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Elias Chacour was the Archbishop of Akko, Haifa, Nazareth and All Galilee of the Melkite Greek . Chacour is the author of two best selling books, Blood Brothers and We Belong to the Land. Blood Brothers covers his childhood growing up in. Elias Chacour enjoyed a simple childhood in Biram, a small village in Galilee. School, church, and family met his needs and nurtured his soul, so he grew in the . Elias Chacourt is a Melkite Catholic priest and a Palestinian. Blood Brothers is at once the story of Elias’ life growing up by the Sea of Galilee and an.

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This book has been translated into 11 languages. He realized that the community was divided between Christian and Arab and that the only answer was forgiveness. That we treat others as we want to be treated and to show the mercy we desire and need, if we are honest!

Blood Brothers by Elias Chacour

Mar 10, Marisa rated it liked it Shelves: May 26, Matt Diaz rated it it was amazing. Mar 25, Priscilla Park rated it really liked it. They need your friendship. He describes himself as a “Palestinian-Arab-Christian-Israeli.

Elias grew up and struggled to cope with his anger towards t Blood Brothers is about a man name Elias Chacour chadour was raised in Palestine in the s. Elias uses decent descriptives and word choice, touching on each scene long enough for you to get a glimpse of what he meant.


Blood Brothers

Chacour grows from being a child during the Nakba to a coming of age during the settler colonialism period that followed. The intentions were not necessarily pure either. Then I was saddened to read that he recently Jan.

Well worth the 2nd read. On my books cover, it says that Chacour has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Oct 13, Caleb rated it liked chacoug.

Thus begins his life as a Palestinian refugee. They get the job but alas the pay bloo not enough to sustain the family so Elias is sent to an orphanage in the hope that he will be able to have a better life.

This story is quite inspirational because even though Elias was wronged throughout his life he found the strength to persevere and forgive those that wronged him. In a final hope for his sons future, Elias’s father sent him to an orphanage to gain an education under the bishop.

I always thought they were boring and not good to read. They have lived in poverty and fear. After many years of suffering and turmoil, he found relief by leaving his family to serve God. He has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize three times already.

As he lost everything he had to go to an orphanage with hate in his heart. Rather than focus on the injustices of the past, however, Father Chacour, from his current residence in the village of Blod, has become a force for peace, justice and reconciliation among all ethnic and religious groups in Israel, bringing dignity to Arabic Palestinians and fostering cooperation and mutual effort toward progress.


Who is the fighter for liberty? How do you find it your right to judge? Following Jesus means we hunger and thirst for righteousness, that we not just find out the wrong that has been done, but that we seek to bring healing where there is injury, hope where there is darkness and despair.

If you consider the Holy Land special and if you favor a peaceful solution to this region’s sufferings, then you will prize “Blood Brothers” as much as I do. Can bitter enemies ever be reconciled? Reading this message from someone in such high standing gives authenticity to the value of the book from an official Nrothers prospective. I would suggest this book for anyone who wants to learn about a different perspective of some of the conflicts in the Middle East.

Blood Brothers – Elias Chacour – Google Books

It was further proof to me that many Palestinians are Christians. This is a must read for anyone who b,ood they know anything about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Of course, as the back cover states, “this is a chacohr about people. An Urgent Word Before. But violence increased and inthe protests were finally crushed.


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