Israel—God’s Heart

Israel—God’s Heart

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.

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  • I would love to visit Jerusalem and this beautiful picture book with reflective narrative, including scripture, gives me a chance to glimpse what I might experience. A variety of pictures capture the sights and history of Israel and take you on a journey flying high above the Holy Land. What a wonderful way to experience a touch of the beauty and history of The Holy Land.

  • Now this book is a bit smaller than most of the coffee table books I have but the pictures are fascinating and would make a great conversation piece for family visitors to your home.

  • When I saw the beautiful pictures showcased in Israel – God’s Heart: Landscapes and Legacy of Israel, I knew I had to review this book. I wasn’t disappointed!

  • snidbits says:

    The pictures are stunning! It just amazes me to see pictures of Capernaum, Nazareth and the Jordan River. And I like the narrative that runs through the book. It just all comes together to beautifully show such an important part of our Christian faith.

  • I thoroughly enjoyed paging through this book. The photographs are beautiful, and I loved seeing every part of the Holy Land, both up close and personal and from above. It was a great look at a place I may never get to experience firsthand, and Gafni provides photographs of both desolate areas and highly populated city areas.

  • This makes a wonderful gift for those who imagine Jesus walking the dusty paths of Israel. Each glossy page has a visual wonder in store, bright and colorful. Interesting facts and captions provide insight into each image. A treasure!

  • Like a lot of Christian’s I would love to go to the land that Jesus walked, and this book gave me a wonderful glimpse into this beautiful country of Israel.
    The artist Ron Gafni is very gifted and makes you feel like you are experiences this landscape first and full of facts that will keep you turning the pages.

  • Last fall, I traveled to Jordan and Israel, and to say that the experience of being in that part of the world changed me forever is an understatement. For weeks, I couldn’t even really put into words the great beauty of those countries and the time I spent there.
    So when I opened this book and saw the beautiful aerial photography of the landscapes that are forever etched in my mind, it took my breath away!

  • I really enjoyed this book, the photography is beautiful and it included a lot of historic and Biblical sites. The narratives along side the photography was also very interesting, including matching Biblical scripture and explanations of each photograph. A very interesting book with beautiful photography of part of the Holy Land, that I may never get to see in person.

  • Ripe with historical detail, God’s Word, and breathtaking pictures of both the old and modern Israel, Israel-God’s Heart is a treasure to be appreciated and visited again and again.

  • I really enjoyed this book. It was fun to flip through the pages and see all the different aspects of this wonderful land. It held breathtaking moments, and delightful scenes.

  • I was truly in awe of all the images included in this delightful book. My son and I used it in our home school lesson plans one day as a part of our cultural studies and history. We really enjoyed seeing the modern look of the places we have read about in the Bible.

  • The photographs throughout are beautiful. It was very cool to see pictures of the Holy Land and the sites mentioned throughout the Bible.

  • This book is packed with stunninng photographs of Israel and combined with Bible verses and commentary which bring even more meaning to the images. I was very impressed with the wide variety of photos contained in this book. Photos showing the packed city from an ariel view contrast with agricultural and animal photos.

  • Buzz4Mommies says:

    The pictures are just breath taking. I never realized how diverse the landscape is. I always pictured a dusty dessert, not rich colors and even richer populated areas. Reading through this book I felt as though I was a tourist!

  • I liked the way these photos capture the exotic, arid beauty of this tiny, multi-storied nation. But while the images are captivating — indeed, many are especially intriguing — I failed to grasp the author’s vision for this work.

  • What a fun little book – especially for those who want a glimpse into Israel and and some of popular areas. I thought the photographs were beautiful. I love seeing landmarks and cities from high above and this book provides plenty of views.

  • I’ll be honest – I was in this for the pictures and they didn’t disappoint. I’ve looked through this book many times since I’ve received it and the photos are stunning. Just looking at them brings about a sense of peace in some cases and a thoughtfulness in others.

  • This is an absolutely gorgeous book! The pictures are breathtaking and it’s amazing to see these historical sites from a bird’s-eye-view. I would love to be able to have some of these pictures blown up on my wall. The devotional thoughts tied in to some of the pictures and were short and to the point.

  • If you’ve always wanted to visit Israel-this book will only enchant your desire further as you take in each breathtaking view of a country rich in culture, history, and beauty. If you’ve been to The Holy Land-this book will delightfully refresh your memories and probably make you yearn to visit again.

  • Jami's Words says:

    Israel, God’s Heart is a beautiful “coffee table” arrangement of aerial photographs that will take your breath away.

  • This small hardback book holds many breathtaking photographs of scenic places in Israel. I love looking at the pictures and hope someday I can actually visit these epic places from the bible. I love the reflective nature of the author’s words. They remind me of God’s almighty plan for us and His infinite wisdom. This book, though small, is impressive and would be a wonderful coffee table book or conversation piece.

  • Israel – God’s Heart was a trip down memory lane. I particularly appreciated the inclusion of corresponding Bible verses and commentary about each picture. Biblical names and places often blur together for me; visiting Israel back in 2010 certainly made them come alive, but as time marches on, let’s just say my memory isn’t what it used to be. This book recaptures those memories, inspires me to make new ones, and tides me over until they become reality. Absolutely beautiful book!

  • This would make a great coffee table book or a book to go along with your Bible study. I found it also a very educational and unique way for even children to learn about and “see” Israel.

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