By Lynn Austin
We all come across occasions while our spirit feels dry, while doubt looms.
The chance to travel Israel got here at a great time. For months, my existence has been a senseless plodding via precious regimen, as monotonous as an all-night shift on an meeting line. existence will get that approach occasionally, while not anything particular is incorrect however the global round us turns out tired of colour. Even my weekly worship stories and day-by-day quiet instances with God have felt as dry and rancid as final year's crackers. I'm ashamed to admit the malaise I've felt. i've been given loads. Shouldn't a Christian's existence be an considerable one, as fascinating as Christmas morning, as cheerful as Easter Sunday?
With gripping honesty, Lynn Austin pens her struggles with religious dryness in a season of loss and undesirable swap. Tracing her travels all through Israel, Austin seamlessly weaves occasions and insights from the note . . . and in doing so reveals a renewed ardour for prayer and encouragement for her spirit, now lively and hope.
"While Christian novelist Lynn Austin's journey of the Holy Land revives her personal parched religious stroll, the impressions she stocks and the connections she makes whereas traveling the land the place miracles occurred are perceptive and illuminating....While readers will take pleasure in her cozy, narrative type, the options she stocks, the questions she asks, and the conclusions she attracts are either humbling and convicting. suggest this booklet to those that can have or will commute to Israel, but additionally to people who search to resume their Christian dedication and want a novel way to begin." CBA Retailers+Resources
"At first, i assumed the most important promoting aspect of this used to be that it was once written by way of a widely known Christian fiction author, a girl who's cherished through a lot of our clients who learn her stuff. She has bought greater than one million copies of her books and is an eight-time Christy Award winner! so that you be aware of she is a considerate, proficient, healthy writer. As you could inform from the sub-title, the following she encounters God in ways in which deeper her religion and discipleship, kicks her out of her non secular dry spell, and awakens new wishes for God's state -- all through happening a Holy Land tour. This particularly is the genuine deal, and he or she tells of her trip (the literal one, and the metaphorical one) during this very, really nice book. there's gripping honesty and beautiful, easy Bible reflections, created whereas 'on location' all through Israel." HeartsandMindsBooks.com
"Austin, recognized for her wealth of fiction, has authored an excellent piece of nonfiction. Relaying her pilgrimage to Israel bargains 4 merits for readers: First, the volume of biblical heritage she contains is large. moment, her titanic Bible wisdom provides intensity to her accounting of this journey. 3rd, her interpretation and comparability of the previous testomony and today's global and what which may suggest for today's Christians makes this nearly a devotional e-book. eventually, her transparency finds her personal religious wishes and the way this journey met a lot of them and adjusted her middle. Pilgrimage[/i] is suitable for any church library assortment and is efficacious as a source for a ebook dialogue team, of curiosity to either males and women." --Church Libraries