IS THE ONE WHOSE STRENGTH IS IN THEE
WHOSE HEART IS SET ON PILGRIMAGE"
|A pilgrimage to the
Holy Land is a journey of the
heart. It’s a walk in the Land of the Bible that holds the
roots of your faith. It’s a celebration of the
spirit in thanksgiving, prayer, song, and fellowship,
with sacred rites such as baptism, communion, a reading
of the Beatitudes, a sail on the stormy sea. It’s
a life-changing experience and guaranteed to impact
forever how you “see” the Bible, hear the stories
and “walk the talk.”
Anticipating a pilgrimage to
the Holy Land? Bible
References will help you locate major stories
pertinent to the sites you’ll be visiting. After
returning from the Holy Land, having studied Scripture
“on location,” you will be reading the Bible in color,
rather than in black and white.
Eager to read up
on the Biblical period? The
recommends titles from my library of well-thumbed books
on the Holy Land. As a Connecticut-born Yankee
transplanted to King David’s court, and a pilgrims’
guide since 1978, I have been studying the Bible, the
land, and archeology for over four
Interested in creative ways of visiting
well-known sites, as well as those lesser-known off-the
beaten-pathways? Then look at articles from my “Holy
Gila's Highlights” which I wrote from 2005 to 2020.
Two of the last
highlights were "Let's find Ziklag, David's
elusive Philistine base" and "Let's flatten the
curve proclaims Isaiah the Prophet."
Like to read profiles of notorious
celebrities or biographies of alpha achievers?
Holy Land Headliners
profiles personalities who have left their mark on the
Holy Land, including a femme fatale eyeing Jericho, a
bishop lost in the Wilderness of the Temptation, a
Connecticut Yankee who audaciously tackles Biblical
geography and a headless knighted archeologist buried on
Like to know more about female
characters of the Bible?
Heroines fleshes out
profiles of Mary Magdalena, Bathsheba, Elizabeth,
Abishag, the Witch of En Dor and Veronica (who is actually not biblical!).
of the Holy Sepulcher in the time of
Covid-19," is a collection of photos which show you what
the church looks like without crowds of pilgrims and
orient you if you have not yet visited.
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Try the Top Twelve
popular articles this month for a flavor of what my
website has to offer. Scroll down for the latest
articles and postscripts posted in 2021.
for Tours gives you fun and practical ideas culled
from collaboration with hundreds of ministers, priests,
rabbis, teachers, professors, and facilitators I have
team-guided with over the years. If you are
considering leading a Holy Land Tour, then you may want
to check out "A to Z
for Holy Land Tour Leaders."
Songs & Praise provides
transliterated words for the Hebrew songs I teach on bus
rides and the blessing we recite upon seeing Jerusalem
for the first time.
Gila is an interview with yours truly, answering
questions asked, time and again, usually on that first
drive from the Ben-Gurion Airport.
exploring these Holy Land resources and
contact me if you’d like to
book me as your holy land guide.
Have YOU been there, done that?
Mount of Olives
David versus Goliath
Old City ramparts
Temple Mount tour with Gila
Cleopatra & Caesarea
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