If you received the Bible Places Newsletter today you already know about the Photo Companion to the Bible: The Gospels. For those who may not be subscribed to the Newsletter I wish to direct you to information about this new, highly significant resource.
This PowerPoint-based resource provides illustrations for almost every verse of the text. The advertisement describes the Photo Companion to the Bible this way:
More than 10,000 images illustrating Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John with modern and historic photographs of ancient sites, museum artifacts, and cultural scenes.
You may already own the Pictorial Library of Bible Lands and the Historic Views of the Holy Land. This new resource has photos, including many new ones, organized by chapter and verse for each of the four gospels. In fact, each chapter is illustrated by 40 to 230 photographs. The entire set contains more than 10,000 images.
When I looked through Matthew 4 I was impressed with the large number of illustrations. This means the teacher or preacher will be able to use these PowerPoint images to enhance his or her presentation. The audience will see and understand things about the text that they have never quite understood before.
There is a brief YouTube video illustrating what the Photo Companion to the Bible is and how it works. There are two chapters available for free download.
BiblePlaces.com is offering a deep discount price from now through August 21. I urge you to take advantage of it.
This new resource has been created by a team of professors and scholars under the direction of Dr. Todd Bolen who lived and taught in Israel for a decade or more and has traveled extensively in the Bible Lands. He is now a professor at Master’s University in California.
I have heard very few sermons or classes that could not have been greatly improved by the proper use of these illustrations of Bible lands and customs.
During my years of teaching and preaching I often paid for my own resources, but the positive response from the audience made it worthwhile. I hope to learn that many of you will be ordering this set.
All the information you need to place an order may be found here.
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Thank you, Ferrell, for your kind words. To clarify on Linda’s question, the Photo Companion is a digital download, and for $6 more, we’ll also mail you a DVD with the computer files.
Linda, the Photo Companion to the Bible IS a DVD. I get the impression from your question that you think this is a book. Since I am not the one selling the resource, I suggest you go to http://www.bibleplaces.com/gospels-photo-companion-to-the-bible/, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on Read More. On that page there is a link for questions. Trust this will be helpful.
I have a question about the Photo Companion. Does the $6 extra add the CD to the Companion, or replace it?