The landscape photographed and the reflections on the sites of the Sunday Gospels paint a geography little changed since the time of Jesus and his followers. To see the Judean Wilderness or the River Jordan or the hills of Jerusalem is to see the topography, the land features that existed two thousand years ago. And in seeing them we are reminded that this is what Jesus saw. The dust and heat are the reality of his day and time as much as they are ours. To encounter that land if only through word and image is to touch the world of Jesus. ""Here are creative and informative reflections on the Sunday readings from the Lectionary that preachers and teachers alike will want to savor. The authors, veteran travelers to the Holy Land and thoughtful students of the Bible, blend their love of the land and their love of Scripture to make the readings and their setting in the liturgical seasons come alive in a fresh way."" --Donald Senior, CP, Catholic Theological Union, President, Catholic Biblical Association of America Sr. Marianne Race, CSJ, continues to lead pilgrims on retreat in the Holy Land and at home. She also teaches in a diocesan lay ministry program. She has a particular interest in women in the Bible. Sr. Laurie Brink, OP, is Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago. She investigates the ancient social, religious, and cultural world out of which early Christianity emerged. Having worked as a senior staff member for the Combined Caesarea Expeditions, Brink continues to do research in the archaeology of ancient Israel. She also edited, along with Deborah Green, Commemorating the Dead: Texts and Artifacts in Context (2007). Brink is a Dominican Sister of Sinsinawa.