“Father David’s book is comprehensive and is well documented with precise dates and details, as well as lovely illustrations. It also has a perfect quote from St. Jerome at the beginning, which beautifully summarizes why every Christian should try to experience the Holy Land firsthand at least once in their life time: “Five Gospels record the life of Jesus. Four you will find in books and one you will find in the land they call Holy. Read the fifth Gospel and the world of the four will open up to you.”
—from a grateful reader
FIRST-HAND GLIMPSE OF THE HOLY LAND BY FR. DAVID WATHEN, OFM
Fr. David Wathen of the Holy Land Franciscan Friars takes pilgrims to the sacred places where Jesus walked with this handy reference guide that weaves together Scripture and history along with spiritual reflection. The book includes beautiful illustrations from centuries of Christian devotional art.
It is a practical, easy-to-read Catholic guide that celebrates the landscape where Christ lived, where present-day pilgrims can experience first-hand glimpses of the Holy Land that can still instruct and delight after more than 2000 years. Perfect for pilgrims to enjoy on their own journey to the Holy Land.
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