Doug Hershey is an author, conference speaker and founder of Ezra Adventures, an Israel focused travel and education company. From years of hands on experience, cultivating local relationships in Israel and a love for history, Doug provides a unique perspective on the Jewish Scriptures and present day Israel. In 2008, he wrote a book called 'The Christian's Biblical Guide to Understanding Israel.' In 2013, he co-authored a joint resolution in support of Israel that passed the Maine State Legislature. When he is not in Israel with Ezra Adventures, he is speaking in churches and synagogues. By combining Scripture and current events in the Middle East, the Bible comes alive and listeners will recognize exactly how their Bible is being fulfilled in our lifetime in obvious and practical ways and how we can be a part of this unfolding story. For more info go to EzraAdventures.com.
As the 70th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel approaches (April 2018), Israel Rising, celebrates the tremendous growth of Israel in this beautiful four-color gift book. With more than 175 photos, Israel Rising will compare old pictures of the Holy Land taken 100 years ago to current pictures taken from the same angle. This book will reveal the miraculous changes in this region since the establishment of Israel in a way that has never been done before.
In 570 BC, the biblical prophet Ezekiel prophesied that the land of his forefathers would be desolate until the time that Israel would return to their biblical and historical homeland. He foretold a day when the barren land would put "put forth branches and yield fruit," and the cities would be rebuilt.
Since the time that Ezekiel spoke these words, this land has been conquered and reconquered multiple times by several empires. Uncountable numbers of men were slain upon it. The landscape was plundered and made desolate. However, today, we are seeing that prophetic vision unfolding before our eyes.
To help facilitate this dramatic view of history, Israel Rising will start at the beginning. It will look at what exactly Ezekiel prophesied. It will explore the historical accounts from Jewish, Christian, and Muslim eyewitnesses of what the land and region has experience and endured. And photos from the 1880s-1940s will be compared to new photos of the same locations. With more than 175 photos, Israel Rising will depict the transformation of Israel as it celebrates its 70th anniversary.