In the Steps of Jesus (2nd full-colour Editon)


ISBN: 9781912552535 Categories: ,

ISBN: 9781912552535

Publication date: March 21, 2025

Format: Ebook

Extent: 240 pages

Imprint: Lion Scholar


Millions of people across the world have heard of Jesus Christ, but how many are truly acquainted with the key locations he frequented?

In the second edition of this established text, Peter Walker shares the fruits of his lifetime’s research and expert knowledge to present a rich and engaging guide to the historical aspects of Jesus’ world.

Following the chronology of Jesus’ life and ministry and drawing especially on the Gospel of Luke, we move from Bethlehem to Nazareth to the desert, and then follow him on his final journey from Galilee to Jerusalem. In each chapter particular attention is given to what Jesus did in that location – placing his ministry within its original historical and geographical context – and to raising questions on archaeology, authenticity, and the recorded evidence of later pilgrims and historians. 

This new colour edition takes into account the archaeological discoveries of the last fifteen years to provide an up-to-date guide to the Holy Land of today. Using colour maps, timelines, photographs, and boxed features that highlight key topics, In the Steps of Jesus 2e is a rich and absorbing text that presents scholars at all levels of study with a unique insight into Jesus’ world.

Meet the author: Rev Peter Walker

Peter Walker studied Classics and Early Church History at Cambridge University and has done extensive research at a post-doctoral level on Christian attitudes to Jerusalem. Peter is now Professor of Biblical Studies at Trinity School for Ministry (near Pittsburgh, USA), having previously taught at Wycliffe Hall within the University of Oxford. He has led many study tours to the Holy Land. His books include: In the Steps of Jesus, In the Steps of Saint Paul, The Lion Guide to the Bible, and The Story of the Holy Land.

Reviews for In the Steps of Jesus (2nd full-colour Editon)

“I have led over thirty tours to the Holy Land, and this is my go-to manual for all my travellers. It is full of useful and engaging content, and remains at the top of my recommended reading list.” Revd David Roseberry, Executive Director at LeaderWorks, TX, USA

“There are few better guides to the landscape and theological significance of the Holy Land than Peter Walker. This book distils a lifetime of study and travelling, of sensitivity to the different Christian churches with a presence in the Holy Land, and of long, prayerful reflection on the events that took place there. Whether travelling to the Holy Land or simply trying to imagine it at home, this book will be an invaluable guide to this very special place.” Rt Revd Dr Graham Tomlin, Bishop of Kensington and President of St Mellitus College

“This outstanding book takes you on a journey from Bethlehem to Emmaus. Full of photos, maps, timelines, and up-to-date information, you will not only grow in your knowledge of Jesus, but be challenged in your own discipleship journey.” Dr Sarah Harris, Lecturer in NT Studies, Carey Baptist College and Graduate School, NZ

“Peter Walker draws deep on scholarship to paint a clear picture of key places in Jesus’ life and ministry.” Professor Steve Walton, Trinity College Bristol

“A superb introduction to the biblical sites associated with Jesus’ ministry, impressively blending exegesis, history, and archaeology through the eyes of a devout pilgrim to the Holy Land.” Professor Mark Dubis, Union University, TN, USA Book

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