The Middle East is the home of vast, ancient empires that have come and gone. Thousands have died in many conflicts. Statesmen and politicians have seen their careers or lives ended prematurely; still the dramas and tragedies continue to play out to the present day with no end in sight. Three great monotheistic faiths, Judaism, Christianity and Islam that were birthed in the Middle East, still have their roles to play in this cradle of civilization. Read why respect, understanding & democracy is the answer to world peace. States columnist & founder of LotusBooks.net, Melanie Schurr,"Highly recommended! An interesting and insightful read that is well-written & researched! I learned alot about peoples of diverse nations, and their beliefs. I was surprised to see how much we have in common, and it is with that foundation perhaps we may find peace." Victor Ho is donating 50 per cent of the royalties of his book to the "Restoration of Church Buildings. The author resides in China.