“When Yahweh became a man, he was a homeless vagrant. He walked through Palestine proclaiming that a mysterious kingdom had arrived… He called people to follow him, and that meant walking.” (Charles Foster, The Sacred Journey)
The Sacred Journey by Charles Foster is a volume in The Ancient Practices Series from Thomas Nelson. this volume, like the rest of the series, is excellent.
the concept and metaphor of journey is a wonderful way to think about the spiritual life. like a journey, the spiritual life is full of ups and downs, roadblocks, bumps, storms, and times of smooth sailing.
Foster’s The Sacred Journey is part theological and spiritual text, part biographical, and part great story telling.
early in the book, in the Preface, Foster states, about the book: “I have tried to articulate a theology of pilgrimage.”
The Sacred Journey has received mixed reviews and feedback. it seems to stem from the fact that this book is not your typical conservative evangelical text. in fact, a few of the volumes in The Ancient Practices Series would rub some people the wrong way. this is unforetunate.
The Sacred Journey is well-written and a delight to read. it is defintely worth reading. it will enrich your spiritual jounrney greatly.
*Full Disclosure: I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson through “Book Sneeze.” They give free books to bloggers for honest reviews.*