, Son of Hamas is very informative and the content seems balanced. I gained information about the nature of Islam that I couldn't get from Western writers in a country where being a Muslim automatically disqualifies a person from high office or make him or her a target for physical or verbal assault.
It is written by an highly credible insider who cares about all parties involved and values human life. His honesty about the factions fighting for control of the Palestinian people makes me want to revisit the historical records of the events back then. With better information about what was transpiring behind the scenes, the context, I should be better able to fully understand the reported news which is history in the making.
Since Mosab Hassan Yousef is remembering as well as reading, his narration reflects the emotions that he felt and still feels as he recounts events and his sentiments at the time. There are a few places where he doesn't quite navigate English sentences smoothly, but overall his reading is so compelling because he lived it.
It made me very sad because of the slaughter of innocents but extraordinarily hopeful in the author's commitment, first to a Christ-like lifestyle and then to Jesus Christ Himself. A distinction that gives the author more credibility.
I love this book.
Christian, Thinker, Writer, Marketer, Dad
Through " Son of Hamas" Mosab Hassan Yousef has achieved something that I'd previously viewed as nearly impossible. That is to say this book has given me an amazing degree of insight into what is happening in the Middle East.
That is not to say that reading this book will make you a scholar on the conflict in the Middle East, but if you're like me it will certainly ratchet your understanding of the situation up by at least several notches.
Not only that but the fact that Mr. Yousef so openly shared his Christian faith (and conversion) with the world speaks volumes about this man's courage and conviction. As someone who attempts to walk the same Christian path, myself, I was moved by Youseff's testimony - even to tears.
That being said this is an amazing book on so many levels.
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