In his newest book The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus, the Rev. Adam Hamilton takes readers to the Holy Land to explore the life and ministry of Jesus. Hamilton goes to the places where Jesus walked, to see the places that Jesus saw and to reflect upon the key events in the life and ministry of Jesus as recorded in the Gospels. He begins at the Jordan River to remember the baptism of Jesus, then moving to the wilderness in Judaea where he reflects upon Jesus’ temptations and what they meant.
He also travels to Jesus hometown of Capernaum during his three-year healing ministry and to the mountains where Jesus spoke. He returns to the Sea of Galilee, the region of the Samaritans, and lastly to the city of Jerusalem to reflect upon his final days.
Once again, Hamilton approaches his subject matter with thoughtfulness and wisdom, just as he did with Jesus’ crucifixion in 24 Hours That Changed the World and with Jesus’ birth in The Journey. Using historical information, archaeological data and stories of the faith, Hamilton follows in the footsteps of Jesus from his baptism to the temptations to the heart of his ministry, including the people he loved, the parables he taught, the enemies he made, and the healing he brought.
Hamilton is senior pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kan., one of the fastest growing, most highly visible churches in the country. The Church Report named Hamilton’s congregation the most influential mainline church in America, and PBS’s Religion and Ethics Newsweekly identified him as one of the top “Ten People to Watch.”
For more information or to order copies of his new book The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus, visit cokesbury.com.