The Hope of the Promise: Israel in Ancient & Latter Days

by Dr. Joseph Q. Jarvis

Book Description

Sometimes the histories of the prophets feel more like fairy tales . . .

. . . but they’re as real as the places they left behind.

Revisit God’s promises through these historical sites and experience His word like never before.

When the Apostle Paul stood before Festus and Agrippa on trial for his life, he claimed he was being judged “for the hope of the promise made of God unto” Israel. Festus thought Paul had gone mad, but Agrippa was almost persuaded to embrace Christianity.

In The Hope of the Promise, Dr. Joseph Jarvis explores several of the ancient sites where biblical events took place and revisits Paul’s question: “Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead?”  

Through beautiful photographs and in-depth analysis, you will:

•    Visit the modern nation of Israel
•    Encounter the people who made history in the Bible
•    Experience events from thousands of years ago 
•    Learn about what all of this means for today
•    Gain a stronger understanding of the reality and role of Jesus Christ

Dr. Jarvis offers an insightful perspective on the position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on the modern state of Israel by exploring the fulfillment of ancient prophecy. In doing so, he opens the Bible to modern understanding.

Discover a renewed understanding of God’s promise to Israel, the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, and the hope this message brings. 

Get it now, and start enjoying The Hope of the Promise today!

Check out the Review!

Review by Melissa Dalton Martinez

In Dr. Joseph Jarvis’ exploration of faith’s origin, he takes his readers to the land where it all began—Israel. Dr. Jarvis already demonstrated an expertise for Biblical leadership in his previous book, but The Hope of the Promise guides us through the questions that we always had but were too afraid to ask:
Who was Jesus Christ? Was he real? And what does that mean for me?

By exploring the actual places where Jesus once walked, Dr. Jarvis answers those questions and more by illustrating the impact that Jesus had on the world. This is an excellent book for anything seeking spiritual nourishment or a deeper understanding of the Gospel. I highly recommend The Hope of the Promise not only for its message, but for the masterful way in which it is told.

One of the ways he does this is through imagery. Dr. Jarvis’ book is both a spiritual deep-dive and a tour of Israel. He acts as a sort of guide through physical landmarks and the intricacies of the Bible. His love for the land is apparent on every page as the author welcomes you to this great nation as though welcoming you home.

By the end of the book, I found myself wanting to travel to Israel and see these places for myself. Dr. Jarvis does a superb job tying the modern nation to the history we all know to bring it context. His vivid descriptions combined with stunning photography truly bring these places to life.

I recommend this book for anyone who wants to further their faith in new and radical ways. Dr. Jarvis’s skillful use of scriptures, quotes, images, and amazing insights on God’s promises makes for a thought-provoking, inspiring book.

Whether you are new to your faith or have been growing for many seasons, you will find value in The Hope of the Promise.