A brand new digital tool from the Church may have opened up even more opportunities to study the Savior’s mortal ministry through augmented reality. A three-dimensional, interactive map of the Holy Land allows for a truly unique Come, Follow Me experience where families can—almost literally—follow the footsteps of Jesus Christ.
The interactive map includes 22 pinned locations throughout the Holy Land and 91 events and teachings recorded in the four Gospels, like the baptism of Christ and the Sermon on the Mount. The map also includes scripture stories in locations that may be lesser known to members, like the cursing of the fig tree (event 65) or the healing of Peter’s mother-in-law (event 20). Each of the 91 events contains a related scripture, video, article, and/or image to help provide deeper insights into the event.
Each pinned location is marked by a small white circle and illustration, giving a preview of what events or teachings took place there and providing helpful spacial context for some of the cities Christ frequented in relation to one another.
You can access the augmented reality map through virtualtours.churchofjesuschrist.org/lifeofchristmap/ or by scanning the QR code on the back cover of the February 2023 Liahona.
To move around the map, right-click and drag with your mouse and use the left, right, up, and down keys on your keyboard. To learn more about the location’s events and teachings, click on the white circle hovering over the location.