Two arguing brothers stand before the wise King Solomon and he decides to share with them the story of two other brothers who lived long before their time. By retelling the story of how Jerusalem came to be, he offers guidance in hope that they will learn to appreciate one another and the value of sharing.
The author, Chris Smith is a storyteller who has also worked with UNICEF and Oxfam on the West Bank and in Gaza. The power of traditional stories is a source of inspiration for Chris, and he wrote this book to “combine my love of story with the wish for the people of Israel and Palestine to find peace.”
This is the founding story of Jerusalem, told in Mosques, Synagogues and Churches. It is a folktale rather than a religious tale and a truly uplifting and hopeful tale of both family and compassion. This tale serves as a reminder that peace and reconciliation can be brought to any situation. Subject matter appeals to many faiths; nicely articulated with an informative endnote.
Watch this space as we are planning to do a local launch for the book around International Peace day on 21st September 2007.