1.26.2014

Pilgrimage: My Journey to a Deeper Faith in the Land Where Jesus Walked By Lynn Austin

We all encounter times when our spirit feels dry, when doubt looms.The opportunity to tour Israel came at a good time. For months, my life has been a mindless plodding through necessary routine, as monotonous as an all-night shift on an assembly line. Life gets that way sometimes, when nothing specific is wrong but the world around us seems drained of color. Even my weekly worship experiences and daily quiet times with God have felt as dry and stale as last year's crackers. I'm ashamed to confess the malaise I've felt. I have been given so much. Shouldn't a Christian's life be an abundant one, as exciting as Christmas morning, as joyful as Easter Sunday?

With gripping honesty, Lynn Austin pens her struggles with spiritual dryness in a season of loss and unwanted change. Tracing her travels throughout Israel, Austin seamlessly weaves events and insights from the Word . . . and in doing so finds a renewed passion for prayer and encouragement for her spirit, now full of life and hope.

Felt like I was on a personal tour of Israel, with just words, no pictures, I had a deeper sense of what it must feel like to be blind. This book opened my eyes in so many ways, and deepened my faith and trust. Sometimes we all go through a spiritual dry spell and we have to remember that whatever we go through is all for His glory, not ours. A great read. Austin paints a vivid picture of the Holy places where Jesus walked.


"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".

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