The blend of scholarship and artistry of the DVD documentary Journey of Faith (Maxwell Institute, 2006) continues in expanded form in the book Journey of Faith: From Jerusalem to the Promised Land. Containing numerous threads of historical detail and scholarly insight not included in the DVD, this visually stunning look at the Book of Mormon prophet Lehi’s trek through the harsh Arabian desert reflects a synergistic collaboration of talented scholars, artists, and photographers seeking to illuminate an epic event in scriptural history and situate it in a real-world setting.
Aside from assembling commentary and images from the DVD, this book includes a foreword by the editors, their reflections on the project in two separate chapters, additional commentary by scholars, an appendix on the famed Incense Trail across the Arabian Peninsula, and a bibliography.
The documentary was filmed in the Middle East at locations that scholars believe mark or approximate the route that took Lehi’s party across Arabia to reach the seaside location where they eventually embarked by ship to the New World. Like the DVD, the book will enrich one’s study of the opening chapters of the Book of Mormon.
Title: Journey of Faith
Subtitle: From Jerusalem to the Promised Land
Publication Date: 2006
ISBN 13: 978-0842526449
Page Count: 186
Size: 11 x 9.1
Imprint: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship