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In The Sacred Journey Charles Foster explores our nomadic subconscious as he guides us through a straight forward lesson on pilgrimage, using examples from his own journey's around the world as well as side by side scripture references from the Bible and other Holy books. Foster explains what it means to be a pilgrim in our daily lives while still listening for a call take those first steps of a larger pilgrimage. Although not everyone is called to pack a ruck-sack and hitch hike to Jerusalem, there is an emphasis for both the weary traveler and the daily pilgrim to remain open-minded on their journey instead of focusing on the sometimes hazy destination. I found Foster's style of writing quite easy to follow even though I did find myself pondering his opinions on several occasions, which has aided me in finding my own view of pilgrimage. Although I did not always agree with Foster's stance on some aspects of the modern Christian pilgrim, it was fantastic to see a writer who stuck with his conviction throughout the book. Charles Foster delivers an engaging read that will challenge and encourage anyone contemplating the meaning of daily pilgrimage and for those on the dusty path, The Sacred Journey will provide an encouraging framework for meditation and an insight into what it means to be in the pilgrimage instead of just on a long walk putting one foot in front of the other. I would recommend Charles Foster's The Sacred Journey to those who like to put down a book knowing they've learned something about themselves or come away with a new way of thinking, even a personal challenge to live like the pilgrims we have been called to be.
Thank you to Booksneeze for providing me with a free copy of The Sacred Journey by: Charles Foster to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own and have not been influenced in any way.