To the Field of Stars: A Pilgrim's Journey to Santiago de Compostela

To the Field of Stars: A Pilgrim's Journey to Santiago de Compostela

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by Kevin A. Codd
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802825923

ISBN-13: 9780802825926

Pub. Date: 03/15/2008

Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company

"Pilgrimage" is a strange notion to our modern, practical minds. How many of us have walked to a distant holy place in order to draw nearer to God? Yet the pilgrimage experience is growing these days in various parts of the world.

Seeking to take stock of his life, Kevin Codd set out in July 2003 on a pilgrimage that would profoundly change his life. To the Field

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"Pilgrimage" is a strange notion to our modern, practical minds. How many of us have walked to a distant holy place in order to draw nearer to God? Yet the pilgrimage experience is growing these days in various parts of the world.

Seeking to take stock of his life, Kevin Codd set out in July 2003 on a pilgrimage that would profoundly change his life. To the Field of Stars tells the fascinating story of his unusual spiritual and physical journey on foot across Spain to Santiago de Compostela, the traditional burial place of the apostle James the Greater. Each brief chapter chronicling Codd's thirty-five-day trek is dedicated to one or two days on the road. Codd shares tales of other pilgrims, his own changes of perspective, and his challenges and triumphs along the way - all told with a disarming candor.

Seen through the eyes of a Catholic priest who honors the religious worldview that originally gave rise to these medieval odysseys, "pilgrimage" comes to life and takes on new meaning in these pages.

About the Author:
Kevin A. Codd is a Roman Catholic priest of the Diocese of Spokane, Washington

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802825926
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
03/15/2008
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
177,199
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Field of Stars     ix
Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port     3
I've Been to the Mountaintop     10
Peregrino     21
Poor Fermin     30
Pilgrim Paella     37
Hospitality Is Everything     51
The Eighth Day     59
Life Measured in Feet     67
First Tears     74
In the Spiritual Heart of the Camino     79
On Sin and Suffering     86
Paella Redux     91
A Vision of Light     100
Brothers     105
Cures, Crusades, and Dancing Stars     111
Girasoles     116
A Good Shepherd     123
Slow Moe     135
The Children of Bethlehem     143
The Children of Bethlehem: An Alternate View     149
Sandals Lost and Family Found     155
El Santisimo     161
Matamoros or Peregino?     168
My Own Damn Fault     174
Shock and Awe     181
Cross and a Conscience     188
Visitations     197
Our Camino     207
Ai-la-la-le-lo     211
Planning Our Attack     220
Under the Oak Trees     226
Seventy-Five Verses for Seventy-Five Kilometers     233
So Close Yet So Far Yet So Close     240
A Rest and Then the Rest     247
And the Stars Dance     251
"And the Pilgrim from America..."     261
Conclusion: The Field of Stars     268
Afterword     270

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To the Field of Stars: A Pilgrim's Journey to Santiago de Compostela 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book! I read it 4 times. Once you start reading you can't put it down. I highly recommend this book.
Beth_Pearson More than 1 year ago
I felt as though I was taking the journey with Kevin. Is writing was so real and down to Earth. His journey took on its own life. For those thinking about walking the Camino I would definitely read Kevin's book. It is very visual without the use of photos. I'm hooked can't wait till I take my own journey.