A pilgrimage to the Holy Land offers each of us the opportunity of a spiritual re-awakening and a reaffirmation of faith. For many it will be made in the company of like-minded people, while others will discover the joy of exploring the sacred sites independently. It is firstly an enjoyable holiday; here the opportunity any holiday has to refresh and relax takes on added purpose.
This fully illustrated guide, A Pilgrim’s Guide to the Holy Land, explores the historical context and the people of the Holy Land. It then takes you through the sites of Jerusalem: Outside the walls in the Kidron Valley and on the Mount of Olives; the Old City – including the Stations of the Cross and the Holy Sepulchre; the Temple Area; the events of Holy Week; east and west Jerusalem. Journeys from Jerusalem: Bethlehem – Hebron – Herodion; Emmaus and Bethany; South to Beersheba and Eilat; The Dead Sea – Masada – Qumran; north to Galilee via the West Bank and Samaria; north to Galilee via Jericho and the Jordan Valley. Detailed coverage of The Galilee: Lower Galilee; Around the Lake; Upper Galilee. The Coastal Plain.
The Jordan Section explores the biblical history and recent developments. The guide begins in Amman, then covers the cities of the Decapolis and Jerash, the Desert Castles, the King’s Highway – Bethany beyond the Jordan, Madaba, Mount Nebo and others – Petra, Aqaba and Wadi Rum.
There is a practical section for each country, including currency, border crossings, and national, Jewish and Islamic holidays. Profusely illustrated in full color with maps and plans.
About the Author
An ordained Pastor, Ray Goodburn has worked as a teacher of religious education, and for the past 15 years has organised and led numerous pilgrimage groups in several countries.