LISBON – Central Mainers can “visit” the Holy Land while discussing “Walking The Bible,” by journalist Bruce Feiler, at St. Matthew’s Intersection Book Club beginning Thursday, Feb. 7. Sessions will also include showings of the three-part PBS documentary based on the book that takes readers and viewers to the lands described in the five “Books of Moses.”

The Rev. Beau Wagner, St. Matthew’s rector, visited the Holy Land after studying at the American University in Cairo. He approached places in the Bible from a historical perspective.

“By engaging in this history-laden travelogue by a non-Christian, you can begin to understand that biblical events actually happened. They had meaning for the people who walked those lands so many centuries ago. If people actually understand that these stories really happened, it will have a profound effect on their lives,” said Wagner in a prepared statement.

Documentary showing dates and the discussion outline are available on the church’s Web site,

The Intersection Book Club meets from 7 to 8 p.m. every Thursday night at the church at 496 Lisbon St.

Open to those who come every week or just once, the Intersection Book Club is free. For information on ordering books, call the parish office at 353-8453.

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