Dr. Jean-Pierre Isbouts’ Visit to St. Martins

After a two-year delay due to the pandemic, Professor Jean-Pierre Isbouts is coming to St. Martin’s. Professor Isbouts is a National Geographic author and award-winning filmmaker, specializing in the art and archaeology of the Near East and the Mediterranean Basin.

He gained worldwide renown with his 2006 book “The Biblical World,” which became an international best-seller. His other highly acclaimed National Geographic books are best-sellers: “In the Footsteps of Jesus,” “The Story of Christianity” and “The Archaeology of the Bible.” Isbouts has also hosted and directed two television specials airing on PBS.


Dinner and Screening of the documentary, “The Search for the Last Supper”

Friday, March 25
5:30–6:30 p.m., Dinner
6:30–8 p.m., Screening followed by Q&A
Bagby Parish Hall
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Leonardo DaVinci’s fresco of the Last Supper is perhaps the most famous sacred work in the world but the sad fact is, the fresco is damaged beyond repair. Is there a way to discover what it once looked like?

Presentation, Discussion and Book Signing: Building Bridges of Faith between Judaism, Christianity and Islam

Saturday, March 26 · 3–5 p.m.
Bagby Parish Hall
Join us for a presentation, discussion and book signing with Dr. Isbouts. Books including “Women of the Bible” and “In the Footsteps of Jesus” will be available before and after this event.

Sermon in The Church

“In Search of the Kingdom of God”
Sunday, March 27 · 9 and 11:15 a.m.
What is this Kingdom of God? What are the meanings of Jesus’ parables on the subject? Why do we, like the Apostles, sometimes struggle to understand this?

Sunday School for All Adults: Reconciling the Jesus of History with the Christ of Faith

Sunday, March 27 · 10:15 a.m.
Bagby Parish Hall
New archaeological discoveries as well as literary exegesis suggest a portrait of a man that does not always match what church tradition has told us. In this talk, Professor Jean-Pierre Isbouts will seek to bridge the gap between the two, and show that scientific discovery can actually bring us closer to the Christ of faith.

These books and others by Dr. Isbouts are available for purchase on Sundays inside Bagby Parish Hall and Monday–Friday at the St. Martin’s Gift Shoppe. For more information, contact Barbara Shoemaker at 713-985-3840 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.