Monday, March 19, 2012

A Visual Guide to Gospel Events by James C. Martin, John A. Beck, David G. Hansen

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A Visual Guide to Gospel Events
by James C. Martin,
John A. Beck, and
David G. Hansen

ISBN-13: 9780801013119
Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Baker Books
Released: September 1, 2010

Source: Bought through

Book Description from Back Cover:
Why was Jesus baptized in the Jordan River? Where did Jesus heal people? Where did he choose to reveal his authority, and why? What is the significance of the locations where he told parables or performed miracles? Where did Jesus choose to interact with Gentiles? Why are the places of his crucifixion, burial, and resurrection important?

A Visual Guide to Gospel Events reveals the fascinating connections between the events recorded in the Gospels and where those events took place. The beautiful, full-color book includes hundreds of photographs and maps to bring to life the world in which Jesus lived. The engaging writing style makes this resource perfect for anyone--student, scholar, pastor, or layperson--who wants to understand Gospel events in a deeper way.

My Review:
A Visual Guide to Gospel Events takes different events in the gospels and examines the significance of where the event happened. The authors pointed out previous Biblical events that happened on the site which helps bring new depth of meaning to the gospel event. They also explained cultural background information and included pictures of what the scene and location would have looked like. The plentiful full-color pictures and maps help the reader visualize the scene and location.

The book was written with a formal tone, but it's easy to follow. The majority of the authors' insights were solidly based in Scripture. While they did put some speculation in, it remained in the realm of the plausible. Overall, I'd highly recommend this interesting book.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

Excerpt: Read an excerpt using Amazon's "Look Inside."

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