Overview of the Program
Thank you for your interest in the "Good Battle" Israel Tours!
Led by author Cliff Graham, these tours are an intense and impactful experience. In coordination with the established Israel tour company Jerusalem Tours, we are able to offer more than the standard tour experience.
The emphasis of the itinerary is the wars and conflicts that have taken place over thousands of years in the land of Israel, from Biblical times until modern. The wars of the Bible are normally studied very little, and this is an excellent opportunity to not only visit the locations of these famous conflicts, but to experience God's Word in a unique light. Cliff is a former officer in the United States Army and is an avid researcher of military history. His perspective, along with that of the local Israeli guides he works with, will be a powerful addition to your Biblical knowledge. You will also gain a better understanding of the modern political situation in Israel.
The name Good Battle comes from Cliff's desire to see the Scriptures come to life for people so that they can engage in the "good battles" of the age right where they live when they return home, better able to bring hope to a hurting world by effectively communicating the Gospel with the new perspective that comes from boots-on-the-ground experience in the land where the Bible stories happened.
We visit many of the famous sites, including all of the major locations where Jesus did his ministry. However, the primary emphasis will be on the wars of King David, Joshua and Caleb, the Judges and others.
You will see:
-Where David fought Goliath.
-Where Gideon sorted his small army and fought the Midianites.
-Where Deborah and Barak met to plot the attack on the Canaanites.
-Where Samson grew up and wreaked havoc on his enemies.
-Where Jonathan and Saul died fighting the Philistines.
-The caves where David trained his Mighty Men.
-The mountaintop where Elijah called down fire before the prophets of Baal.
-The oasis where David hid from Saul.
-The Roman legion camps from the empire days.
-The underground tunnels where assaults on Jerusalem were staged.
-The archaeological excavation of David’s palace.
-And many more incredible sites.
We stay in nice hotels at kibbutz settlements that were directly involved in the 20th century wars and have a fascinating history on their own. We will learn how the Israeli Defense Forces defend the same land that David defended, explaining the challenges David faced 3,000 years ago and how they are similar to modern strategic concerns.
Based on the activities we do, the normal price range to go on a tour such as this can be thousands of dollars per person. Cliff has always had the vision to make an Israel trip affordable to the average person, because he was blessed with an affordable trip early in his career and it changed his life.
The rates for the "Good Battle" Tour will appear to be unusually low, and that’s because this is not the normal tour arrangement.
By using a significant portion of our marketing and promotion budget, and utilizing sponsorship opportunities, there are a certain number of steeply discounted slots built in to each trip for as low as $1,000 per person, which covers travel, lodging, and expenses. This is a once-in-a-lifetime shot to get an incredible trip at an affordable rate.
To get an overview of the program and the rates available, please fill out the form below.
The Most Frequently Asked Question
Is Israel Safe?
Even though it is impossible to declare any activity involving travel to a foreign country 100% safe, Israel is a modern developed nation and tourism is its major industry and lifeline. Many places like Jerusalem and Tel Aviv could be mistaken for American cities. Most people feel more in danger visiting Chicago and Los Angeles than Israel. Cliff is bringing his wife and children on some of these trips.
If you have further questions or wish to reserve a spot, please fill out the form below. Be sure to review the dates and itinerary located at the links at the top of this page. (If you are on a mobile device, click on the three parallel lines at the upper left hand corner of your screen).