“Christians don’t like to read about the Holy Land — they only like to argue about it” — so I was told as I wrote my book. There’s enough truth in that comment to make me wince, yet the Holy Land is so much more than a source of political argument. It’s a real place with history, customs, and people groups. A pilgrim explores this “Land of the Holy One” with her whole body — she travels dusty roads, eats olives and hummus and ice cream, lights candles at ancient shrines, plunges into holy water, drinks wine and breaks bread, touches sacred stones, and sings at sites that hold the echoes of pilgrims past.
Whether you plan to renew your passport — or want to relive a pilgrimage you made years ago — or simply want to travel via the pages of my book — I hope you’ll become a pilgrim. You’ll discover that the Holy Land is more than the setting for an argument. Becoming a pilgrim will help you read the Bible with different eyes. It may even introduce you to the incarnate One.
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