Jul 07, Jodi Gehr rated it it was amazing. LOVED it! I took this book on pilgrimage to Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, using it as a guide for reflection. It served that purpose and so much more! It will be a book that I return to again and again. My pilgrimage reflections are at BeingBenedictine.
A Beautiful Journey This is a journey drawing on Celtic and Benedictine practices using scripture, reflection, and contemplation which draws the reader deeper and deeper into the heart of spirituality. Well worth the read.
Jul 16, Sharon rated it it was amazing. Great book for self-directed retreat! Oct 22, Patricia Mckenna rated it it was amazing. What does it mean to be a pilgrim on a pilgrimage? The Soul of a Pilgrim seeks to answer this question with us. Being on a spiritual journey is not new to most but to define yourself as a pilgrim is more than just being a traveler. I would say it is by way of seeking that makes the difference. The author speaks of letting some things find you and not to push to hard to understand but let it wash over you. I enjoyed the juxtaposition of the story of the physical move of the author to Ireland and What does it mean to be a pilgrim on a pilgrimage?
I enjoyed the juxtaposition of the story of the physical move of the author to Ireland and her inner spiritual journey. The book is more about being open and taking chances.
I liked the creative praying the scriptures with immersing yourself into the story and speaking interiorly with the characters. I also, liked the photographic walks where you receive photos instead of taking photos. Using photography as meditation was a new concept to me and I love photography.
I thought the biblical reflections by John Valters Paintner, the authors husband was the best part of the book. The introduction seemed a little new age like with yoga and meditation for me, this traditional Catholic. The reflections are explaining how to do Lectio Divina, which is a very Catholic way of prayer and bible study.
The writing exploration through midrash is an ancient Jewish practice of explaining problems encountered in bible study. There is a part in Chapter 6 of the book about being okay with feeling uncomfortable. That may be a way of realizing something you need to learn and this spoke to me of letting things happen and not pushing so hard. Intentional silence and intentional letting go of control is freedom. Our lives are full of Holy Saturday experiences. I was definitely left wanting more which is a good thing.
May 15, Peggy Geiger rated it really liked it Shelves: owned , favorites , giveaway. Genre: Religion and spirituality The author has structured the book into eight segments of spiritual guides designed to assist the reader on an inner pilgrimage. Excerpt from the book: "Missing you" scrawled on a postcard sent home, but you don't follow with "wish you were here. Chapter 1 "The Practice of Hearing the Call and Responding" The first chapter deals with the concept of the discovery of our true selves after stripping away all self-deception, self-criti Genre: Religion and spirituality The author has structured the book into eight segments of spiritual guides designed to assist the reader on an inner pilgrimage.
Chapter 1 "The Practice of Hearing the Call and Responding" The first chapter deals with the concept of the discovery of our true selves after stripping away all self-deception, self-criticism, self-inflation, masks, expectations and judgments. Loss of a job, health, a friend, a sense of identity, financial security or a marriage can be acknowledged in sorrow - acceptance of the loss can lead to renewed vision and life. The author takes a page from the "one door closes, another opens" school of thought. Chapter 2 "The Practice of Packing Lightly" Traveling teaches us what essentials need to be packed and carried along with you.
You also learn what can be left behind to lighten your load.
The same principal applies to our spiritual baggage as we start on the pilgrimage. You have, in your power, the ability to decide which attitudes, beliefs and expectations can journey along with you and which one can discarded. Less truly is better, baggage of any kind is heavy. Chapter 4 "The Practice of Making the Way by Walking" Excerpt: "On a true pilgrimage, we soon discover that the journey has its own rhythm and momentum.
We realize, if our hearts are listening, that there are secret destinations that reveal themselves as our path unfolds. We are advised to let spiritual wisdom guide us safely on our way.
The eight guides are thought provoking and profound steps to complete the spiritual journey. Our journey is a lifelong voyage. Excerpt: "The journey transforms us so we may be ready for our destination. ARC courtesy of the author and publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Jul 21, Ann Yeong rated it it was amazing. As someone who has embarked on the Journey Within for some years, the experience of reading The Soul of A Pilgrim was singularly powerful for me.
As I read about each of the eight practices, I instantly recognised a time in my own journey where I had been called to take up that very invitation. This is a beautifully contemplative read. It is meant to be pondered upon and prayed with. Each chapter is accompanied by suggestions for Lectio Divina, a writing exploration Midrash , and a Contemplative Photography exercise.
Each chapter is also brought to a close by a profound and beautiful reflection based on a Scripture passage by John Valters Paintner - the author's husband. If you are someone who has been feeling the tug to "enter within"; if you are someone who desires to explore the interior landscapes of your own soul and to begin what the saints variously refer to as the journey into the Interior Castle St. Teresa of Avila or the ascent to Mt Carmel St.
