Pilgrim by David Whyte Book Summary:
In his 7th volume of poetry, David Whyte looks at the great questions of human life through the eyes of the pilgrim: someone passing through relatively quickly, someone dependent on friendship, hospitality and help from friends and strangers alike, someone for whom the nature of the destination changes step by as it approaches, and someone who is subject to the vagaries of wind and weather along the way.The poems in Pilgrim explore themes of departure, shelter, companionship, deep friendship and the necessary transformations of friendship, the struggles at crucial thresholds and the arrivals that always become further departures, offering companionship along the way.
A Maverick Pilgrim Way by Mary Jane Walker Book Summary:
Join Mary Jane as she treks along the winding ancient roads of pilgrims, across the continent of Europe and beyond. All across Europe, and beyond into Turkey and the Middle East, there is a maze of walks on which to make incredible discoveries and have plenty of adventures. The best-known is the Camino de Santiago trail, or St James Way, along which a symbolic scallop shell marks the way. Mary Jane hopes to complete it in its entirety, one section at a timeAncient pilgrim trails still in use today traverse nations and mountain ranges across Europe and into the eastern Mediterranean region.So, strap on your backpack, your walking boots and come along for the ride. Discover little-known walkways and pilgrim trails dating back hundreds of years, as Mary Jane sets out to cover as much ground as she can.Pilgrim ways aren’t just for the religious. People of all ages and walks of life come to walk them. The journey becomes one of learning about other cultures and their interconnected histories and stories. Mary Jane shares her experiences of this in A Maverick Pilgrim Way. Racking up many a kilometre all over Europe, and east of Istanbul, Mary Jane sets out along the way in in a great variety of places, from Ireland and Portugal in the west to Russia and Turkey in the east. The landscapes and jaw-dropping scenery are one thing – while the people, cultures and histories are another.Walking through cities and over the countryside has been a humbling experience, one in which Mary Jane has met the people and got up close and personal with each of the cultures and countries she visited. Follow Mary Jane as she makes her way along ancient trading routes and pilgrim paths, and learn about the people she meets, the experiences of her journey and a history of pilgrimages across Europe and the Mediterranean.
I Am Pilgrim: A Thriller by Terry Hayes Book Summary:
The astonishing story of one man's breakneck race against time...and an implacable enemy. An anonymous young woman murdered in a run-down hotel, all identifying characteristics dissolved by acid. A father publicly beheaded in the blistering heat of a Saudi Arabian public square. A notorious Syrian biotech expert found eyeless in a Damascus junkyard. Smoldering human remains on a remote mountainside in Afghanistan. A flawless plot to commit an appalling crime against humanity. One path links them all, and only one man can make the journey. Pilgrim.
John Calvin: Pilgrim and Pastor by W. Robert Godfrey Book Summary:
An introduction to the essential life and thought of one of history's most influential theologians, who considered himself first and foremost a pilgrim and a pastor. July 10, 2009, marks the five-hundredth anniversary of the birth of John Calvin. As controversial as he was influential, his critics have named a judgmental and joyless attitude after him, while his admirers celebrate him as the principal theologian of Reformed Christianity. Yet his impact is unmistakable-a primary developer of western civilization whose life and work have deeply affected five centuries' worth of pastors, scholars, and individuals. What will surprise the readers of this book, however, is that Calvin did not live primarily to influence future generations. Rather, he considered himself first and foremost a spiritual pilgrim and a minister of the Word in the church of his day. It was from that "essential" Calvin that all his influence flowed. Here is an introduction to Calvin's life and thought and essence: a man who moved people not through the power of personality but through passion for the Word, a man who sought to serve the gospel in the most humble of roles.
Daily Life in the Pilgrim Colony 1636 by Paul Erickson Book Summary:
Who were the Pilgrims? This handsome photo essay examines the daily life of one family in a Pilgrim settlement in 1636 in the context of the workings of the entire colony. Readers will meet the members of Prentiss family, who live and work in the Plymouth Colony. Each one—including the children—has an important role to play. The routines of the household, food, dress, labor, leisure time, religion and government, health and medicine, and special occasions such as the First Thanksgiving are among the many topics examined. Also highlighted are the circumstances that led to the Pilgrims’ voyage to the New World, what they found, their relations with the Indians who were already living there, and how they set about building and maintaining their settlement. This large-format book features clear text and informative sidebars packed with authentic details. Full-color photographs that show actual sites and artifacts and provide an accurate pictorial account of the Pilgrims’ life more than 300 years ago.
