A timeless account of a journey through the Holy Land by the world's favourite travel writer.
"The story I tell in this book is a simple one. It describes the adventures of a man who went to the Holy Land to see the places associated with the life of Christ and to find out what new light the historian and the archaeologist have cast upon the world of the Gospels."
Nowhere do the ancient world and the modern collide so abruptly as in the long-disputed territories of the Holy Land. H. V. Morton's account of the journey he undertook there in the early 1930s dramatically evokes the beauty of Israel's countryside at Galilee and the Dead Sea, the grand austerity of its desert plains and the all-consuming passions, turbulent daily life and deep-rooted mysteries of Jerusalem. Alive with discovery, anecdote and humour, In the Steps of the Master is a superbly evocative guide for any traveller in the Middle East today - the times have changed, but, as Morton says in his preface added in 1962, the essential nature of the sites he visited has not altered. Yet Morton's writing transcends travelogue in its portrayal of the realities of faith in a place where belief is made so concrete, and in its vivid, resonant tale of a very personal pilgrimage.