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Sunday, June 01, 2008

Books of the Month - June 2008

You may have heard me say before that Israel is a wonderful and fascinating country, even if you're not into the religious scene. The history speaks for itself, and not just in Israel but for the entire Middle East region, because this area of the world is known as "the cradle of civilization" and for very good reasons.

This month then, I thought it good to focus on archaeology and how the study of these ancient cultures can help us understand our past and where we might be headed in the future.

The first selection this month is "The Stones Cry Out" by Randall Price. Even though this book is ten years old and probably needs to be updated, it will still knock your socks off.

Archaeology very well could be the final nail in Christianity's coffin - if it weren't for the fact that it supports the Bible at almost every turn. Dr. Price has studied, taught and performed archaeology for many years, and puts that expertise at your fingertips by showing what archaeology can prove, what new discoveries are revealing, and what all the evidence could mean.

From the book's back cover: Discover what new archaeological finds have to tell us about Israel's journey to the Promised Land, the fall of Jericho's walls, the Ark of the Covenant, the kings and prophets of Israel, the Assyrian and Babylonian invasions, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the time and people of Jesus, and more. Includes testimonies and interviews from leading archaeologists and exciting pictures featuring the latest finds made in the lands of the Bible. "The Stones Cry Out" will give you a new appreciation for both the world and the Word of the Bible!

Order your copy here and here.

The second selection this month is "Biblical Archaeology" by John McRay and Alfred Hoerth.

From cbd.com: For years archaeologists have been excavating historical sites to recover a better understanding of early civilizations. Their discoveries have given us insight on how, where, and why our essential religious beliefs came to be. Now Alfred Hoerth and John McRay offer you the opportunity to experience these early cultures for yourself.

An informative and engaging introduction to biblical archaeology, this accessible book explores the histories, cultures, and social forces of the earliest civilizations. Full-color maps, photographs, and diagrams walk you through archaeological digs, including those in Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Palestine. The knowledge gained through these excavations will give you insight into the historical context and cultural setting of the biblical narratives. The result is a compelling look at the biblical text that allows you to see and truly experience the life and work of such godly men as Abraham and Moses, as well as Jesus and his disciples.

Order your copy here and here.



At 05 June, 2008 06:47, Blogger DaBich said...

I wish I had more time to read.

Bet your trip to Israel helps you appreciate these books all the more.

At 05 June, 2008 12:54, Blogger green said...

d: you should make time to read more. It's never gonna happen if you don't want it to.

My trip to Israel does indeed help but even if I had not gone I would still be fascinated by this stuff, of which evidence strengthens the reality that the Bible is not just a bunch of fanciful made up stories as some folks would have you believe.


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