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Friday, December 20, 2013

Pilgrimage by Lynn Austin

Lynn Austin has a new non-fiction book out called Pilgrimage.

Back of the Book Description:

We all encounter times when our spirit feels dry, when doubt looms.
The opportunity to tour Israel came at a good time. For months, my life has been a mindless plodding through necessary routine, as monotonous as an all-night shift on an assembly line. Life gets that way sometimes, when nothing specific is wrong but the world around us seems drained of color. Even my weekly worship experiences and daily quiet times with God have felt as dry and stale as last year's crackers. I'm ashamed to confess the malaise I've felt. I have been given so much. Shouldn't a Christian's life be an abundant one, as exciting as Christmas morning, as joyful as Easter Sunday?With gripping honesty, Lynn Austin pens her struggles with spiritual dryness in a season of loss and unwanted change. Tracing her travels throughout Israel, Austin seamlessly weaves events and insights from the Word . . . and in doing so finds a renewed passion for prayer and encouragement for her spirit, now full of life and hope.

My Thoughts:
 I really enjoyed reading through Lynn Austin's book.  Her writing draws you in and paints a scene in your mind. She is so honest and describes well what is going on in her heart.   I think that a lot of people can identify with the difficult time she is having with all the change her in life.  Everyone goes through change and it is never easy.  I love that she includes much of the historical background pointing back to scripture as she travels through the holy land.  I actually learned quite a bit that I didn't know!  This book was delightful and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good read and some needed encouragement.

You can read an excerpt of the book here.
To learn more about Lynn Austin, visit her website here.
***I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.

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