The Sacred Journey

The Sacred Journey by Charles Foster
From The Ancient Practices Series

I have thoroughly enjoyed and grown with each book in this series. And I am convinced that the ancient practices are the things that are needed if we are to regain our footing in our fast-paced, materialistic, and narcissistic culture.

This book, like the rest, stretched my worldview, gave me an appreciation for my faith heritage, and gave me the desire to go on pilgrimage.

Just to clarify, a pilgrimage is not a vacation. A pilgrimage differs from a vacation trip as Communion/Lord's Supper/Eucharist differs from an after meal trip to Baskin-Robbins. A pilgrimage is a trip of searching - for clarity, significance, or perhaps an encounter with God.

I have been on one pilgrimage in my life and it was one of the most difficult and enriching things I have done; worth every penny, any pain, and all of the struggles.

Here are some of the most thought provoking ideas of the book:
  • pg. 14 - Christianity as an eastern religion; and most dominant in the west, where it is least likely to be understood!
  • pg. 36 - Chapter 3 - Bias to the Wanderer - in the stories of scripture, God seems to have a bias towards the wanderer. Especially liked the comments on Cain & Abel.
  • pg. 125 - Thin places; the places where the space between heaven and earth becomes more narrow.
Read this little book AND then go on a pilgrimage!

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