Pilgrim: Book Five of the Wayfarer Redemption by Sara Douglass Book Summary:
Pilgrim, Book Five of the Wayfarer Redemption from Sara DouglassThe Star Gate is destroyed and the Star Dance is dead. Icarii Enchanters, gods, and humans alike are helpless as the TimeKeeper Demons lay waste to Tencendor. There must be hope left, but no one knows where to find it. Death lurks in every twist of the Maze, but only those who have the courage to endure death can learn the secrets of the ancient enemy.Caelum SunSoar and his parents know that the only way is to discover the ancient secrets that lay trapped in the mountain Star Finger, and Faraday, martyred heroine, grows ever fearful -- and ever bitter. Must she lose everything to the land?
Reluctant Housemates (Pilgrim Cove) (Volume 3) by Linda Barrett Book Summary:
Pilgrim Cove—where love can be as powerful as the ocean next door. On the surface, Pilgrim Cove seems like any other coastal town. Picturesque and peaceful with long stretches of unspoiled beach, fresh ocean breezes and the sense of time passing slowly. However…. …only in Pilgrim Cove live a group of friends called the ROMEOs whose sole aim to take care of the town. …only in Pilgrim Cove stands a unique house right on the beach. Sea View House. A very special place—some say magical—to the people who reside there each season. …and only in Pilgrim Cove are strangers welcomed, while everyone else takes a front row seat as a love story unfolds. Reluctant Housemates is the third of the four-book Pilgrim Cove series. Pilgrim Cove native Rachel Goodman has come home for one good reason: to prove to the town and her family that she’s not a loser. She’d graduated from high school—barely—and gone to college on a swimming scholarship. And now the swimming jock is the new assistant principal for academic studies at Pilgrim Cove High. Her uphill battle to win over the teachers and improve test scores might have gone well except…. Marine biologist Jack Levine has a woman in every port and his boat, The Wanderer, is his most prized possession. When he winds up teaching science in Pilgrim Cove, he finds that he likes the small town very much. So what if he doesn’t follow the rules at school? So what if his boss finds him difficult to work with? As for being housemates at Sea View House…? Well, that’s nearly impossible. Except for the sparks that fly whenever they’re together. And then Jack and his boat go missing…
Grace Notes: Daily Readings with a Fellow Pilgrim by Philip Yancey Book Summary:
" “There is no writer in the evangelical world that I admire and appreciate more.” - Billy Graham Philip Yancey’s words—captured in his many bestselling books—have influenced the lives of millions of readers by strengthening their faith, building their hope, sparking their creativity, and challenging their comfort zones. If you’re one of those readers, you know personally how his insights have affected your mind and heart. And if you’re new to Yancey, you’re in for a life-altering experience. These meditations—all drawn from the beloved and bestselling writings of the author—will take you through an entire year of Yancey’s insight and imagination, covering a broad range of topics: • How to rediscover God through the wonders of nature, music, and romantic love • Why grace means you can’t do anything to make God love you more or less • What happens when you cut through preconceptions to encounter the “real” Jesus • How to renew your understanding and practice of prayer • Where you can see God in unexpected people and places • How to cope when life crashes in around you Every day, experience the best from a beloved author who, with freshness, clarity, and energy, has so brilliantly articulated God’s wonderful but mysterious relationship with you. "
Like a Tramp, Like A Pilgrim: On Foot, Across Europe to Rome by Harry Bucknall Book Summary:
Watching in disbelief as his computer was struck by lightning in 2007, Harry Bucknall hadno idea that the subsequent trail of events would lead him to Rome – five years later, on foot.Following the Via Francigena, the ancient pilgrim path that dates back nearly two thousand years, Harry walks through England,France, Switzerland and Italy weaving a historical tapestry liberally coloured with tales of angels and saints, emperors and kings and war and revolution. He uncovers a little known route that leads him through vineyards and villages, towns and cities and over rivers and mountains to the heart of the Eternal City, Saint Peter's Basilica.Like A Tramp, Like A Pilgrim is a joyous journey of Elizabethan proportion filled with anecdote,adventure and mishap as Harry encounters the changing faces of a landscape suffused withhistory; yet his journey is perhaps most enriched by the extraordinary stories of those he meets -fellow pilgrims and locals alike - along the way.
Crosswords Bible Study: Thanksgiving The Pilgrim Saga by Sharon Lanz Book Summary:
THANKSGIVING - THE PILGRIM SAGA Take an extraordinary journey back in time to the first Thanksgiving. Discover who the Pilgrims were, their determination and courage, and their quest to establish a place of freedom to worship God without king or bishop. Each evening before Thanksgiving, gather your family to read the Pilgrim stories. As you work the puzzles and play the games, you'll have an opportunity to talk about the virtues, joys and sorrows of a people who were willing to give up everything for what they believed.
