Gods of the Stones
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A lively, personal perspective on a frequently tumultuous part of the world.
In the 1930s, English travel writer H V Morton undertook a series of journeys to the great religious and historical sites of the Middle East. The three books that emerged from these travels cemented his reputation as one of the greats of his genre and are still in print today. New Zealand travel writer Peter Riordan set off in Morton’s footsteps in 2009. His journey took him through Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Cyprus and Greece. Much has changed, he discovers, but much endures fundamentally unchanged. With Morton’s books as his guide, he traces the remnants of Christianity and discovers the religious, cultural and political pressures shaping the region today.
WINNER OF THE TRAVCOM BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2012
"Peter Riordan's Gods of the Stones stood out from the rest... It provides a fascinating contemporary insight to the places and societies in which many stories of the New Testament are set." Dorothy Vinicombe, Judge
198 x 129 mm, 360 pages, plus 8 pages colour photographs, paperback, includes maps