One in Thine Hand

One in Thine Hand

Gerald N. Lund / Apr 03, 2020
One in Thine Hand Brad Kennison is a returned missionary and a Vietnam vet looking for direction in his life He makes a journey to Israel in the summer of at the height of the uneasy days leading up to the Yom Ki
  • Title: One in Thine Hand
  • Author: Gerald N. Lund
  • ISBN: 9780875791258
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Paperback
  • Brad Kennison is a returned missionary and a Vietnam vet looking for direction in his life He makes a journey to Israel in the summer of 1973, at the height of the uneasy days leading up to the Yom Kippur War Accompanying him through the Holy Land is Miri Shadmi, a fiery Israeli committed to the political survival of her state and scornful of Americans like Brad With MiBrad Kennison is a returned missionary and a Vietnam vet looking for direction in his life He makes a journey to Israel in the summer of 1973, at the height of the uneasy days leading up to the Yom Kippur War Accompanying him through the Holy Land is Miri Shadmi, a fiery Israeli committed to the political survival of her state and scornful of Americans like Brad With Miri as his reluctant guide, Brad feels the spiritual impact of the Garden of Gethsemane, relives the tragedies of the Holocaust at Yad Vashem, and visits Israel s monument to freedom, Masada Along the way, the two battle about politics and religion and brave a run in with Arab terrorists at a remote kibbutz Rivalry soon gives way to romance, and both are forced to examine their commitment to faith, family and country.
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      • Gerald N. Lund

        Gerald N Lund received his B.A and M.S degrees in sociology from Brigham Young University He served for thirty five years in the Church Educational System, and he served as a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy from 2002 to 2008 He is a prolific and bestselling author of both fiction and nonfiction and is best known for his historical novels, including The Work and the Glory series, Fire of the Covenant, The Kingdom and the Crown series, and The Undaunted He and his late wife, Lynn, are the parents of seven children.


    1. Actually this story takes place in I think Gerald Lund is always a good read Against the political social scene of modern Israel of 30 years ago when the book was first published Gerald weaves a story of compelling mystery, self discovery and romance He brings together 3 major world religions of Judaism, Islam and Mormonism, and does it in a way that leaves the reader with a profound respect for all I gave it 5 stars because I enjoyed it enough to read it twice

    2. Very good book, I am grateful for the recommendation I really enjoyed it so than I would have before, because I currently have an Institute teacher who is from Jewish descent, so I feel I can relate to it The whole Jew and Mormon views, after taking his class, and seeing his side of things , knowing there is much to learn from all peoples, and all religions for that matter.

    3. I love this novel that Gerald Lund wrote than 25 years ago It s a great adventure and love story set in modern day Israel You follow the story of a returned missionary that is also a veteran, as he seeks to find himself in the land that is deeply part of his faith.

    4. Wonderful characters I enjoyed the rich historical perspective along with the delightful romance Another well written book This drama succeeds as well as the other books written by this gifted author I especially enjoyed the spiritual tone set by brother Lund.

    5. Ugh I thought this was going to be a murder mystery set in Israel I was wrong Rude Mormon goes to Jerusalem Meets a Mormon Arab on the plane Converts beautiful Jewish woman to Mormonism The plot was just bad.

    6. I really enjoyed this book and gained some in site into Jerusalem and the people and their struggles I would love to visit there and see the sites.

    7. This was a good book It probably could be rated a 3 1 2 stars I liked learning about Israeli Jews, Arabic Moslems and comparing them to a mormon point of view I really started to understand a little better what all those different terms mean and how they relate in a middle eastern setting That was interesting to me because my best friend in highschool was also Arabic and a muslem and we frequently compared our beliefs We got along really well because there are so many parallels So it was interst [...]

    8. The story of a Arab, American, and Israeli It was a fun fictional story but I was disappointed over all It would probably only be interesting to a Mormon reader So although I enjoyed it, it bothered me that it doesn t have a universal view Interesting points on how Jews may view Christianity Also interesting points on differing notions of Zion in Mormonism and Judaism However, I expected there to be about the Muslim view, which is where much of my interest lies I found it highly unlikely that t [...]

    9. Lund has really got this thing about requiring his love interests to be on the same page, religiously and or politically That s his predictable formula for creating tension in his fiction Of course, this novel is set in Israel in the 1970 There is already quite a bit of tension in the air thank you very much In this setting of a politically and religiously landscape, returned missionary Brad gets into his own little political and religious dispute with his lovely tour guide His main problem gett [...]

    10. Brad is a bit frustrated with his life after serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and then serving in the army for two years in Vietnam He takes a trip to Israel to find himself He meets Ali, an Arab on the plane to Tel Aviv He and Ali become fast friends and with his help Brad finds a place to live and a job and a feisty girl, Miri, who wants nothing to do with him The story is interesting and well paced, it was fun for me to read because when I was in Israel I [...]

    11. This is a novel set in modern Israelwell, modern as in the 60 s and 70 s It is about a group of young people thrown together in Israel around the time of the end of the Viet Nam war It involves an American Brad Kennison and an Israeli girl Miriam Shadmi who are both passionate about their cultures and their religions It is filled with romance, history, intrigue, and adventure, along with a lot of looking into the culture and beliefs of the Mormon religion It was enjoyable and moving at times Alt [...]

    12. I read this book multiple times as a teenager and loved it when I saw it on the shelf at DI last week I had to buy it and read it again 30 years later I still love itybe for sentimental reasons but also because of what I learn from Miriam s questions and struggles to believe in Jesus Christ and his role as the Savior and Son of God Also, I have never fully understood the history and politics of the Middle East I still don t but I appreciate the glimpse into it that this story provides.Yes, it s [...]

