In the Epilogue to his book, Faith in the Face of Empire, author Mitri Raheb refers us to Jeremiah 32: Jeremiah is in prison, the city destroyed, the temple burned, and yet Jeremiah is asked to buy his cousin’s field. Raheb writes: “He was able to imagine a future beyond the destruction around him.” And then, “Hope was deciding to invest in the area at a time when no sane person would dare.” Those words describe the author himself. Raheb is a Palestinian pastor who given his gifts and talents easily could have emigrated and found a parish or academic perch elsewhere. But he stayed in his home town of Bethlehem and “bought the field”: under his guidance programs and institutions of mercy, well-being, and education have been established. Faith in the Face of Empire is a reading of “The Bible Through Palestinian Eyes” which contextualizes the Biblical narrative with a Palestinian face and speaks of how faith creatively resists the machinations of the present day empire, Israeli occupation. One can almost hear the author breathe out his own journey of “faith and embodied creative resistance,” a quality for which he credits his father. “Resistance,” he writes, “is action, not reaction,” and “Faith is nothing less than developing the bold vision of a new reality and mobilizing the needed resources to make it happen.” This book is a solid and literate resource for anyone wishing understanding to join in “buying the field."