The Soul of a Pilgrim: Eight Practices for the Journey Within

The Soul of a Pilgrim: Eight Practices for the Journey Within

by Christine Valters Paintner


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As she did in The Artist's Rule and Eyes of the Heart, Christine Valters Paintner once again helps readers travel to the frontiers of their souls to discover the hidden presence of God. In The Soul of a Pilgrim, Paintner identifies eight stages of the pilgrim's way and shows how to follow these steps to make an intentional, transformative journey to the reader's inner "wild edges." Each phase of the exploration requires a distinct practice such as packing lightly, being uncomfortable, or embracing the unknown. Paintner shows how to cultivate attentiveness to the divine through deep listening, patience, and opening oneself to the gifts that arise in the midst of discomfort.

Each of the eight chapters offers reflections on the themes, a scripture story, an invitation to the practice of lectio divina, and a creative exploration through photography and writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933495866
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
Publication date: 05/11/2015
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 384,810
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 The Practice of Hearing the Call and Responding 11

Chapter 2 The Practice of Packing Lightly 33

Chapter 3 The Practice of Crossing the Threshold 49

Chapter 4 The Practice of Making the Way by Walking 63

Chapter 5 The Practice of Being Uncomfortable 81

Chapter 6 The Practice of Beginning Again 97

Chapter 7 The Practice of Embracing the Unknown 109

Chapter 8 The Practice of Coming Home 125

Conclusion 139

Acknowledgments 141

Notes 143

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