The Holy Land for Christian Travelers: An Illustrated Guide to Israel by John A. Beck was published on August 1st 2017 by Baker Books. A trip to the Holy Land is on the bucket list of many Christians. But planning a meaningful trip in a place so filled with significant sites is an imposing task. Most travel guides are not prepared to link the Bible and land in an accurate and meaningful way because they are written for people of all faiths. So how can a Christian traveler prepare a trip that will illuminate God’s Word and reveal the Lord’s presence?
In The Holy Land for Christian Travelers, John A. Beck provides a guide to the Holy Land for Christians with explanations of the biblical significance of important sites. The entries provide key Scripture references for reflection and a guide to the land that will encourage communion with God and a genuine spiritual experience for travelers as they walk in the footsteps of Jesus. A trip to the Holy Land can be a worship-filled, once-in-a-lifetime spiritual journey. This book puts a biblical scholar and experienced Holy Land guide at the reader’s side.
About the author: John A. Beck (PhD, Trinity International University) has taught courses in Hebrew and Old Testament for more than twenty-five years, many of those years teaching field studies in Israel, Jordan, and Egypt. Beck spends most of his year writing and is a permanent adjunct faculty member at Jerusalem University College in Israel. His books include The Land of Milk and Honey, A Visual Guide to Bible Events, The Baker Book of Bible Maps, Charts, and Time Lines, and The Holy Land for Christian Travelers.
My thoughts: THE HOLY LAND FOR CHRISTIAN TRAVELERS is an illustrated guide to Israel. This book has itineraries, maps, pictures and lots of information about all the sites and city. I really like all the detail and timelines that help you to get a better understanding of Israel. This is the perfect travel guide or a great read even if you are not planning on touring the city. Overall, a great pocket sized read that I recommend for anyone who wants to learn more about Israel. ** I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. **