I have agreed to participate in the Book Review Blogger Program through Thomas Nelson Publishing. I recently received my review copy of the beautiful book entitled “In the Footsteps of Paul” by Ken Duncan, and I wanted to share my impressions with you.
Overall, I would have to say that I enjoyed the book. The pictures were beautifully composed and executed. I found myself pleasantly surprised by the lovely landscapes, which were so different from much of my imagination. I enjoyed looking at the old buildings that Paul himself (and even Christ) once touched, and the roads they once walked.
I also appreciated the quotes from the Bible and from other authors interspersed throughout.
There is nothing earth-shattering in this book…no new insights that you never had before. But it does help to give a new perspective to the narratives in the Word. The photos are certainly far more meaningful than lines on a dry old map of Paul’s journeys.
One improvement I would suggest – an index of the names of the locations, so when we run across a place being mentioned in the Bible, we can easily find it in the book. It is rather surprising that this was omitted. I would also have enjoyed a Biblical Reference Index, showing where to find the photos from every place in the Word where they are mentioned. Perhaps these will be included in the next edition.
If you enjoy beautiful photography and the ability to picture the scenes you read about, you will probably like this book.