Messianic Jews, Arab Evangelicals and Muslim-Background Believers in the Holy Land face unique challenges when they follow in the footsteps of Jesus in the places where he walked on this earth. Questions related to their identity seem to be most pressing and, at the same time, deeply puzzling. Who am I? Where do I belong? How do I practice my faith? This book provides an in-depth study on the personal and collective experiences of these Jesus Followers from Jewish, Christian and Muslim backgrounds. It will demonstrate that although they might have the same destination in mind, at times, they take different routes. Nevertheless, when they encounter each other on their faith journey – as fellow travellers - there is a strong sense of connection and belonging between these believers of evangelical faith.
Peter Lawrence’s Fellow Travellers offers insights I have not found elsewhere, a fascinating exploration of the experience of followers of Jesus from three neighbouring but distinct religious communities in the Holy Land. Lawrence adds significantly to our understanding of ‘in Messiah’ identity and identity formation in communitarian cultures, an innovative and welcome study. (David Greenlee, editor of Longing for Community Church, Ummah, or Somewhere in Between?)
This ground-breaking comparative study of Messianic Jews, Arab Evangelicals and Muslim-Background Believers in the Holy Land not only compares and contrasts the experiences of faith and identity formation amongst these groups, but also provides a wealth of materials, resources and insights for anyone wishing to understand and engage in ministry in this challenging context. Peter Lawrence’s work brings cutting edge research of the highest standard to the field and is strongly recommended. (Richard Harvey, author of Mapping Messianic Jewish Theology)