Postcards from the Middle East

How our family fell in love with the Arab world

Postcards book - 3DBetween 1995 and 2009, Chris and Susanna Naylor raised three children in the Bekaa Valley and Beirut. They also gave birth to A Rocha Lebanon. Through their efforts to make a family home − and at the same time, save the Aammiq Wetland from destruction − they grappled with many of the Middle Eastern issues which Westerners tend to find bewildering.

Now Executive Director of A Rocha International, Chris has written the story of the family’s adventures in a book which will be read with joy, laughter and perhaps tears, for it is a compelling account of tumultuous years. It also offers empathetic and hard-won insights into the tensions of the region, told from a wise and moderate perspective. From March to August you can enjoy an excerpt each month on our Planetwise blog, or you can order the book now from Lion Hudson.

Read a few excerpts from Postcards from the Middle East as they’re published on our blog:

  1. Early exploration in Lebanon
  2. Bedouin hospitality
  3. Mission impossible
  4. Visitors drop a bombshell
  5. Conservation conversations
  6. Crossing cultures
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