Wednesday, March 19, 2014

book review: Thirty Days in the Land with Jesus

Thirty Days in the Land with Jesus

Thirty Days in the Land with Jesus by Charles Dyer

A review from company website states...
 Thirty Days in the Land with Jesus takes the reader on a  journey through 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.

About the author:CHARLES DYER (B.A., Washington Bible College; Th.M. and Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary) served for ten years as provost of Moody Bible Institute before becoming professor-at-large of Bible and host of The Land and the Book radio program. He is the author of numerous books, including A Voice in the WildernessWhat's Next?The Rise of Babylon, and The New Christian Traveler's Guide to the Holy Land. His most recent book isCharacter Counts: The Power of Personal Integrity.

I believe kind of book is very useful in opening our imaginations to the important accounts of the New Testament! I appreciated the many photographs in this small book, as well as the daily reading format. I would have preferred the book to be longer and more in-depth, but found it a good beginner's book. I suggest it for younger readers: a good way to introduce your 12-year old to the land of Jesus' ministry! Having already studied Israel in depth, the book didn't have a large amount of new knowledge to me. (although I always enjoy reminding myself of things I've learnt!)
I must add that I didn't appreciate the author's rather casual and not incredibly humorous ''witty'' way of writing...but this could just be a personal criticism; I'm sure many others would enjoy the book anyhow!

I received a copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this
review and was encouraged to state my honest opinion.