Walk The Land - A Journey on Foot Through Israel
Come with John and Judy Pex as they hike the 600-mile Israel National Trail from the Egyptian to the Lebanese borders. During 42 days of trekking through spectacular scenery, Arab towns and villages, past Jewish, Muslim, Druze, and Christian holy sites, they discover:
- Sights seldom seen by tourists
- Physical challenges and spiritual tests
- Cultural encounters and historical insights
- Lessons about peace, faith, and endurance.
"We went to bed in the inn of Mitzpe Ramon knowing it would be wintery the next morning, with cold snapping across Israel. My imagination worked overtime as I spread our maps on the bed and contemplated setting out into unknow, apparently desolate territory. Were the two days that my husband and I had allowed for reaching our next supply station sufficient, or would we run out of food and water?
Sometimes this Israel Trail business seemed to be more than I had bargained for, but I didn't dwell on those thoughts long. I reminded myself that many people would be thankful just to get a glimpse of these biblical landscapes. Besides, we had dreamed about taking a break from our busy lives, and this was it."
- Ledges and Edges
- Birth of a Dream
- A Taste of the Trail
- Beginning Steps & a 14-K Climb
- Command Cars & Moon Shadows
- Traversing the Negev
- A knife Edge & Two Craters
- Lightening the Load
- Bushwacking through Anemones
- Up to Jerusalem & Down Again
- Trekking through the Metropolis
- Elijah Country
- In the Footsteps of Jesus
- A Pause, or the End?
- The Final Stretch
- Can't Stop Walking
Included are 16 pages of color photos of scenes from the Trail.
Written by Judith Galblum Pex. Judith Galblum Pex and her husband, John, immigrated to Israel thirty years ago. The make their home in Eilat wher they run The Shelter Hostel and lead an international congregatiion that they founded. They have four children.