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The Soul of a Pilgrim: Eight Practices for the Journey Within
by Christine Valters Paintner
"This creative, moving book beckons the pilgrim into the inner journey through daily life. Deeply grounded in creative spiritual practices, it is both a guidebook and an inspiration."
Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook
Author of Pilgrimage—The Sacred Art
"Of all the books that Christine Paintner has written, this is by far my personal favorite. To refer to it as a comprehensive manual for the journey doesn't do justice to the incredible richness of its resources. It definitely reawakened the inner pilgrim in me!"
Wil Hernandez, Obl. O.S.B.
Founder and Executive Director
"Making our own pilgrimage to the heart inside our heart is perhaps the most challenging and yet most rewarding journey we can make. The Soul of a Pilgrim is the perfect companion to have in our pocket along the way."
"Christine Valters Paintner and her husband John beckon the reader toward a transformative way of pilgrimage. Poetry, practices, and midrash weave this wisdom into daily life."
Mary C. Earle
Author of Marvelously Made: Gratefulness and the Body
"Christine Valters Paintner's latest work is an invitation to take leave of the familiar and go on pilgrimage—not necessarily by traveling abroad, but by simplifying one's life, letting go of pre-conceived and perhaps deeply rooted notions, and opening oneself up to the Spirit of wisdom in one's heart. Complemented by the scriptural reflections of her husband, John, and her own creative poetry, this marvelous book takes the reader on a journey of discovery that can profoundly change the direction of one's life."
Author of Pilgrimage: Exploring a Great Spiritual Practice