The well-known minister of Marble Collegiate Church in New York City reports impressions on a recent trip through Biblical scenes in Lebanon, Jordan and Israel. Historical backgrounds, tourist observations, and Biblical incidents are mingled in the narrative, but without significant interpretation. The language at times would appear to be more colloquial than it need be: Jesus' temptations in the wilderness were ""no picnic"" for him; or, of Samson, ""apparently women could do most anything to this rather dumb character"". The outcome is tourism plus religious sentimentality. But his name will insure sales to the uncritical.