Ancient Prophecy/Modern Lens by Doug Hershey (March 2018)
Israel Rising is a unique visual story of Israel’s miraculous journey from unforgiving desert land to a thriving modern nation. Thousands of years ago, the prophet Ezekiel foretold a future time in which the arid land of Israel would come alive for its people. Now this breathtaking book documents the fulfillment of this vision, from the hills of Shiloh where shepherds once roamed, to the booming city of Tel Aviv, founded on sand dunes, to the stellar beaches of Caesarea, transformed from a small village into one of Israel’s most stunning coastal cities, and finally Jerusalem, the Eternal City of Peace, where in ancient times the power of worship resounded from the Temple. Here, rarely seen photographs taken between the 1880s and the 1940s juxtaposed with contemporary images of the same locations illustrate the region’s Biblical history as a place of monumental battle, celebration, worship, and awesome resilience. Doug Hershey and Elise Monique Therault (photographer) have created a collection of photos that will inspire and captivate as it illuminates Israel’s foretold awakening in a new and unforgettable way. A large book for a gift and keepsake.