“Expertly researched and engaging… Bissell is a perfectly yes consultant to those mysterious men.… it is a critical booklet in regards to the origins of Christianity that also is very humorous. How usually are you able to say that?” —The Independent 

A profound and relocating trip into the guts of Christianity that explores the mysterious and infrequently paradoxical lives and legacies of the Twelve Apostles—a booklet either for these of the religion and for others who search to appreciate Christianity from the skin in.
 
Peter, Matthew, Thomas, John: Who have been those males? What was once their courting to Jesus? Tom Bissell presents wealthy and remarkable solutions to those historical, elusive questions. He examines not only who those males have been (and weren’t), but in addition how their identities have taken form over the process millennia.
 
eventually, Bissell unearths that the tale of the apostles is the tale of early Christianity: its competing types of Jesus’s ministry, its numerous schisms, and its final evolution from an vague Jewish sect to the worldwide religion we all know this present day in all its types and diversifications. In his quest to appreciate the underpinnings of the world’s biggest faith, Bissell embarks on a years-long pilgrimage to the intended tombs of the Twelve Apostles. He travels from Jerusalem and Rome to Turkey, Greece, Spain, France, India, and Kyrgyzstan, vividly shooting the wealthy variety of Christianity’s around the world succeed in. alongside the way in which, he engages with a bunch of characters—priests, paupers, a Vatican archaeologist, a Palestinian taxi driving force, a Russian monk—posing sharp questions that variety from the non secular to the philosophical to the political.
 
Written with heat, empathy, and infrequent acumen, Apostle is a super synthesis of go back and forth writing, biblical background, and a deep, lifelong dating with Christianity. the result's an strange, erudite, and every now and then hilarious book—a non secular, highbrow, and private event healthy for believers, students, and wanderers alike.

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By William Langewiesche

Mixing heritage, anecdote, travelogue, and reportage, the writer describes his trip around the Sahara, captures lifestyles within the area, and describes the original personality, background, and non secular, cultural, and social elements of North Africa.

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By Joshua Samuel Brown, Mara Vorhees

“With one foot planted within the principal American jungles and the opposite dipped within the Caribbean Sea, Belize is domestic to the second-longest barrier reef on the earth, jungles that teem with natural world, and mysterious Maya ruins.” – Mara Vorhees, Lonely Planet Writer

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Inside This Book…2 authors
100 days of research
185 miles of barrier reef
100+ old Maya relics
Inspirational photos
Clear, easy-to-use maps
In-depth background
At-a-glance sensible info
Comprehensive making plans tools
Easy-to-read layout

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Even if you’re a city-dweller escaping for the weekend otherwise you stay within the kingdom and are making plans a extra prolonged journey, discover Tasmania’s nationwide Parks brings you the easiest usual environments within the kingdom. From the excessive height of Cradle Mountain to the wild fantastic thing about partitions of Jerusalem, the local flora and fauna of Narawntapu to the beautiful perspectives of Freycinet, this fantastically illustrated and mapped consultant captures our designated average background and gives all of the details you must make a decision which parks to go to, tips on how to get there and what to determine and do for those who arrive.

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By Linda Leaming

Tucked away within the japanese finish of the Himalayas lies Bhutan-a tiny, landlocked state bordering China and India. Impossibly distant and approximately inaccessible, Bhutan is wealthy in usual attractiveness, unique vegetation and animals, and loopy knowledge. it's a position the place everyone is certainly content material with only a few fabric possessions and the govt. embraces "Gross nationwide Happiness" rather than Gross nationwide Product. during this humorous, magical memoir, we accompany Linda Leaming on her travels via South Asia, sharing her reviews as she learns the language, customs, and faith; her striking romance with a Buddhist artist; and her realizations in regards to the unforeseen route to happiness and unintentional enlightenment. As one of many few american citizens to have lived in Bhutan, Leaming bargains an extraordinary glimpse into the quirky mountain nation such a lot of have purely dreamed of. For over ten years, Leaming has lived and labored within the city of Thimphu, the place there are not any site visitors lighting and less than 100,000 humans. "If enlightenment is feasible wherever" she writes, "I imagine it truly is really attainable the following" The Bhutanese lifestyle can appear formidable to so much Westerners, whose lives are ate up with time, potency, and buying issues. yet Leaming exhibits us that we do not unavoidably need to go back and forth around the globe to understand a bit Bhutan in our personal lives, and that following our desires is find out how to be actually chuffed.

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By Tom Vater

With suggestion you could belief and the original viewpoint of author and international tourist Tom Vater, Moon Angkor Wat has every thing you want to be aware of to have an unforgettable experience.

From the unheard of fantastic thing about its temples to the bustling progress and tradition of the within sight towns, Angkor Wat has all of it. discover Angkor Wat and its atmosphere with self assurance utilizing Moon’s strategic itineraries and most sensible actions, similar to the right way to journey the Temples of Angkor, a UNESCO global history web site, perform community-supported tourism, and dig deep into Khmer paintings and history.

