The West does not understand the Middle Eastern mind. Cultures clash because the latter is rooted in traditions stemming back more than 2,000 years with its roots buried as a palm's, in the desert sands of caravans, trade routes, and the door of faith. Christians of the Middle East are largely a forgotten people in the West. The author paints word pictures in snapshots, scenes from events in life which are passages - marriage, baptism, death, burial. Her poetry answers questions about how life in the Middle East is viewed: What is it like to live through numerous wars? Why do Christians from the Middle East live in diaspora? How do those in the Middle East live in peace? What is it like to have been a Bedouin, and later forced to settle down?
Married to a Christian from Nazareth, Israel, Kelly Jadon writes To Taste the Oil as seen through American eyes.
To Taste the Oil: an important audiobook for visitors to the Holy Land; beneficial to soldiers being deployed to the Middle East and those preparing to reside in the Middle East; intriguing matterial for book clubs; educational information for university and high school cultural, historical, and literature classes.