Holy Land tour promises to be spiritual experience of a lifetime
Journey to the Holy Land and expect the spiritual experience of a lifetime as you visit places where the Bible comes alive and walk where Jesus walked.
Dr. Jim Bross, Southern Wesleyan University alumnus and professor emeritus of religion, will host a 10-day tour, Nov. 29-Dec. 8. Bross, who has studied the Holy Land extensively, was inspired after a 2008 trip, not only to return, but to share the experience with others.
“I was inspired by new knowledge and by the experience of walking where biblical figures walked, walking where my Lord walked, prayed, healed and died,” Bross said. “I believe others will be thrilled and inspired by this trip, and that is why I decided to organize this tour.”
Tour highlights include a cruise on the Sea of Galilee, a visit to the Mount of Olives and a tour of the old city of Jerusalem. The tour will follow the steps of Jesus, going to Tabgha, scene of the Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes; the Mount of the Beatitudes, where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount and chose his 12 Apostles; the Via Dolorosa; the Church of the Holy Sepulchre; the Garden of Gethsemane; and the town of Bethlehem.
The cost for the trip is $2,499 plus taxes and fees of about $500, which includes a flight from Charlotte. For details, contact Bross at (864) 639-6390, e-mail , by Sept. 15, or go online to swu.edu/holyland.