Item description for In the Steps of Jesus: An Illustrated Guide to the Places of the Holy Land by Peter Walker...
Overview Walker presents a visually stimulating tour of the cities Jesus visited as recorded in the Gospels.
Publishers Description In the Steps of Jesus presents a visually stimulating tour of the places Jesus visited and ministered in during his time on earth as recorded in the Gospels. Each location is addressed separately and includes such cities as Capernaum, Nazareth, and Jerusalem. Full color photos bring to life the ancient world of the Bible few will ever be able to visit in person. With every page, the reader will gain greater insight into the history, geography, and unique features of these historic places. A must-have reference book for those interested in the study of the New Testament and the life of Christ.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.74" Width: 7.88" Height: 0.83" Weight: 1.9 lbs.
Release Date Oct 14, 2007
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310276470 ISBN13 9780310276470 UPC 025986276478
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More About Peter Walker
Peter Walker lectures in New Testament studies at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. He studied classics at Cambridge University and was ordained in the Anglican Church in 1989.
Reviews - What do customers think about In The Steps Of Jesus?
Good on it`s own way Jan 7, 2010
This book wants to be a guide for Christian pilgrims. Since I visited the places which are deThis book wants to be a guide for Christian pilgrims. Since I visited the places which are depicted in the book, I come to the judgment that the author did this very well, spirited and originally. Besides Peter Walker surprises with extraordinairy interpretations of the scriptural testimonies of the New Testament which cannot be found in usual guide books. His style of writing conveys pleasant containment. Here the author not just reported about historic events and local specialities, rather he reasoned beyond the conventionel and traditional. This makes the book to a lucky pull for every Irsael traveller, who knew Israel only from the Bible. The pictorial material completes this felicitous work properly. Travelling widens the horizon. This book does it also! Highly recommended! picted in the book, I come to the judgment that the author did this very well, spirited and originally. Besides Peter Walker surprises with extraordinairy interpretations of the scriptural testimonies of the New Testament which cannot be found in usual guide books. His style of writing conveys pleasant containment. Here the author not just reported about historic events and local specialities, rather he reasoned beyond the conventionel and traditional. This makes the book to a lucky pull for every Irsael traveller, who knew Israel only from the Bible. The pictorial material completes this felicitous work properly. Travelling widens the horizon. This book does it also! Highly recommended!
An Outstanding Holy Land Reference Nov 5, 2009
This resource is outstanding because it brings together information from various areas to make the Holy Land understandable, across a range of information, both current and historical. You always have the feeling that you are there! If you study a region, or even a city, there are the important historical dates before, during and after Jesus life time. If you view a region, it is through the integrated perspective of historical and modern maps, current photos and art, and significant biblical quotations and stories to go with the event under consideration. What makes the book so terrific is that while refecting many academic disciplines in the presentation, the text is very readable and understandable. This is one of those books that you think of as a classic. I wish I had access to this resource prior to my first trip to the Holy Land many years ago, however, I think it will be relevant any time to prepare for a trip, or to renew old memories.
If you read one christian book make it this one May 30, 2008
If you read one other Christian Book outside of the bible it needs to be this book. This book is excellent!!!!!It is a mix of standard bible commentary, some bible archeology, and a travel book all mixed up in one. The author also uses some references about the bible stories from ancient texts like Josephus and others. The book has a liberal amount of photo graphs of the bible sites as they are today. Reading this book will give you a feeling of actually visiting the Holy Land. (Actually visiting the site is also a must do thing for anyone) Looking at the faith stories from a modern perspective with a little commentary and history mixed gives you a new look. The truth of the gospel will stand out from reading this book like a sore thumb after you hit it with a hammer. Actually looking at the site as it is today makes you see the event as a real thing and not just literature. This book won't convert anyone but if you are a believer you will love the book.
Great guide to the Holy Land Mar 20, 2008
Peter Walker takes the reader on both a historical and modern day tour of the Holy Land. This work is full of helpful maps and pictures of the land in which Jesus traveled, beginning in Bethlehem with the birth of Jesus and from there to Nazareth. There is a key days chart for each location discussed and the important all of the important events that have happened there throughout history. The focus is obviously on the time of Jesus, but each section has a section about today (e.g. Bethlehem Today). The author also give instructions and tips to anyone who is going to be taking a trip to Israel. Other locations that are included at the Jordan River, The Judean Desert, Galilee and its villages, Samaria, Caesarea Philippi, Jericho, Bethany, the Mount of Olives, the Temple, Jerusalem, Golgotha, and Emmaus. If you have read N. T. Wright's book "The Way of the Lord" and enjoyed it, then you will like this book as well. Walker seems to have been inspired, at least somewhat by Wright's work.