Penny S. Tee’s BLASTED from COMPLACENCY is a dynamic yet thoughtfully written personal account of the author’s frightening, life-changing experience on a 2014 vacation in Israel, when bombs started flying and bomb shelters became her family’s alternative accommodations. As a reader, I felt I was right beside her and her family through this terrifying experience. She imparts an appreciation for Jewish tradition and history and how important Israel is to Jews worldwide. Yet she also shows empathy for the Palestinian civilians, whose lifestyle and future are in the hands of politicians who seem to value propaganda more than Palestinian lives. Penny’s life’s purpose, to contribute to peace between Palestinians and Israelis, is admirable, and I wish her every success in the steps she takes on this very personal journey that’s so important to the world.