I don’t usually start a book review off by talking about the photography or the illustrations but it was one of my favorite things about this book. The aerial views were beautiful! It made me do some extra research to see what certain things looked like closeup. I really liked how it captured the absolute beauty of the Holy Land.
My second favorite thing about this book is the narrative that goes along with some of the pictures. Using Scripture, the narrative reminds us of the greater purposes of life within our everyday lives. It is almost like a mini devotional in some sections and a tour guide/history lesson in others. It ties in modern Israel with the biblical times.
Inside, you will find pictures of the Jordan River, Nazareth, Yardenit (the baptismal site at the Jordan River), the Dead Sea, Mt. Sinai, and so much more.
This book is the perfect size to set out on your coffee table for every person in your family to enjoy or for friends and neighbors to look at. My children loved the photography and reading the history notes underneath. Now we all want to go to Israel even more than we already did!
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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.
RON GAFNI & KATHLEEN BARRETT
Ron Gafni works as a professional aerial photographer after spending more than a decade in Israel’s High-Tech Industry. He 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, Skypics.co.il, provides books from its “Israel From Above” collection to the Israeli government, Army and Air force, as well as to large corporations in Israel. **||** Kathleen Barrett, a south Florida resident and former teacher is a student of the Word. She shares her thoughtful point of view in “Israel-God’s Heart” from a personal, 40 year walk of Christian faith and study. In 2002, she authored a children’s devotional. Before that and since then, she has published numerous articles from mission’s outreach to local political events. Her more personal and reflective work has been featured in a number of collections.
I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for my honest opinion of this book.