A Journey of Sea and Stone: How Holy Places Guide and Renew Us

A Journey of Sea and Stone: How Holy Places Guide and Renew Us


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Over the last twenty years spiritual director, teacher, and pilgrim Tracy Balzer has made more than a dozen transatlantic visits to Scotland's Isle of Iona, welcoming the hallowed spaces of the island to sculpt, bend, and sustain her spiritually. "It might be said that Iona has been my spiritual director," says Balzer, for with each visit she is freshly confronted by key questions of faith: Who am I? Who is God? What am I to do with my life?

Set against the backdrop of Iona's deep Christian history and exquisite natural beauty, A Journey of Sea and Stone explores these questions, prompting each of us to reach for meaning in our daily lives and to consider the myriad ways God might be inviting us into something new. Tapping our innate desire to seek and find, to encounter God in creation and in the history of faithful people, Balzer guides us in our own journeys to cultivate and find sustenance and connection in sacred spaces.

Deep passages of reflection are complemented by rich illustrations reflecting the island's stunning terrain and Celtic heritage, providing spiritual seekers and armchair travelers a fresh entr‚e into the world of the sacred, wherever they may be.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506464596
Publisher: Broadleaf Books
Publication date: 06/08/2021
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Tracy Balzer is a speaker, spiritual director, retreat leader, and an oblate at Subiaco Abbey. She is the author of Thin Places, A Listening Life, and Permission to Ponder, The founder and leader of Sea & Stone Journeys, she organizes spiritual pilgrimages to the British Isles. Tracy also hosts the podcast A Listening Life, where she guides listeners through the prayerful practice of lectio divina. Tracy lives in Siloam Springs, Arkansas where she serves as director of Christian formation at John Brown University.

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