About Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein:
Founder and President of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews and Goodwill Ambassador for the State of Israel, Rabbi Eckstein has devoted more than 35 years to building bridges of understanding between Christians and Jews and broad support for the State of Israel. He is recognized as the world's leading Jewish authority on evangelical Christians. Rabbi Eckstein received Orthodox Rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University in New York. He holds master's degrees from Yeshiva University and Columbia University, where he also completed studies for his doctorate. Rabbi Eckstein has served on the faculties of Columbia University, Chicago Theological Seminary, and Northern Baptist Seminary. He currently serves on the executive committee of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.
MY THOUGHTS-When I first picked up this book to read, The Bridge Builder, I was expecting a book that would not hold my interest at all. I like reading biographies but this was a man I had never really heard of before. Would I find it interesting enough to finish? Or would it be something I just skimmed enough to review. I dove in and I am so amazed at how much I enjoyed this!
To begin with, the man himself, Yechiel Eckstein is amazing. I found myself in tears throughout his journey, laughing at some points and then struck by his strength of spirit. The book takes you from his grandparents and then through his life, growing in the position God had given him. The name of the book, Bridge Builder, fits Yechiel perfectly. I have since looked into his ministry, International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, and have seen the work they are doing. If there is one biography I would urge you to read this year, Bridge Builder would be it. This book really hit me in a way that hasn't happened in a while. And to think I almost passed it by. You will not be disappointed!
Readers, one of you will be winning your very own copy of Bridge Builder! The giveaway will end 9/7 and the winner will be chosen through Random.org. They will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.