Beautifully illustrated with 385 vivid, full-color photographs, Holy Land Journey takes you on a tour of the Land of the Bible, following in the footsteps of Jesus.
Many sites include a time line which puts a date on the most important structure built on the site. Small symbols identify which religious groups (Jewish, Christian, Moslem) hold the place sacred or remember significant events there. We have included meaningful sites for Christians of different traditions, and included all of the popular sites from the gospels.
Several maps of the "land of Jesus" were created to make the story easier to follow (pp. 30,78). In order to make this an easy reference source for those touring the land, the beginning of the book includes a brief historical chart, while a list of the Bible passages for each site is placed at the end. This book is made up of new photographs taken just for this work. Many show the changes to the holy sites, including recent renovations at places like the Holy Sepulchre and St. Peter en Gallicantu.
Travel to such holy biblical sites as Bethlehem, the place of Jesus' birth, Nazareth, and the Basilica of the Annunciation. Discover the inspiring beauty of the places that recall His ministry such as Capernaum and Tabgha, where Jesus performed "the miracle of the loaves and the fishes", the Sea of Galilee, and walk each "Station of the Cross" on the "Via Dolorosa", the "Way of Sorrow".
In order to give the reader an idea of the larger geography in which Jesus lived, Holy Land Journey also includes striking photographs of village and desert life, nature reserves and local wildlife, fascinating information about ancient and modern native peoples in the Holy Land, and many popular vacation spots in modern Israel.
Holy Land Journey truly brings alive all those places where Jesus walked, lived, and preached. With its treasury of photographs, stories, facts, and legends, you experience the Life of Jesus just as if you were there!