Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Boat and the Sea of Galilee

Anyone looking for a great story about an ancient boat should look no further.

"The Boat and the Sea of Galilee" is a fine archeology "lite" book. The personal story of those that discovered the boat is interwoven with a description of how the boat was excavated, transported, preserved, and finally displayed.

Writing style: Written in a very easy to read style, with short chapters. The book was translated from Hebrew and some of the writing was a little awkward in parts, but nothing substantial.

Pictures: Amazing pictures and maps. I enjoyed seeing the detail of the different stages of bringing the ancient vessel back to life.

Fun Factor: Many parts of this book had a suspenseful feel in regards to the way the boat was being cared for. Many different "hiccups" occurred on the way and it was pretty amazing to find out how it all worked out in the end.

I would recommend this book to anyone interested in finding out about some basic archeological techniques. As a Christian, I also found this book spiritually uplifting and encouraging.

4/5 Stars


I hope to use this blog in the future to blog reviews of books that I have read. Stay tuned!