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In the Footsteps of Jesus: A Pilgrimage to the Scenes of Christ's Life
In the Footsteps of Jesus A Pilgrimage to the Scenes of Christ's Life Author:W.E. Pax Out of His backbone God built Palestine — Out of one single bone: Jerusalem — These words capture the uniqueness of the Holy Land, suggesting the special quality it holds in the hearts of people everywhere and indicate why it remains the most significant place of religious pilgrimage in the world. This book captures its special meaning for those w... more »ho would have a greater understanding of the life and ministry of Christ. In retelling the story of Jesus, it skillfully interweaves historical account, geographical description, and interpretation of the character of the people of the Holy Land. Quotations from the Gospels of the New Testament unify the narrative into a coherent whole, giving the historical Jesus a vibrant reality and infusing the text with a radiant beauty.
A special sense of the identity of Jesus is provided by superb photographs in color and Black and White. These show the places in which He moved; many depict sites on which He must have stood. The old section of Nazareth with its laden donkeys, the landscape of the Sinai Desert through which the Holy Family passed on their flight from Herod, Jerusalem as seen from atop the Mount of Olives, the hillsides descending to the Sea of Galilee -- these and other scenes depicted in the book must look today much as they did when Christ saw them. Others, such as one of the annual palm procession marking the beginning of Holy Week, capture the meaning of Jerusalem as a center of religious importance today.
A locale that through uncounted centuries has been a center of civilization, historical event, and religious inspiration assumes an aura of its own. The very land itself takes on a particular profundity. A reflection of this quality is captured here in the reverent retelling of Christ's ministry and in the magnificent pictures of the hills and waters, towns and cities that figure in the Biblical stories of ancient Galilee. IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS assures the reader that he will gain a clearer understanding and deeper feeling for the pivotal events of Christian history.« less