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Holy land? : challenging questions from the biblical landscape

Author: Andrew D Mayes
Publisher: London : SPCK, 2011.
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Written in Jerusalem by a priest and teacher who has ministered to pilgrims from all over the world, this book draws us into the evocative landscape of the Holy Land itself. Sacred yet scarred, the lands of the Bible stimulate us to think about a range of issues that are both urgent and timeless. In Jerusalem, 'a veritable melting pot of cultures', we meditate on the question, 'What is home?' At the River Jordan,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mayes, Andrew.
Holy Land? : Challenging questions from the biblical landscape.
New York : SPCK, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew D Mayes
ISBN: 9780281066575 0281066574
OCLC Number: 794328182
Description: 1 online resource (138 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: The city's questions: what is home? --
The land's questions: what is holy? --
The river's questions: who am I? --
The cave's questions: how can I face the darkness? --
The rock's questions: how far can I forgive? --
The mountain's questions: how can I let go? --
The lake's questions: how far can I share? --
The garden's questions: how can I embrace the struggle? --
The desert's questions: dare I be alone with God? --
The wall's questions: what is stopping me? --
The road's questions: am I ready for change? --
The sea's questions: what is my mission?
Responsibility: Andrew D. Mayes.

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Written in Jerusalem by a priest and teacher who has ministered to pilgrims from all over the world, this book draws us into the evocative landscape of the Holy Land itself. Sacred yet scarred, the lands of the Bible stimulate us to think about a range of issues that are both urgent and timeless. In Jerusalem, 'a veritable melting pot of cultures', we meditate on the question, 'What is home?' At the River Jordan, where John the Baptist delivered his radical call to repentance and baptism, we ask, 'Who am I?' In the cave of Christ's burial and resurrection in the Holy Sepulchre, we wonder, 'How can I face the darkness?' Confronted by the vast desolation of the desert, we cry, 'Dare I be alone with God?' This book has been written with both individuals and groups in mind, and will be a benefit those preparing to undertake a physical pilgrimage to the Holy Land, and to those seeking a spiritual resource to deepen lives of faith and fellowship.

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