Wednesday, January 6, 2010

1000 Year War in the Middle East

Richard Maybury really has some super educational books.

I love his "Whatever Happened to Penny Candy" and "Are you Liberal, Conservative, or Confused" and now I want to highly recommend "The Thousand Year War in the Middle East". This is classified as "World Politics, Middle East History" for your homeschool kids. I would say it is not for small children, they won't understand. Middle and High School kids should not have a problem following it, as it was written for them.

It was written before 9-11 and unbelievably, he predicted an attack on the US and what we did to cause them to want to attack us and why the government calls retaliation, "terrorism". He does not justify their attacks, he just states why they want to attack us, what we did to them first and how we broke the laws of civilization in the last century, which made us a target.

This book really explains why the war is going on and how our forefathers warned us not to get involved, and just this past century, we did not heed the warnings. This book is an incredible eye opener, and my kids are going to start reading it this week! Most people do not have clue why this 1000 year war is going on and how and why we got involved. They don't even know the half of it.

I could go on and on, but you should read it for yourself. It was an incredible eye opener for me. Even if you do not homeschool, its a great learning tool for you kids.Not only can your children benefit from reading this book, but most adults can too.