Walking to Jerusalem: Endurance and Hope on a Pilgrimage from London to the Holy Land

Walking to Jerusalem: Endurance and Hope on a Pilgrimage from London to the Holy Land

by Justin Butcher


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A moving and informative narrative of a six-month walk from LondontoJerusalemon the centenary of the Balfour Declarations.

On the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, which was also the fiftieth anniversary of the since the Six-day War and the tenth anniversary of the Blockade of Gaza, Justin Butcher—along with ten other companions (and another hundred joining him at points along the way)—walked from LondontoJerusalemas an act of solidarity, penance, and hope.

Weaving in history of the Holy Land as he moves across Europe, from Balfour and Christian Zionism,tocolonialism andJerusalemSyndrome, from desert spiritualitytothe lives of his fellow travelers,WalkingtoJerusalemis a chronicle of serendipity, the hilarious, the infuriating, and, occasionally, an encounter with the Divine.

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ISBN-13: 9781643132112
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 09/03/2019
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 391,881
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Justin Butcherattended Oxford University and then trained at the Drama Studio London. He has worked all over the world as actor, writer, director and musician and has worked extensively as creative consultant in the business, government and voluntary sectors, across the U.K. and Europe, Russia, the Middle East and Africa.

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