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Beyond Even the Stars: A Compostela Pilgrim in France

Beyond Even the Stars: A Compostela Pilgrim in France

by Kevin A. Codd


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Kevin A. Codd's previous book, To the Field of Stars, has been hailed as a contemporary classic of pilgrim literature and introduced a fresh voice to the world of both travel and spiritual writing. In Beyond Even the Stars, the reader is invited to join this peripatetic American priest as he takes up the Way to Compostela, this time in Leuven, Belgium, and follows it south through much of France. His vivid descriptions of the natural world and the people he meets along the way are delightful, just as his profound reflections on life and death, love and faith, God and grace, are inspiring.

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ISBN-13: 9781532641916
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 02/16/2018
Pages: 282
Sales rank: 998,968
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Kevin A. Codd is a Roman Catholic priest presently serving as pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Spokane, Washington. From 2001 to 2007 he served as rector-president of The American College in Leuven, Belgium. While there, he was granted a doctorate by the Faculty of Theology of the KU Leuven. He is the author of To the Field of Stars: A Pilgrim’s Journey to Santiago de Compostela.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

1 The First Day of the Week 1

2 Reculer Pour Mieux Sauter 8

3 The Missionary 12

4 Following My Meuse 22

5 La Belle France 39

6 Reims 54

7 Champagne and Thunder 61

8 The Days of My Confinement 91

9 My Angels 98

10 Frères et Soeurs 115

11 Mon Père 128

12 Bernadette 137

13 The Stars of Auvergne 144

14 Father and Son 156

15 Don't Quit 171

16 One Way to Spain 181

17 Holding Up the Church 189

18 All You Saints of God 204

19 Coquille Saint-Jacques 216

20 Yes and No 225

21 For C.J. 231

22 By Hook or By Crook 250

Afterword 267

Acknowledgments 271

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From the Publisher

Beyond Even the Stars is a heartfelt and deeply inspiring book, one that will keep you up way past your bedtime. From it you will learn what the words ‘spirituality’ and ‘faith’ really mean, and you’ll be thrilled by Kevin Codd’s sharing of his adventures with you. When you finish reading it, you’ll probably want to read it again. Immediately.”

—Mitch Finley, author of The Seeker’s Guide to Being Catholic and The Gospel Truth

“Kevin Codd has provided yet another moving testimony to a pilgrimage that has captured the imagination of fellow travelers on the road to Compostela. His latest book adds texture and tenderness to his earlier work, recounts personal setbacks and triumphs, and will inspire all who look to deepen the meaning and purpose of their lives. This is a must read for all who aspire to set out on the way, those who have already made the journey and those who are merely curious to know why so many have made this pilgrim’s trek down the ages.”

—Robert Mickens, La Croix International, English Editor

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