"Najwa's experience of invasion and brutal occupation is second to none as she was in Nazareth when Israeli forces can in '48. She was in the West Bank when they came in '67 and in Beirut in '82, during that invasion with its huge loss of life. But Najwa's story comes from another angle. It is the story of the Palestinian people with their wonderful heritage trying to survive amidst all the pain and conflict. Najwa paints a picture of a dignified culture and community, where Christian and Muslim live together." -- Foreword, pp. [v]-vi.
Contents: Foreword / Garth Hewitt -- Acknowledgements -- Our Palestinian Heritage -- Childhood in Nazareth -- Nazareth: Our Christian Year -- Early Awakenings -- Starting Out -- The Legacy of War -- Moving Rocks from Mountains -- Harsh Times -- New Lives -- Haifa and Beyond -- Through the Mandelbaum Gate -- God's Furnace -- Parents and Children -- Home on the West Bank -- Crossing Bridges -- Dark Clouds and Sunshine -- Death in Beirut -- Remembering Palestine -- Suggestions for Further Reading.
Author is the wife of Archdeacon Emeritus Rafiq A. Farah of the Anglican Diocese of Jerusalem, now living in Toronto, Canada.
"The greater the violence, the greater hunger for a word of peace. Not just a word, a witness. A total life commitment to peace and justice. A witness in word and deed. .... The message was spoken from the Mount of Olives nearly two millennia ago. `You will be my witnesses from Jerusalem to the ends of the earth'. I can think of no higher calling than to be a witness for peace". -- Prologue, p. xiv.
Contents divided into three sections: Contexts -- Martyria and Nonviolence -- Applications.
The author is Bishop of Jerusalem in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Jordan, Jerusalem.