John of the Cross , this book could be a your guide. Pilgrim, do you hear the call? May 25, Claire Bangasser rated it it was amazing. This book came at the right time in my life. I had finally accepted the need to leave a place very dear to me. Any time life ousts us from our places of security, we are called upon to bring ourselves fully present to our experience. We honor that even unbidden journeys can take us to places where we en This book came at the right time in my life.
We honor that even unbidden journeys can take us to places where we encounter God more closely.
I have spent days walking, sixty-eight days the first time, then thirty days, then fewer and fewer. I also made a pilgrimage once to Dharamsala to listen to the Dalai Lama.
A seeker by nature, I have gone on inner pilgrimages most of my life. Also, next year, we will be taking our children and grandchildren on a short pilgrimage to Santiago to celebrate my 70th birthday. This book came as a preparation for it. The Soul of a Pilgrim is meaningful on several levels, levels which are presented by Christine and her husband John. Those levels are identified as practices: hearing the call and responding; packing lightly; crossing the threshold; making the way by walking; being uncomfortable; beginning again; embracing the unknown; and coming home.
Aug 18, Richard Lewis rated it it was amazing. I am a daily practitioner of centering prayer. Silent prayer is a special time for me. I need silence. Christine's book, The Soul of a Pilgrim, came along at a perfect time for me. This book has both complemented and deepened my contemplative practices. Christine's book has taken me on a pilgrimage. It has challenged me to explore new contemplative practices. I have rediscovered Lectio Divina. Previously, I was just not able to do it.
I now find that I can! I have added Lectio Divina to my daily I am a daily practitioner of centering prayer. I have added Lectio Divina to my daily practice. I enjoy photography. I also want to incorporate photography into my contemplative practices. Christine mentions contemplative photography within each chapter. I love this quote from her book. This is how I now try to begin each day. Read The Soul of a Pilgrim! You will not be disappointed!
This is a very good read and I plan to re-visit it either before or during my Sabbatical. Dec 25, Gwen Velsor rated it it was amazing. Beautiful book for those preparing for pilgrimage, either physically or spiritually. I go back again and again to read my highlighted notes. May 30, Deitra rated it it was amazing. Love her perspective, made me think more deeply. Marie rated it liked it Aug 31, Julie McIntyre rated it really liked it Sep 25, Nancy rated it it was amazing Dec 06, Kim Buchanan rated it really liked it Aug 13, Andrea Lewis rated it it was amazing Mar 20, Lisal Kayati Roberts rated it it was amazing Sep 26, Sarah Galaro rated it it was amazing Apr 15, Helen rated it really liked it Dec 10, Kathy rated it it was amazing Dec 27, Apr 11, Ian rated it it was amazing Shelves: christian-non-fiction.
I came to this book seeking to discover the "meaning" behind a pilgrimage. Did I need to travel on a physical journey in seeking to find whatever it was I'm seeking or simply to experience one each day with Jesus? Call it a yearning, for something more. To experience more of God, to realise a life fully immersed in surrender to Him. This book helped bring clarity in such a gentle way. Christine Valters Paintner mirrors her spiritual pilgrimage with the physical one that she and her husband have e I came to this book seeking to discover the "meaning" behind a pilgrimage.
Christine Valters Paintner mirrors her spiritual pilgrimage with the physical one that she and her husband have experienced in recent years, firstly in moving from the US to Austria and then onto their current abode in Galway, Ireland.
Joan R. Specht, a spiritual director, bereavement coordinator, and retreat facilitator, received her Doctor of Ministry Degree from St. Mary of the Lake University in. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for A Pilgrim's Journey: Dance of Discovery at bybowenuromi.ga Read honest and unbiased product reviews from.
This is one of those books that lingers in you. In a really good way. I borrow this next paragraph from another reviewer unfortunately they go by the anonymous title of "Amazon Customer" as she wrote it so well: "The book describes eight practices to help the pilgrim on the road. Rather we come as learners, ready to traverse the spiral as many times as it takes. They let this desire lead them to wild edges. But Paintner describes similar concerns throughout her pilgrimage.
But it's usually the scariest decisions we make that are the most fulfilling especially when we feel completely ill-equipped. Organizers also help pilgrims clear their schedules to attend — including arranging dog-sitting or a ride from the bus station, if necessary.
An important component is what happens following the pilgrimage. Reunions are held — some as often as bi-weekly — for follow-up and continued support. Tags: cursillo , pilgrimage , synod of lakes and prairies , synod school. Carol Rudesill left and the Rev. Agency: Presbyterian Mission Agency Tags: cursillo , pilgrimage , synod of lakes and prairies , synod school Topics:.
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