By: Ami Tamir **** NEW ****
This book tells the stories of fifty plants connected to Christian tradition which can be found, in season, by the Christian pilgrim visiting the land of Israel. Illustrations that enable the pilgrim to identify the less-recognizable plants are included, and encourage the study of the rich botanical variety he/she will find on footpaths between pilgrimage sites, churches and archaeological remains.
“The encounter with the plants brings to life the wondrous tales of the Holy Family: here they acquire a deeper religious significance. That is the magic secret: to touch the matter, the rocks, the clumps of earth, and the flowers growing on them.” (From the Introduction)
About the Author
Ami Tamir, a devout nature lover, is an educator and licensed Israeli guide with a Masters degree in Biology and Education. He trains and teaches student guides in the field of flora and fauna of the Holy Land, and gives lectures to academic institutions, the Israel Defense Forces, and elsewhere. This is his second book.
176 pp.; 14×21 cm (5½×8¼ in.); photographs; illustrations;
full color; paper
Weight ( package ) :352gr