With expertly crafted maps and lovely photographs, this full-color guidebook grants the instruments you must have an immersive and specified experience.

Moon Angkor Wat comprises components such as:
Siem Reap
Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom
Anteay Chhmar
Sambor Prei Kuk
Preah Khan, Koh Ker, and Preah Vihear
Battambang
Phnom Penh

Find the Moon consultant that most closely fits your trip!
Extend your journey to a couple of Southeast Asia’s so much awe-inspiring locations with Moon Vietnam, Moon Taj Mahal and Moon Phuket & Ko Samui.

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By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world's prime commute consultant publisher

Lonely Planet's Pocket Los Angeles is your passport to the main appropriate, updated recommendation on what to work out and bypass, and what hidden discoveries wait for you. big name stare upon the stars alongside the sidewalk on the Hollywood side road & the stroll of reputation, famous person stare upon the galaxies on the Griffith Observatory, or hike to the Hollywood signal; all together with your depended on trip spouse. Get to the center of the simplest of l. a. and start your trip now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Pocket Los Angeles:

  • Full-color maps and photographs all through
  • Highlights and itineraries assist you tailor your journey on your own wishes and pursuits
  • Insider tips to save lots of money and time and get round like an area, heading off crowds and hassle spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, mobilephone numbers, web content, transit assistance, costs
  • Honest reports for all budgets - consuming, drowsing, sight-seeing, going out, buying, hidden gemstones that the majority guidebooks omit
  • Free, handy pull-out la map (included in print version), plus over 15 colour local maps
  • User-friendly layout with worthwhile icons, and arranged via local that will help you decide the easiest spots to spend it slow
  • Covers Hollywood, West Hollywood & Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Venice, Downtown and Burbank & common urban and extra

The excellent Choice: Lonely Planet's Pocket Los Angeles, a colourful, easy-to-use, and convenient advisor that actually matches on your pocket, offers on-the-go information for these looking merely the can't-miss studies to maximise a brief journey event.

  • Looking for a complete consultant that recommends either renowned and offbeat studies, and widely covers all of l. a.' neighborhoods? money out Lonely Planet's la, San Diego & Southern California guide.
  • Looking for extra large insurance? try out Lonely Planet's California guide for a accomplished examine all of the country has to supply.

Authors: Written and researched by way of Lonely Planet and Adam Skolnick.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has turn into the world's prime go back and forth media corporation with guidebooks to each vacation spot, an award-winning web site, cellular and electronic commute items, and a devoted traveller group. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but additionally permits curious tourists to get off crushed paths to appreciate extra of the tradition of the areas within which they locate themselves.

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By Anthony Ham, Trent Holden, Kate Morgan

Melbourne is food-obsessed, marvellously multicultural and a showpiece for Australian tradition. past town limits, Victoria bargains soulful historical past, stirring desert and culinary excellence.
Lonely Planet gets you to the center of Melbourne & Victoria, with remarkable trip reports and the easiest making plans advice:
inspirational photographs, urban walks and proposals from our specialist authors
planning positive aspects and most sensible itineraries that will help you plan the appropriate trip
local secrets and techniques and hidden go back and forth gem stones that would make your journey unique
plus itineraries with pictures, Victoria open air making plans bankruptcy, Melbourne color maps and nutrition & tradition essays
Coverage comprises: Melbourne & round, nice Mornington Peninsula & Phillip Island, Ocean street & Bellarine Peninsula, Goldfields & the Grampians, Gippsland & Wilsons Promontory, The excessive nation, The Murray River & Around

Read extra: http://shop.lonelyplanet.com/australia/melbourne-victoria-travel-guide-9/#ixzz3OYeMkEt8

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By Lonely Planet

"Lonely Planet publications are, effectively, like no other." —New York Times

Interactive and encouraging, Pocket Shanghai highlights all of the must-see attractions and must-do reviews via wonderful pictures, insider information, adapted itineraries and easy-to-navigate content material. Pocket Shanghai is the appropriate device for making plans and experiencing your ideal trip.

Our skilled, passionate staff of authors and native specialists immerse themselves in each one vacation spot they stopover at, discovering and sharing the original reports, and useful and sincere recommendation, so that you come away expert and amazed.

Regions lined: The Bund & People's sq., outdated city, French Concession, Jing'an, Pudong

Inside Pocket Shanghai:

Full colour styling and images
Region and town maps
Itineraries equipped through sector, size of journey, or theme
Recommended points-of-interest – masking consuming, drowsing, going out, buying, actions and attractions
Special publication enhancements

Scalable maps and photographs – permitting you to zoom in for larger detail
Google maps integration – see the place you're and the place you're going (requires net connection)
Comprehensive interlinking – seamlessly turn among pages, leap among maps and experiences, or stopover at the internet sites of areas we recommend
Search – leap immediately to what you're looking for with in-built seek capability
Add notes – contact a note so as to add notes and customize your guidebook
Bookmark – use bookmarks to speedy go back to a page
Dictionary –quickly lookup the which means of any notice with the built in dictionary
Pocket Shanghai is written and researched by way of Christopher Pitts.

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