Thursday, June 15, 2017

Israel - God's Heart

Israel - God's Heart


by Ron Gafni and Kathleen Barrett

Travel / Nonfiction

A captivating pictorial of the Holy Land and a scriptural journey through God's redemptive story.

Many of us only dream of traveling to the Holy Land. Very few, like Israel's top aerial photographer, Ron Gofni, soar above the craggy mountains ranges of Masada, the salty Dead Sea, and the iconic locations where Jesus walked. Israel - God's Heart - Landscapes and Legacy beautifully captures the ancient landscapes of this great nation, as well as presents the legacy of God's redemption plan for the world.

As you slowly turn the pages, you will find unexpected vantage points, such as the Tower of David surrounded by city lights and fast-paced cars and a hot air balloon floating over a field of cotton. From a bird's eye view, you will also experience a vibrant, bustling, modern Israel. Biblical references and thoughtful narrative by author Kathleen Barrett intertwines with awe-inspiring photography to bring you to the Holy Land time and time again.

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My thoughts:  This is a smaller book than what I thought.  Going to Israel is many believers dream, but not everyone is able to go. This book is a great pictorial of the Holy Land, which includes pictures, Bible verses, descriptions of what you see as well as significant historical events which are tied in to them. 

Jerusalem is a much more cluttered, busy city than I imagined, I guess I always thought of pastures with sheep as more of the norm than large cities. Realism hits. Israel is not all idyllic countryside, but busy bustling cities. It is also more of a rugged landscape than I thought. 

I found it interesting to look at these pictures and recommend this book to anyone who wants to go to Israel whether or not they will ever have a realistic chance of going in real life. It is also a good coffee table book for people who've been to share with their visitors. 

Great book! I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own. 

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Israel's top aerial photographer, Ron Gafni, brings his vast experience and personal perspective through the lens of a proud Israeli citizen. His work has been featured in National Geographic, and his company,, provides books from its "Israel From Above" collection to the Israeli Government, Army, and Air Force, as well as to large corporations in Israel.

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Co-author Kathleen Barrett, a Florida resident and former pre-school teacher, shares her thoughtful point of view in Israel - God's Heart from a personal, 40-year walk of Christian faith and study. She has also authored a children's devotional and numerous articles on a variety of topics from missions outreach to political events. Her more personal and reflective work has been featured in a number of collections.

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1 comment:

Marilyn R. said...

Israel-God's Heart sounds like a perfect book for a tour of the Israel without all the expense. Thank you for sharing.

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