How Jesus Used Geography to Tell God’s Story
Throughout the centuries, the Bible has been explored in countless ways, from chronological to thematic, approaches designed to make study efficient and effective. But the Bible wasn’t written in a vacuum. In Along the Road, John Beck intertwines the timeless stories and truths of the Bible with the geography that links many of them together. Beck shows how physical aspects of the land enhance our understanding of Jesus’s life and ministry, giving you new insights into familiar Bible accounts.
Along the Road – Book
John Beck takes the weighty concepts of Biblical geography and brings them to a level that everyone can understand—even if you’re not a geography buff. The features of the countryside where Jesus lived and worked were often integral to the parables and miracles related in the Gospels. Divorcing the Bible text from the ground where it arose removes much of its insight, so Beck describes in rich detail the landscape of the Holy Land where Jesus shared the gospel and performed miracles. Tying together the culture, geography, and history of each locale brings fresh insight to familiar Bible stories.
Along the Road – DVD
While walking the roads of the Holy Land, Jesus often taught His followers lessons that would come down to us through God’s Word. But, from our perspective—in our very different time and place—many of the Lord’s allusions to the surrounding landscape have been lost. In Along the Road, John Beck highlights how the land provided talking points, how Jewish teachers used the hills and valleys as a lesson plan. Beck takes you through the life and ministry of Christ in a 7-part program that starts with the birth of Christ in a Bethlehem stable.
Follow Beck through the Holy Land as he shares details which will enhance your own spiritual journey. The program includes:
- Birth of Jesus in Bethlehem
- Temptation in the wilderness
- Raising a young man from the dead at Nain
- Feeding 4,000 in the Decapolis
- Defeat of pagan land claims at Caesarea Philippi/Dan
- Call for coronation Mount of Olives/Gihon Spring
- Great Commission on Mount ArbelAccept Jesus’s invitation to “Come follow me” (Matthew 4:19), and learn from Him as we walk along the road.