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In 2010, David Kevin Weaver traveled to Israel with camera in hand, seeking to trace the life and journey of Jesus. He also traveled with a specific goal: to create a photo essay narration of the Gospel of John using contemporary life on Israeli streets. The Gospel of John, Photographed (Four Line Media) collects 170 color and black-and-white works from the original 3,400 photographs. Weaver writes, “I had a very clear vision of the finished version of this book—the Gospel as a story, without the chapter and verse numbering as found in the Bible, and with modern photos interpreting key names, places and concepts of John’s writing.” It seems fitting that the word photograph comes from the Greek words for “light” and “to write.”

—Lil Copan

 

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