A wide ranging deep dive with the brilliant author and director, Dr. Jean-Pierre Isbouts. We cover a lot about his fascinating new book, Mapping America, The Amazing Story of America’s Birth as Told Through Maps and it’s influence on America. Plus we touch on his other work on life after physical death and his thoughts on Jesus.

Dr. Jean-Pierre Isbouts is a humanities scholar, bestselling author and award-winning filmmaker, specializing in European history, the culture of the Near East and Renaissance art. A doctoral professor at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, CA, he gained worldwide renown with his 2006 book The Biblical World, which became an international bestseller and is now in its fourth print. This success led to a series of National Geographic books, including the bestsellers In the Footsteps of Jesus (2011) and The Story of Christianity (2014).

Prof. Isbouts has been featured on a number of radio and television shows, including, most recently, the December 2015 BBC TV special on Leonardo da Vinci, and the upcoming documentary The Mona Lisa Code for PBS.

His other books are Ten Prayers that Changed the World, from Abraham to Gandhi and Young Leonardo, which argues that Leonardo was not the favored court artist in Milan that traditional scholarship holds him to be.

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