    13. A fantastic story of three unlikely friends and their spiritual and physical adventures during the summer of 1973 just before the Yom Kippur war in Israel Brad, a returned missionary Vietnam war veteran who isn t sure what to do with his life, decides to go to Jerusalem and visit the Holy land for some possible inspiration While there he meets Miri, an Israelite woman It is a heart wrenching love story that also teaches you some historical facts that you may not know already My favorite Gerald L [...]

    14. It has been I don t know how many years since I read this book, and while I probably enjoyed it the first time I read it than this time around, it isn t bad It s set in the early 1970s, and while that s not exactly modern Israel any, it is always interesting to read about the culture of the Holy Land.I found it most interesting to look at why many Jewish people find Christianity so difficult to come to terms with I hadn t ever really thought about why the idea of a God becoming a man to save ot [...]

    15. I haven t read Gerald Lund in a long while, and forgot that I even had this book in my bookcase I found myself without anything to read one night, and I remembered my husband actually finishing this one, so I thought I d try it I am a little surprised how much I enjoyed this book I think I may even have loved it The setting was different, the characters were likeable and the romance sweet Nothing heavy or challenging about this book, just nice light reading And you learn a little about Israel, a [...]

    16. I loved this book back in high school or maybe just after I was married It is still a good book, but I changed my star rating from a 5 to a 4 I ve read a lot of 5 star books recently and this just not make the 5 star list any Maybe my tastes are changing I do like the history of Jerusalem in a novel I learned a lot of things about the Holy Land that are meaningful, but the whole I m going to convert this Jewish girl into a Mormon so I can marry her is so old Gerald Lund is a great historical fic [...]

    17. I remember reading this book when I was a teen, so than 20 years ago There was one part of the book that stood out to me so much that I remembered it even now, though I d forgotten much of the storyline itself I m so glad I re read the book.Not only did I enjoy the characters, and the way the story was presented, I loved the bits of history I did not know that Jerusalem means place of peace in Hebrew Fascinating stuff It made me not only want to read about the Yom Kippur war, but to visit Isra [...]

    18. this is the first book I ve read that s set in the middle east And I admit that I ve had little interest in this part of the world and have put even less effort into understanding it My curiosity was piqued from reading about the places, and relationships between people in Israel I learned a lot and would actually like to learn If it were safe and peaceful I would like to travel there and see these places myself although the book addresses the unrest and danger in Israel.

    19. I read this book as a teenager driving to Minnesota with my parents in a car with no air conditioning I would read chapter as close to the front seat as possible so my mom, dad and sister could hear When the chapter was over, we d roll down the windew and get some HOT wind Love story with a Mormon and a Jew, some history of the 3 day war and an understanding of the Atonement Good Fiction Great Read.

    20. This book was fun to read I especially liked the details about Israel and how challenging it is to mix Arabs, Jews, and Christians It takes place during the 70 s and describes a few of the specific wars in Israel during that time The only thing I didn t enjoy a lot was the romance description to me, that becomes cheesy when the girl s hair glistens in the sun every time they see each other.

    21. I don t remember how many times I ve read this book, but I enjoy it every time I was looking for something we owned that I felt like reading, and I m glad I decided to reread this again because it was nice to spend time with the characters I enjoy again This book has also always helped me understand about some of the fighting that went on between Israel and the Arab nations around it during the 60 s and 70 s.

    22. A young LDS man returns from his mission and ends up in Jerusalem where his guide is a Jewish woman This book is a romantic suspense novel There is much discussion about LDS beliefs and how they are similar and dissimilar to Jewish beliefs I have read this book several times and it never gets boring.Not only is there the romance factor, but there are some suspensful things that happen and also then the religious discussions are thought provoking and very interesting.

    23. This is the first semi adult book I remember reading My sister was lying on the couch reading it and I decided to lie down by her Soon I started reading it She was extremely patient to wait to turn the pages until I was done I was hooked on reading from that moment on I owe it all to you Sarah Thanks

    24. as far as mormon fiction goes, no one matches Gerald Lund, and this is his best book I also can t help but give props that it s surprisingly pro palestine in a lot of ways and as a narrative, it s passionate about showing the import of knowing history and current events of the middle east A gripping tale that s also a wake up call from apathy Huge props Mr Lund.

    25. I really liked this as a high school student Maybe early college, pre mission I gave it 4 stars because of how much I liked it then However, if I rated it on a recent re reading I would have only given it 3 stars, maybe I ve matured, maybe I m a little cynical, I don t know Anyway, I put it to good use and gave it to my niece.

    26. The title of this book says, Set in Modern Israel but then I suppose for Israel times, the 1970s are modern except that things are always changing no matter how much they stay the same over there Of course, it is a love story that s just Lund , but I was hoping for a little insight to Israel itself otherwise, a fair book.

    27. If you like reading Mormon fiction you ll like this one The book is set in the middle east during the 70 s and gives interesting insight into the relationship between Jews and Arabs The romance is pretty good between the two main characters, although perhaps a little TOO cheesy in some partske talking about how they want to have 8 kids when they get married

    28. I really liked this book I have always been interested in the Jewish religion and culture and in the Muslim religion and culture So it was cool to have that intertwined in this story I really loved the specific things about the gospel and about Christ that were talked about in this book I kind of like that I ended up reading it around Easter time, it was fitting.

    29. I ve read this book several times and still love it It is one of Gerald Lund s first few books before the Work and the Glory series I shared it with my book club It is about the Jews and Arabs and I took some time to find lots of info on the Internet about these two groups This really helped my understanding of these two nationalities.

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