The Middle East: From Abraham to Arafat

Most Americans are admittedly deficient in their understanding of the geopolitics in the Middle East. Christopher Catherwood has written a very user-friendly book simply titled The Middle East: From Abraham to Arafat. This work is a brief history of this most volatile region of the world. Although Catherwood is a Christian, he is definitely fair-minded as to the treatment of the high points and low points of history. In no way does he seek to rationalize the Crusades in a revisionist fashion. Some may differ with his consideration of the role of Winston Churchill in the establishment of the nation state of Iraq.

Executive Director of Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions

State Missionary Rick Lance was elected in June of 1998 to serve as executive director of the State Board of Missions and treasurer of the Alabama Baptist Convention. Rick leads state missions efforts and facilitates Great Commission Ministries for the Convention's 3,200+ churches and more than one million Alabama Baptists.

Rick and his wife, Pam, are members at First Baptist Church, Montgomery. They have two daughters.

Any requests for Rick Lance to speak in or visit your church should be directed to Billie Davis at 1-800-264-1225, ext. 253 or (334) 613-2253, bdavis@alsbom.org.

For questions about Dr. Lance's Facebook and Twitter accounts or his blog site, you may contact his social media assistant, Keith Hinson, at 1-800-264-1225, ext. 289 or (334) 613-2289, khinson@alsbom.org.