Check your calendar right now.

Elizabeth and I would like to invite you to come with us on a luxurious Mediterranean cruise to Israel next September.

You will find all the fabulous details including optional travel dates on the website for this amazing adventure – a once-in-a-lifetime excursion with the team from Living Passages.

The trip includes:

  • Seven days on a five-star cruise ship, with five full days touring Israel
  • Lots of time for relaxing, private teachings in Jerusalem and aboard the ship
  • A visit to an ancient synagogue in Magdala, believed to be the congregation of Mary Magdalene, where Jesus most certainly taught
  • See the Dead Sea Scrolls explained by expert curator Dr. Adolfo Roitman
  • A private tour of the City of David with archaeologist Eli Shukron
  • A full day in Malta, visiting traditional sites as outlined in Acts 27-28
  • Five special dinners (Jerusalem, Galilee included) with private teachings
  • Luxury hotels like the Waldorf Astoria in Jerusalem and the newest lakefront boutique hotel on the Sea of Galilee, when you’re not on the ship

Check out the amazing itinerary and accommodations here.

Elizabeth and I will be with you the entire way, with plenty of time to make new friends for life.

It may seem like you have lots of time to think about this, but if you have ever cruised the Mediterranean before, you know you’ve got to book early to grab the best cabins. Those staterooms go fast.

And there’s another reason to register quickly. If you place a deposit by Oct. 20, 2018, you will receive all of these goodies:

Call our friends at Living Passages for more information or to reserve your spot now – 1-888-771-8717.

And, if you can’t wait to get to Israel in 2019, we still have room for as many as 20 more on our land tour this November. But don’t wait! Time is running out, and airfares will be rising.

These are two entirely different types of Israel tours – something for everyone. In fact, why choose? Why not do both?

I’m looking forward to sharing with you about the many exciting discoveries I’ve made in recent years in the Bible. And there’s no place better to talk about them – and see them – than Israel.

All I can tell you is we look at Israel differently than in almost any other tour. Yes, we look at the past. Yes, we look at the present. But we also peer into the future to see what will become the focal point of the Kingdom of God on earth in the future. It’s fascinating and exciting stuff. You will return home spiritually changed, recharged and with memories for a lifetime.

That’s why we love taking believers to Israel every year.

I am probably the most unlikely person to be called as a champion of Israel, a person who would lead annual tours there, write books about the Hebraic roots of the Christian faith and to study the Old Testament in search of the redemptive message of the Gospel in all 39 books.

Why? I grew up in a non-religious Arab-American family in which Israel was perceived as the enemy, a foreign interloper in the Middle East. As a teenager during the 1967 Six-Day War, I found myself scouring the news reports for hope that the Arab powers would put an end to this “neo-colonial” intrusion into a region that rightfully belonged to the Arabs.

I wanted to see the Jews pushed out.

When Israel swiftly, and against all odds, defeated the Arab powers and all their superior numbers, positions and military equipment, I saw it as a “Nakba,” a catastrophe, a terrible injustice, a disaster of epic proportions. Over the next few years, one of my fantasies was to travel to the Middle East and join the “resistance” – training as a “fedayeen,” a guerrilla fighter under the leadership of Yasser Arafat’s Palestine Liberation Organization.

But something happened to me a few years later – something not quite as dramatic as Saul’s experience on the road to Damascus (Acts 9), but for me, just as life-changing.

Someone lovingly evangelized me for the first time in my life, giving me an invitation to read the Bible and learn the true story of Israel’s role in God’s plan of salvation for all people – including the Arabs and Muslims, and the restoration of the whole Earth, the way He planned it from the very beginning of Creation. (Acts 3:20-21)

With Jesus directing my life, I got to spend time in the Middle East, first as a foreign correspondent and later as a student of the geography, history, people and, most importantly, the biblical prophecy that is so self-evidently being fulfilled before our eyes in the land of Israel.

That’s why I take groups of Christians to Israel every year – to share with them how Jesus and His land, the “apple of God’s eye” (Zechariah 2:8), are at the center of a miracle that rivals the Exodus parting of the Red Sea. (Jeremiah 16:14-15)

So, please, take your pick of these two fabulous opportunities to see Israel being restored. Or, better yet, come with us this fall and next October for two very different experiences.

In either case, act quickly:

This year’s land tour in November – closing out soon. Call Coral Tours at 1-866-267-2511.

Next year’s luxurious Mediterranean cruise to Israel in September. Call Living Passages at 1-888-771-8717.

 

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