The Way of a Pilgrim and the Pilgrim Continues His Way by Anonymous Book Summary:
An essential addition to the HarperCollins Spiritual Classics series, The Way of a Pilgrim is combined in one volume with its companion work, The Pilgrim Continues His Way. Translated from the original Russian by Reginald M. French and with an introduction by Huston Smith, author of The World’s Religions, The Way of a Pilgrim is the chronicle of an anonymous nineteenth century Russian Christian’s travels and spiritual inquiries. Eye-opening and extraordinary, The Way of a Pilgrim offers a one-of-a-kind portrait of the traditions and interior life of Russian Orthodox spirituality and practice.
From the Earth to the Moon (Pilgrim Classics Annotated) by Jules Verne Book Summary:
Pilgrim Classics publishes public domain books. All of them can be found online for free .So why are we selling these books?We put our energy in offering a very pleasant reading experience. In our books you will find:- A perfectly adapted layout for Kindle HDX- A table of contents- Annotations from WikipediaThank you for reading Pilgrim Classics. We wish you a pleasant reading moment.
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) by Annie Dillard Book Summary:
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek is the story of a dramatic year in Virginia's Roanoke Valley. Annie Dillard sets out to see what she can see. What she sees are astonishing incidents of "beauty tangled in a rapture with violence." Her personal narrative highlights one year's exploration on foot in the Virginia region through which Tinker Creek runs. In the summer, Dillard stalks muskrats in the creek and contemplates wave mechanics; in the fall, she watches a monarch butterfly migration and dreams of Arctic caribou. She tries to con a coot; she collects pond water and examines it under a microscope. She unties a snake skin, witnesses a flood, and plays King of the Meadow with a field of grasshoppers. The result is an exhilarating tale of nature and its seasons.
Pilgrim Tips & Packing List Camino de Santiago: What you need to know beforehand, what you need to take, and what you can leave at home. by S. Yates Book Summary:
You have seen the movie, you have read all the novels, now you want to walk “The Way” yourself - the Camino de Santiago. But you have questions, many questions: What does the daily life of a pilgrim actually look like? How big should your backpack be and do you need xyz? What is the best time to walk the Camino? Is it dangerous to walk alone, especially as a woman? What about the dangerous dogs you have heard so much about? Are there gender-separated showers and toilets in the pilgrim hostels? And when nature calls when you are on the trail, will there be outhouses or not? How can you prevent blisters and other health problems? Will you find enough places to buy food from or restaurants to eat in? And what about if you are vegetarian – will you find adequate food to keep you going? Do you need to speak Spanish to walk the Camino? Do you need to be religious and / or baptized to do The Way? Where does the Camino start and how long does it take to walk “The Whole Way”? And, and, and ... If these are your questions, then this book is for you. Read about what you need to know beforehand, what you need to take, and what you can leave at home - which is the most important bit! Read about how to prepare for the Camino de Santiago in a book written by two experienced pilgrims and hospitaleras that, between them, have walked more than 10,000 km / 6,000 mi on European pilgrimage routes in Spain, France and Italy and have looked after, over the years, ten thousands of pilgrims in over twenty different refugios (pilgrim hostels). Some of the many topics covered in this book are: Introduction into the daily pilgrim life – So that you know what to expect and what not. Movies like “The Way” are not always true to reality ;-) Which way and when? - Choosing the right Camino for you, and yes, there is a choice! And choosing the right time to go, plus many insider tips on how to experience a somewhat quieter Camino, even in the midst of the pilgrim season. A detailed explanation of the few things you need to take, where best to buy them and what to look out for when buying them. And a longer list of things you don't need to take and the reasons why. A lot of practical background information covering pretty much every aspect of the pilgrim life. Plus pilgrim stories out of our real life experience to make it a more entertaining read and a large appendix with many useful addresses and texts. Also included is a free download link to a template that will allow you to create your very own, personalized packing list for your very own Way. If you are still unsure if this is the book you are looking for – just use the “Click to look inside” function here on Amazon to get a good impression of it. In all cases, we want to wish you a ¡Buen Camino! - A Good Way! And yes, you will pick up a few essential Spanish pilgrim terms in this book also ...
Saints and Strangers: Being the Lives of the Pilgrim Fathers & Their Families, with Their Friends & Foes; & an Account of Their Posthumous Wanderings in Limbo, Their Final Resurrection & Rise to Glory, & the Strange Pilgrimages of Plymouth Rock by George F. Willison Book Summary:
The story of the Pilgrim and the Massachusetts Bay Colony.