Book Review: The Holy Land for Christian Travelers: An Illustrated Guide to Israel, by John A. Beck
If you are planning a trip to Israel in the near future, you will want to consult The Holy Land for Christian Travelers: An Illustrated Guide to Israel by John A. Beck. The author has spent many years teaching field studies in Israel, Jordan, and Egypt and serves as a permanent adjunct faculty member at Jerusalem University College in Israel.
The book covers the waterfront and includes everything you need to plan your trip. The author begins by instructing the reader on a brief history of the land of Israel. He also includes sections on geography, seasons, and climate—winds, water, and rainfall. He also provides suggested itineraries for a one-week or two-week trip, as well as helpful facts that travelers need to know before coming to the Holy Land.
The bulk of the book gives detailed descriptions of what to see and do in every geographic section of Israel—Jerusalem, both walkable sites and drivable sites; the Coastal Plain; the Central Mountains South; the Central Mountains Center; and the Central Mountains North. The final section of the book contains historical maps of the land of Israel during various time periods of biblical history.
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