With 350 color photos of art, artifacts, and places in the Holy Land, Isbouts portrays Jesus' extraordinary life, unraveling the meaning and significance of pivotal stories. Meticulously researched, the book is studded with informative sidebars. Makes for an ideal reference or coffee-table volume. 352 pages, hardcover. National Geographic.
Two thousand years after his death, Jesus of Nazareth remains one of history's most influential and fascinating figures. In this powerful, elegantly written, and expertly illustrated celebration, Jean-Pierre Isbouts brings readers into Jesus' life journey on a deeply human level, narrating his experiences from his earliest years to his mission travels in lower Galilee to his final days in the Garden of Gethsemane. Key events and figures from John the Baptist to Mary Magdalene to Judas are highlighted in compelling detail. Carefully selected artwork featuring some of the great artists of the ages--da Vinci, Michelangelo, and many more--illustrate indelible moments in Jesus' life, from Mary's annunciation to the Last Supper. Breathtaking National Geographic photography and maps complete the package, drawing readers into a time, a place, and a life that would forever change the world.
Absorbing, engaging, and meticulously researched, this inspiring journey reconstructs the seminal moments and intense spiritual dimensions of the life of Jesus of Nazareth in a stunning visual celebration.
Best-selling author Jean-Pierre Isbouts (In the Footsteps of Jesus, The Biblical World) is a humanities scholar and graduate professor in the doctoral programs at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California. He has published widely on the origins of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, including the bestseller The Biblical World: An Illustrated Atlas, and In the Footsteps of Jesus. An award-winning filmmaker, Isbouts has also produced Charlton Heston's Voyage Through the Bible, The Quest for Peace, and Young Jesus. His website is jpisbouts.org.