Here, in the spirit of Bruce Feiler’s beloved bestseller Walking the Bible, is a portrait of the Holy Land as a physical embodiment of faith. Dramatically conjuring the beauty of Israel’s countryside, In the Steps of the Master also evokes the all-consuming passions and deep-rooted mysteries of Jerusalem — and while much has changed, as Morton says, the essential nature of the sites he visits has not.
Henry Vollam Morton was born in 1892 near Manchester, England. He became an international celebrity by scooping the world’s press in the sensational discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb in the early 1920s. His newfound fame subsequently led to a series of extraordinarily popular vignettes on English city and country life, which went on to sell millions of copies worldwide. He died in South Africa in 1979 at the age of eighty-six.