However, as Foster unpacked (or should I say back-packed) the process, I found myself drawn into the journey.
He explores the ancient practice of pilgrimage, relays his own travels to sacred sites, interviews modern day pilgrims, and mines the minds of historians and theologians on the subject.
I would especially recommend this book for pastors preparing for sabbatical, and those sensing the need to "get away" -- even for a weekend. The book is refreshing, and I gleaned much from the read.
It made me want to go climb a mountain and find a monastary.
(A complimentary copy of this book was provided to me from Thomas Nelson Publishers for review on this blog.)