Lloyd Johnson - Nakba: Catastrophe

A romantic tale of adventure and hope

When Palestinian Christian college student Sabria lives through the little known 1948 catastrophe of her people, she learns the cost of being Arab in the tumultuous time of Israel's birth pangs. Despite enjoying both Jewish and Muslim friends, she falls in love with an American Christian supporter of Israel. Can their love for the suffering families of the land begin to bridge their own gap in the tragedy that became the foundation for the unresolved conflict of the next 69 years? Nakba fires the imagination of readers who care about justice and resolution in a romantic tale of adventure and hope.

"Lloyd Johnson creates a new way of looking at the tumult in the Holy Land." —Sami Awad, Executive Director, Holy Land Trust, Bethlehem


"Lloyd Johnson knows what he writes, and he writes it beautifully." —Gale Fiege, The Daily Herald


"Encapsulates the denied and forgotten horrors of the Palestine 1948 catastrophe. Lloyd Johnson provides us with a powerful and well researched narrative that no decent person will be able to ignore." Ilan Pappe, Ph.D., Jewish Historian, Chair in History, University of Exeter, England


"Once again Lloyd Johnson has created a beautiful and poignant parable to bring to reality the complexity and the human failings at work in the Holy Land. His approach is to lead you deeper into knowledge through story. I highly recommend this book." Rt. Rev. Gregory H. Rickel, Bishop of Olympia, Washington


"Weaves historical facts with fictional dialogue in a way that makes these events come alive for the reader. This important book intersperses important events that have shaped the lives of Israelis and Palestinians with a fictional representation of efforts to bridge the cultural and political divides that exist in the Holy Land."Dr. Rod Schofield, Consultant to the Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Jordan and the Holy Land

Lloyd P. Johnson, MD, is the author of the novels Living Stones, Cry of Hope and Uprooting the Olive Tree and the nonfiction book Where's Frank. Johnson lives with his wife Marianne in Edmonds, Washington.

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ISBN: 9781633934962
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Published: Koehler Books - September 1st, 2017

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ISBN: 9781633932081
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Published: Koehler Books - February 1st, 2016