Monday, April 21, 2014

Thirty Days in the Land with Jesus by Charles H. Dyer

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Thirty Days in the Land with Jesus
by Charles H. Dyer

ISBN-13: 9780802402844
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Released: March 21, 2012

Source: Bought through

Book Description, Modified from Back Cover:
Take a spiritual journey through the Holy Word and the Holy Land guided by renowned expert and author Dr. Charles Dyer. Complemented by vivid, full-color photography, each day draws new insight and inspiration from the ancient sites that framed the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ. Your understanding of the person, work, and words of Jesus Christ takes on an added dimension with this day by day exploration of the world in which He walked.

My Review:
Thirty Days in the Land with Jesus is a 30-day devotional on the life of Christ that explores the land and the culture. The author often described each day's "stop" on our "tour of the Holy Land" in such vivid detail so that I felt like I could see the setting of each event. He followed the events in the life of Christ from birth to after the resurrection. He gave insights into how the geography surrounding the event can deepen our understanding of that event. Though he sometimes mentioned the different ideas people have about an event, he kept his focus on what we do know rather than getting sidetracked in speculation or debate.

There were nice, full-color pictures of the different places and of things like a manger when discussing Jesus' birth. I've been to the Holy Land and read many Bible background books, but I still enjoyed this devotional and learned some new things. Overall, I'd highly recommend this devotional.

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.

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