Friday, June 23, 2017

Israel-God's Heart: Landscapes and Legacy of Israel


Description:

Soar across the skies of beautiful Israel and visit contemporary and historic sites beckoning visitors to stay and explore.

The beauty of Israel from above is captured by top aerial photographer Ron Gafni. As you sweep over ancient ruins, fly high in hot air balloons, and view vignette's of Israel's modern lifestyles, Holy scripture will also come alive. Author Kathleen Barrett offers reflective narrative with scripture pointing to God's redemption plan for the world.

My Thoughts:

The older I get, the more I want to travel. While we're working, slowly, on getting more travel into our lives, a trip to Israel probably isn't happening anytime soon. (A recent 2 day trip to Memphis, TN was a pretty exciting adventure for us, so....) Looking at all the beautiful pictures within this book helped with my urge to travel, though. (Well, it helped me be more motivated than ever to save more for traveling, anyway.) Plus, it's always great to get better visuals flowing through my mind with Bible reading.

Though it is on the smaller side, as far as "coffee table" type books go, it has a tremendous amount of photos packed within the pages. The unique part about this book is the fact that almost all of the pictures are from above, giving us a "bird's eye view" of various parts of Israel.

On a more personal level, this book made me think of a precious lady I miss. Every time I hear about travels to Israel, I think of one of the sweetest, most worthy of being a role model women that ever lived. She's already with Jesus, but just looking through this book made me think of her and her trip to the Bible lands, and it's always a good thing to think about her.

Alongside the photos, there's also Bible verses and narratives. I don't agree with every thing that was said(thoughts on baptism, for example), but that's nothing new, huh? ;) I still feel the need to mention it most the time, though.

I've greatly enjoyed looking through this book, and seeing all the lovely photos. It's a beautiful little book!

If you'd like to take a peek inside the book, here ya go.....



**I was given a copy of this book.