Following God One Step at a Time

The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi

on April 13, 2018


The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi is a new book by Kathie Lee Gifford.

Kathie Lee has her usual easy conversation with her readers just as she does on her morning television show with her viewers.  She takes the reader on a tour of ancient Israel when Jesus walked those paths.  She writes this as an autobiography about her experiences on the tour and what she learned from it.

I found the color pictures in the book helpful.  I felt like I was actually there looking at the places on the tour.

I learned some things about Israel and the Jewish religion and Jesus too.  Kathie gives us some interesting information.  She talks about various places along the tour: Mount Carmel, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Capernaum, the Sea of Galilee, and of course Jerusalem, and more.  Anyone familiar with the New Testament in the Bible will recognize these places as being important in the life of Jesus.

I did not like some of the commentary by the Rabbi Jason Sobel.  He discusses some things that are far-fetched explanations and theories, with numerical meanings.  For me that reduced the authenticity of this book.  I did find his insights on the practices of the Jewish religion helpful.  For example the Rabbi explains the Jewish Passover Seder.  He describes the four cups used and how they fit into the Last Supper with Jesus.  He also discusses the significance of the title “Christ” in the Jewish religion.

This book is also a bit of an advertisement for tours in Israel called “The Rock and Road Experience”.  I was put off by the sales job.  The testimonies for the tours were 15 pages at the end of the book.  You might want to skip over those, or read only a few.

Overall I think the book is worth reading, but it’s not a favorite.

–>Click here to get a copy of this book!

I did receive a free copy of this book from BookLookBloggers.  This is my honest review.




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