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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Israel-God's Heart: Landscapes and Legacy of Israel
(Skypics Israel, November 2016)
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 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
If you are like me, you have not had the chance to visit Israel. It has been a dream for a long time to go there and experience the rich history of this beautiful place. Thanks to the contributors of this book, I can see the beautiful landscapes and breathe in the words that flow so flawlessly across the pages. Each picture is a treasure to look at and explore God's creation.
The clarity of the pictures are emotional and I loved the description and scriptures that accompanied them. There are a few that really stood out to me. The Dead Sea was a fascinating picture. The crystal clear water and known for its abundance of salt is historic. I loved the way the salt crystals made a unique design along the shores. I can imagine myself there with bare feet with eyes closed feeling at peace.
The other picture that really captured my attention was The Western Wall. It was interesting to learn that it is the last "remnant of the temple." That makes it the most important site " in the whole world for the Jewish people." What must it be like to stand there and gaze at this sacred spot? I enjoyed reading about Israel and learning about the amazing sites there. The history is rich and vital to many. As you look at the pictures, take time to enjoy the beauty and soak in the history of the Holy Land.
I received a copy of this book from LitFuse. The review is my own opinion.