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In the Footsteps of Jesus: A Chronicle of His Life and the Origins of Christianity

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“Stunning illustrations, photographs, and maps…a vivid and thorough picture of the life and times of Jesus.”–War Cry(the Salvation Army'sbiweekly magazine)

The Gospels of the New Testament describe the life of Jesus of Nazareth, from his birth in Bethlehem and his travels through Galilee, to his trial and death in Jerusalem. In the Footsteps of Jesus goes even deeper into t
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published November 6th 2012 by National Geographic (first published January 1st 2012)
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Great maps and pictures...fascinating look at Herod and his descendants. Made me realize just how little I truly know and understand. Placing the life of Christ in context was valuable for me.
Pam Fullem
I thought this was an amazing book. Although I have known most of the New Testament stories, I learned so much more of the cultural context. All the side notes were so interesting, and the photos, of course, were amazing. The photos also changed what I had imagined some of the places to be like. I thought everything was desert. This book was well researched, presenting many theories when there were multiple explanations. This book was very readable as well. I read it very quickly. The book gave ...more
I picked this book, published by National Geographic, up from the new book shelf at the library. I thought the photos and the maps would be worth the time, and they were. I ended up reading all the text as well (it went quickly -- I finished it in two days) and found it easy to follow and quite informative, though I still have trouble keeping all the descendants of King Herod straight!
Well, it took me forever, but I'm done. After six months, after taking the library book back and purchasing my own copy...I'm sad to say that I'm done. It's a beautiful book, lots of good history, very solid in terms of theology and historiography.

I will probably read this and/or refer to it again.
Pat Padden
Hey, it's a National Geographic book. I really just wanted to look at the pretty pictures of the Holy Land.
Jim Swike
A great book that matches modern geography with biblical references and events. Enjoy!
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