Israel-God’s Heart: Landscapes and Legacy of Israel Review

book by:
Ron Gafni and Kathleen Barrett

Reviewed by:
On June 22, 2017
Last modified:June 22, 2017


Israel-God's Heart: Landscapes and Legacy of Israel
(Skypics Israel, November 2016)

Soar across the skies of beautiful Israel and visit contemporary and historic sites beckoning visitors to stay and explore.

The beauty of Israel from above is captured by top aerial photographer Ron Gafni. As you sweep over ancient ruins, fly high in hot air balloons, and view vignette's of Israel's modern lifestyles, Holy scripture will also come alive. Author Kathleen Barrett offers reflective narrative with scripture pointing to God's redemption plan for the world.

Israel, God’s Heart

is a beautiful “coffee table” arrangement of aerial photographs
that will take your breath away.


I’ve never been to Israel, but I’ve always wanted to. Its rich history and beauty have always drawn and intrigued me. Ron Gafni, the photographer, has captured some beautiful scenes that are simply breathtaking. Israel, God’s Heart has captured some of the landscapes that I’ve never seen before–areas I’ve heard described but never seen.

Inside each of the five sections, you will find photographs of familiar places, such as:

  • Old City walls & Temple Mount
  • The Western Wall
  • The Jordan River
  • Sea of Galilee
  • Haifa
  • Akko
  • The Herodion
  • Nazareth
  • Caesarea

and so many others! The photographs are rich in color. Kathleen Barrett’s narratives often include scripture and explanations of the historical relevance of the places photographed.

As a coffee table style of book, Israel, God’s Heart is not large in size, but it is a book that I will enjoy looking through for years to come.

Coffee table book fans, here’s a treasure for your collection! Check it out!

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About the Authors

Ron Gafni works as a professional aerial photographer after spending more than a decade in Israel’s High-Tech Industry. He brings his vast experience and personal perspective through the lens of a proud Israeli citizen. His work has been featured in “National Geographic,” and his company,, provides books from its “Israel From Above” collection to the Israeli government, Army and Air force, as well as to large corporations in Israel.



Kathleen Barrett, a south Florida resident and former teacher is a student of the Word. She shares her thoughtful point of view in “Israel-God’s Heart” from a personal, 40 year walk of Christian faith and study. In 2002, she authored a children’s devotional. Before that and since then, she has published numerous articles from mission’s outreach to local political events. Her more personal and reflective work has been featured in a number of collections.



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