Pilgrimage: My Journey to a Deeper Faith in the Land Where Jesus Walked by Lynn Austin | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Pilgrimage: My Journey to a Deeper Faith in the Land Where Jesus Walked

Pilgrimage: My Journey to a Deeper Faith in the Land Where Jesus Walked

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by Lynn Austin
     
 

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We all encounter times when our spirit feels dry, when doubt looms.

The opportunity to tour Israel came at a good time. For months, my life has been a mindless plodding through necessary routine, as monotonous as an all-night shift on an assembly line. Life gets that way sometimes, when nothing specific is wrong but the world around us seems drained

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We all encounter times when our spirit feels dry, when doubt looms.

The opportunity to tour Israel came at a good time. For months, my life has been a mindless plodding through necessary routine, as monotonous as an all-night shift on an assembly line. Life gets that way sometimes, when nothing specific is wrong but the world around us seems drained of color. Even my weekly worship experiences and daily quiet times with God have felt as dry and stale as last year's crackers. I'm ashamed to confess the malaise I've felt. I have been given so much. Shouldn't a Christian's life be an abundant one, as exciting as Christmas morning, as joyful as Easter Sunday?

With gripping honesty, Lynn Austin pens her struggles with spiritual dryness in a season of loss and unwanted change. Tracing her travels throughout Israel, Austin seamlessly weaves events and insights from the Word . . . and in doing so finds a renewed passion for prayer and encouragement for her spirit, now full of life and hope.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
10/14/2013
Best known for her works of historical fiction, Austin (Chronicles of the Kings) details a personal visit to the Holy Land in her first non-fiction book. Austin and her husband made this trip during a period when she felt bogged down by the banalities of life and spiritually bereft. While she mentions the loss of three close family members, her doldrums seem to be anchored in her new position as an empty nester, an unwelcome change of life for her. Travelling with an organized tour group, they visit biblical sites (Hezekiah’s tunnel, Calvary), as well as historical ones (Israel’s Holocaust memorial, Fortress of Latrun war memorial). Chronicling both physical and spiritual aspects of her journey, Austin’s story is part travel journal, part biblical recounting and reflection, part history lesson, and part personal insight. While Austin’s unhappiness over her physical separation from three grown children may fail to resonate with some readers, her search for a renewed source of joy after loss is sure to be familiar to many. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441262196
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/05/2013
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
182,581
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Bestselling author Lynn Austin has sold more than one million copies of her books worldwide. She is an eight-time Christy Award winner for her historical novels, as well as a popular speaker at retreats and conventions. Lynn and her husband have raised three children and live near Chicago.
Lynn Austin has sold more than one and a half million copies of her books worldwide. A former teacher who now writes and speaks full-time, she has won eight Christy Awards for her historical fiction. One of those novels, Hidden Places, has also been made into an Original Hallmark Channel movie. Lynn and her husband have raised three children and make their home in western Michigan. Learn more at www.lynnaustin.org.

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