A Life Worth Living: The Story of a Palestinian Catholic

Bernard Sabella

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Amidst a sometimes confusing barrage of news about the Middle East, Dr. Bernard Sabella, a Palestinian Christian, offers an enlightening, often humorous, personal narrative accompanied by reflections on lessons learned from his life in a conflict zone. Displaced from his home in infancy with his refugee family and educated in Jerusalem's Old City before pursuing university studies in the US, he blossomed into a committed educator, scholar, member of the Palestinian Parliament, and director of a church aid agency. Throughout his life, Dr. Sabella has never lost his focus on the goal of promoting peace through understanding, and he has never been diverted from his path of absolute nonviolence. A Life Worth Living speaks with a voice worth listening to, alternately anecdotal and analytical, touching our hearts while pondering the past, present, and future of the Holy Land.

Bernard Sabella currently serves as the executive secretary of the Department of Service to Palestinian Refugees of the Middle East Council of Churches as well as an elected member of the Palestinian legislature. He has retired from a career as a professor of sociology at Bethlehem University in Palestine. Relishing his roles as father and grandfather, Dr. Sabella lives in Jerusalem with his wife Mary.


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