Chip Lusko, a staff pastor at Calvary Chapel of Albuquerque, N.M., and producer of The Jesus Boat documentary, agreed.
"We walk by faith not by sight, but still there's a part of us that does like to have something tangible," he
"This is not a holy relic ... but frankly it's nice to see something physical from the time of Jesus.
It just complements our faith, it doesn't create it."
In The Jesus Boat documentary, Lusko
parallels the boat's survival with the preservation of the nation of Israel.
"We try to dovetail the story between the fact that the boat was found just yards away from a meeting that took place ... to begin strategizing for the independence of Israel in 1945," Lusko