Endorsements from Leaders


Sharon K. Sanders, Co-Founder, Director of Ministry and Education,
Christian Friends of Israel – Jerusalem

“Gidon Ariel and Bob O’Dell make a perfect combination and have together designed a unique online learning experience for any Christian who wants to be engaged in learning more about the Hebraic foundations of their faith. The fascinating and informational facts are presented in a comfortable and easily understood manner on their website. I have personally known Gidon Ariel for a number of years and can state his sincerity to work with Christian groups. The knowledge he is able to impart from the Jewish world is enhanced perfectly by the understanding of Bob O’Dell who has done extensive research and study for a number of years on the Jewish-Christian circle of friendship. Even though both come from different worlds, they together, do “Tikkun Olam,” they are rebuilding the world and narrowing the gap between Jews and Christians. I am so glad to be able to endorse this new work which they have begun.”

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Dr. Marvin R. Wilson
Harold J. Ockenga Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies
Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts. Author, Our Father Abraham: Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith

We need the Jewish people. They are a living resource and my life has been changed by the Jewish scholars with whom I have studied, and the Jewish Rabbi’s with whom I have shared life. I think Root Source provides another wonderful opportunity, for Jews and Christians to lovingly engage, together showing God’s love in practical ways by growing together around that common ‘root source’, which is in fact, God’s holy Word. Christians need to be challenged to consider new ways of looking at old texts, and this fresh set of Jewish eyes, this point of view, which may be slightly different, but is usually complementary, can be very liberating and insightful, so as to expand a Christian’s walk with God.”


Christine Darg, Jerusalem Channel TV

Root Source is an excellent resource for Christians to make up for lost time to learn about the Hebraic foundation of our faith. I have known Gidon Ariel and his family for a number of years, and I am convinced that the God of Israel has imparted to Gidon a mandate for such a time as this to bring Christians up to speed on Judaism in an Israeli context. Through Root Source, Gidon and his Christian co-worker Bob O’Dell are building bridges to facilitate important and timely Jewish-Christian alliances.”

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Canon Andrew White, Anglican Chaplain to Iraq, President of FRRME

This could change your life. Christians can gain an insight into their very foundation, which is Judaism. Our life, our living comes out of Judaism. And unless you understand that, you cannot understand where you have come from, and where you are going.”

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