"A growing number of people today think the Bible is filled with fairy tales and fables, but the author contends there are literally thousands of discoveries from archaeology that support the Bible as historically accurate and reliable. In this informative yet easy-to-read book, Jan Sessions shares her personal “journey of enlightenment,” including many faith building discoveries from her own research as well as eye-witness observations from her recent trip to Israel and Jordan. Fables Don’t Leave Footprints contains over 120 full-color photographs of what the author calls “footprints”—physical, outside-the-Bible evidences left behind by people, places, and events recorded in the Bible. Based on the evidence, there are more reasons than ever to believe!"
This book is amazing! It is definitely one to add to your collection. It's easy to understand and gives you a deeper insight into the Bible. It leaves you with a more appreciative attitude for the Bible as well. It shows how the Bible stories that you were told as a child, such as Noah's Ark, are not just stories but actually events in history, with real evidence too! This is definitely a must read!
What others are saying:
As a professional archaeologist, I found Ms. Sessions' book a delightful teaser. Each chapter begins with an everyday circumstance to which we can relate and then quickly transitions to focus on a biblical topic for which archaeology provides illumination. She writes with a flair and easily engages her readers (I was particularly humored by her word play about the Lachish Reliefs which show No Relief for Lachish!). Many of her conclusions are open to debate and argument--the very nature of academic pursuit--but she recognizes those areas of controversy, while obviously maintaining a very high regard for Scripture. I commend her work as a succulent appetizer for the larger feast of biblical archaeology. --Dale W. Manor, Ph.D. Professor of Archaeology and Bible, Harding University Field Director of Tel Beth-Shemesh Excavations, Israel
The old saying in archaeology is "absence of evidence is not evidence of absence." This is the motivating message in Jan Sessions' Fables Don't Leave Footprints: there is evidence, and the more we know about it the better we can assure our souls of the truth of the Bible and answer those who have not yet understood how well the Bible tells its story in the context of history. In addition, the only new information coming to us about the Bible comes to us from archaeology. Jan knows there is much to learn from archaeology, and her passion to discover is contagious and reflected on every page. This is a guidebook for all ages that demonstrates that the events, places, and persons in Scripture are real and therefore argues that our faith must be just as real. Follow these footprints; they will lead you to a greater faith! --Randall Price, Ph.D. Distinguished Research Professor Executive Director, Center for Judaic Studies Liberty University
Jan Sessions' book on Biblical archaeology exhibits lavish pictures and offers cogent narratives on ancient near-eastern artifacts. It will serve as a crash review for those knowledgeable and a genuine eye opener for those uninitiated. It will be of inestimable assistance to those who teach church classes on Biblical archaeology. I have known Jan and her family since her high school years and have always been impressed with her sincere desire to understand and explicate the Biblical record. --Thomas H. Olbricht, Ph.D. Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Religion Pepperdine University
I found "Fables Don't Leave Footprints" to be an engaging and well-written book. And the pictures are terrific! It is an excellent introduction to Biblical archaeology that will appeal to all ages. --Dr. Bryant Wood, Associates for Biblical Research
I love your book. There hasn't been anything like this since Joseph Free's book 40 years ago, and that was in black and white. Thank you for doing this - it should be a big hit. Most of the archaeology stuff out there is so technical and skeptical. I think you have something vital and incredibly useful. --"John Clayton, Director of "Does God Exist?"
About the author:
Fables Don’t Leave Footprints is a result of seven years of study under the mentorship of several well-known, professional archaeologists. Jan has been sharing this faith-building information by teaching classes for children and adults as well as through promotional booths at conferences and public speaking engagements. Jan received a degree in Social Work from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. From the age of 16, she has taught Bible classes for children, and for ten of those years served as a Children’s Minister for churches in Georgia. She has also created a children’s Bible curriculum, Faithful Bible Investigators (a.k.a. the F.B.I.), which was published in 2009, by 21st Century Christian Publishing in Nashville, Tennessee. Currently, Jan is developing a Bible teaching material called The D2 Project: Digging Deeper, as well as a Young Readers book series highlighting these same Bible-related discoveries. Her mission is to share these solid proofs for Bible truths with as many people as possible, to increase confidence in the Bible as “real history” and worthy of our trust.