Friday, April 17, 2009

In the Footsteps of Paul By Ken Duncan

Ken Duncan successfully takes on the ambitious endeavor of capturing the life and missionary journey of the apostle Paul through the use of photography. As a member of the Thomas Nelson Review Blogger program, it was my pleasure to review this historical and yet spiritually insightful gift book. The vivid photography of the actual places where Paul spoke and traveled adds realism to the bible accounts. For example, on page 71 there is a photo of the actual remains of the house believed to be the location where Paul preached in Perga! For those of us who may never travel to the distant lands where Paul preached, this book brings to life what we read of Paul missionaries and letters from the bible.
Well known places that we may recall from the book of Acts, such as Tarsus and the Roman roads that Paul traveled are portrayed in this book! We actually can see the streets in Damascus, and the Caesarea Harbor. This book also shows us the ancient aqueducts and the Temple of Olympian Zeus as well! We can even take a glimpse of the actual location where Paul and Silas were flogged in the Roman Agora. For anyone who has read the bible, actually viewing these locations will be such a wonderful experience. While I have emphasized the photography, the complimentary commentary and historical information presented with the photos are very informative as well. Even for those readers who have never read the bible,
I would definitely recommend this gift book.

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