As I am sure you are aware by now I don’t do religion but Israel – God’s Heart spoke to me on a pictorial basis so I was happy to accept a free copy from Litfuse Publicity Group to review.
About Israel – God’s Heart:
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.
About the Authors:
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.
Find out more about Ron Gafni at http://skypics.co.il.
I would, someday love to visit Israel. For a person who studied history in college and continues to read about the past with a passion it is a country that certainly holds a lot of tales. It is also very geologically interesting and there is the fascination of a desert meeting the sea. For scholars of religion the country holds places sacred to the three largest in the world; Judaism, Islam and Christianity.
The book shares photos of the country with devotions and ruminations on the Bible and Its stories. I’ll be honest – I was in this for the pictures and they didn’t disappoint. I’ve looked through this book many times since I’ve received it and the photos are stunning. Just looking at them brings about a sense of peace in some cases and a thoughtfulness in others. Some are not as easy to look at as others but all are magnificent. I know I’ll return to gaze again. Israel is a rich and diverse country.