Have Christians rejected pilgrimage? The Israelites knew it. David knew it. The writer of "Hebrews" knew it. John Bunyan knew it. 'Blessed are those whose strength is in You. They have set their hearts on pilgrimage' (Psalm 84:5). We are strangers and pilgrims here. We're passing through this place, on a sacred journey to somewhere else. Charles Foster explores the approaching of each day as a pilgrimage - a chance to move one step closer to our ultimate goal and to experience tastes of that goal, even now, through prayerful awareness, study, and meditation. Culling from his many journeys across the globe, Foster explores the very definition of pilgrimage: a journey to the most holy locations of our faith. This is at once both internal and external, and the author shows us how the two intersect. A best-selling author and barrister in Oxford, Foster has spent much of his life testing the limits of human and spiritual endurance.
Charles Foster is a writer, barrister, tutor in medical law and ethics at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Green Templeton College, Oxford. He has written, edited, or contributed to over thirty books.