Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Gorgeous! Israel - God's Heart: Landscapes and Legacy of Israel - by Ron Gafni & Kathleen Barrett

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.

My review:
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 was actually able to visit Israel a couple of years ago and it was very cool to see some of these sites again, but from a different viewpoint.  There was also a lot of beautiful scenery and some photos of modern life.  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.  The thoughts that stood out to me were on leaving a legacy and freedom in Christ.  They made a nice addition, but the photography was really the main focus.  I would highly recommend this book if you like photography.

I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review.
About the authors:

Ron Gafni works as a professional aerial photographer after spending more than a decade in Israel's High-Tech Industry. He brings his vast experience and personal perspective through the lens of a proud Israeli citizen. His work has been featured in "National Geographic," and his company,, provides books from its "Israel From Above" collection to the Israeli government, Army and Air force, as well as to large corporations in Israel. 

Kathleen Barrett, a south Florida resident and former teacher is a student of the Word. She shares her thoughtful point of view in "Israel-God's Heart" from a personal, 40 year walk of Christian faith and study. In 2002, she authored a children's devotional. Before that and since then, she has published numerous articles from mission's outreach to local political events. Her more personal and reflective work has been featured in a number of collections.
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