Devotional Treasures from The Holy Land: Second Edition

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Dig deep into these sketches of Bible lands and grow spiritually . . . What do the key sitDig deep into these sketches of Bible lands and grow spiritually . . . What do the key sites from the land of the Bible teach us about how to live our lives today? Pastor and acclaimed tour leader Dr. John DeLancey contends that one’s own faith can be deepened by examining significant ancient sites of the Holy Land and deriving spiritual applications from them. In his unique site-to-site devotional guide, Dr. DeLancey—drawing on a year of study in Jerusalem and two decades of experience in leading tours to Israel, Jordan, and Egypt—guides the reader through 73 ancient sites including both common and lesser-known locations. For each site, DeLancey offers a remarkable blend of historical, geographical, and Scriptural information. He begins by updating the reader on archaeological excavations and interpreting the authenticity of the discoveries at each spot. He then follows with sound devotional thoughts that can be gleaned from each place mentioned. His descriptions cause Bible stories to spring to life as he gives thoughtfully informed analyses shared based on years of careful research and of interaction with the Holy Land. Devotional Treasures from the Holy Land, now in its second edition, contains 5 additional sites not included in the first release and provides an invaluable help to those on tour in Bible lands as well as to those who can experience them only from their armchairs at home.

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JOHN DeLANCEY is a pastor and founder of Biblical Israel Tours, a ministry designed to help people have a firsthand experience of Israel and other Bible lands. He has led nearly 50 tours of the Holy Land and has excavated at multiple archaeological sites in Israel. He holds a degree in Biblical Studies from Cedarville University, a Master of Divinity degree from Westminster Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Trinity Seminary. He has studied for one year at the Jerusalem University College in Israel. He and his wife, Sue, have three children.

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Years of teaching in Israel have made John DeLancey s Devotional Treasures a useful guide to the land of the Bible. Site by site, travelers discover the rich history and culture of each place and meditate on the deeper meaning of their experience in the Land. --Lois Tverberg, Co-author Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus: How the Jewishness of Jesus Can Transform Your Faith

Pastor DeLancey has gifted us all with this wonderful book that doubles as a biblical sites and spiritual guidebook of Israel. Written from a pastor s point of view, he provides spiritual and moral teachings for every site and region of biblical and modern-day Israel. The uniqueness of this book makes it a valuable resource for anyone touring the biblical sites in Israel! --Shlomo Ben-Asher, Licensed Israeli Guide

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