The Essential Paulo Coelho Book

The Essential Paulo Coelho

  • Author : Paulo Coelho
  • Publisher : HarperOne
  • Release Date : 2018-01-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 1448
  • ISBN 10 : 0062845063

The Essential Paulo Coelho Excerpt :

Paulo Coelho’s essential collection in one sleek boxed set. Includes six classic books: The Alchemist, The Pilgrimage, Warrior of the Light, The Valkyries,Veronika Decides to Die, and Eleven Minutes.

The Pilgrimage Book
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The Pilgrimage

  • Author : Coelho
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2015-05-24
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 90
  • ISBN 10 : 1512361984

The Pilgrimage Excerpt :

The story begins in 1986 when Coelho undertakes his initiation into the order Regnus Agnus Mundi (RAM), which he subsequently fails. He is then told that he must embark on a pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago (a.k.a. Way of St. James) to find the sword that is the symbol of his acceptance into the ranks of RAM. He must do this to gain insight into the simplicity of life. The journey transforms him as he learns to understand the nature of truth through the simplicity of life. He begins his journey with a guide, also a member of RAM, who goes by the alias Petrus. During the journey Petrus shows him meditation exercises and introduces him to some of the more down-to-earth elements of Western mystical thought and philosophy, and teaches him about love and its forms: agape, philia and eros

The Pilgrimage Book
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The Pilgrimage

  • Author : Paulo Coelho
  • Publisher : HarperOne
  • Release Date : 2008-09-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 0061687456

The Pilgrimage Excerpt :

The Pilgrimage paved the way to Paulo Coehlo's international bestselling novel The Alchemist. In many ways, these two volumes are companions—to truly comprehend one, you must read the other. Step inside this captivating account of Paulo Coehlo's pilgrimage along the road to Santiago. This fascinating parable explores the need to find one's own path. In the end, we discover that the extraordinary is always found in the ordinary and simple ways of everyday people. Part adventure story, part guide to self-discovery, this compelling tale delivers the perfect combination of enchantment and insight.

A Pilgrimage to Eternity Book
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A Pilgrimage to Eternity

  • Author : Timothy Egan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-10-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735225244

A Pilgrimage to Eternity Excerpt :

From "the world's greatest tour guide," a deeply-researched, captivating journey through the rich history of Christianity and the winding paths of the French and Italian countryside that will feed mind, body, and soul (New York Times). "What a wondrous work! This beautifully written and totally clear-eyed account of his pilgrimage will have you wondering whether we should all embark on such a journey, either of the body, the soul or, as in Egan's case, both." --Cokie Roberts "Egan draws us in, making us feel frozen in the snow-covered Alps, joyful in valleys of trees with low-hanging fruit, skeptical of the relics of embalmed saints and hopeful for the healing of his encrusted toes, so worn and weathered from their walk."--The Washington Post Moved by his mother's death and his Irish Catholic family's complicated history with the church, Timothy Egan decided to follow in the footsteps of centuries of seekers to force a reckoning with his own beliefs. He embarked on a thousand-mile pilgrimage through the theological cradle of Christianity to explore the religion in the world that it created. Egan sets out along the Via Francigena, once the major medieval trail leading the devout to Rome, and travels overland via the alpine peaks and small mountain towns of France, Switzerland and Italy, accompanied by a quirky cast of fellow pilgrims and by some of the towering figures of the faith--Joan of Arc, Henry VIII, Martin Luther. The goal: walking to St. Peter's Square, in hopes of meeting the galvanizing pope who is struggling to hold together the church through the worst crisis in half a millennium. A thrilling journey, a family story, and a revealing history, A Pilgrimage to Eternity looks for our future in its search for God.

The Pilgrimage to Compostela in the Middle Ages Book

The Pilgrimage to Compostela in the Middle Ages

  • Author : Linda Kay Davidson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-11-12
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 233
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136514760

The Pilgrimage to Compostela in the Middle Ages Excerpt :

Nine new studies address the phenomenon of the medieval pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, the legendary burying place of St. James.

The People of the Pilgrimage Book

The People of the Pilgrimage

  • Author : J. A. Kerr Bain
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1888
  • Genre: Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages in literature
  • Pages : 536
  • ISBN 10 : COLUMBIA:CR00334413

The People of the Pilgrimage Excerpt :

The Pilgrimage of Egeria Book

The Pilgrimage of Egeria

  • Author : Anne McGowan
  • Publisher : Liturgical Press
  • Release Date : 2018-06-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814684450

The Pilgrimage of Egeria Excerpt :

This new version of the late fourth-century diary of journeys in and around the Holy Land known as the Itinerarium Egeriae provides a more literal translation of the Latin text than earlier English renderings, with the aim of revealing more of the female traveler’s personality. The substantial introduction to the book covers both early pilgrimage as a whole, especially travel by women, and the many liturgical rites of Jerusalem that Egeria describes. Both this and the verse-by-verse commentary alongside the translated text draw on the most recent scholarship, making this essential reading for pilgrims, students, and scholars seeking insight into life and piety during one of Christianity’s most formative periods.

Perfect Book
Score: 3.5
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  • Author : Rachel Joyce
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Release Date : 2013-11-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385677738

Perfect Excerpt :

From the author of the international bestseller, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, comes another exquisite and emotionally resonant novel about the search for the truth and unconditional love. On a foggy spring morning in 1972, twelve-year-old Byron Hemming and his mother are driving to school in the English countryside. On the way, in a life-changing two seconds, an accident occurs. Or does it? Byron is sure it happened, but his mother, sitting right next to him in the car, has no reaction to it. Over the course of the days and weeks that follow, Byron embarks on a journey to discover what really happened--or didn't--that fateful morning when everything changed. It is a journey that will take him--a loveable and cloistered twelve-year-old boy with a loveable and cloistered twelve-year-old boy's perspective on life--into the murkier, more difficult realities of the adult world, where people lie, fathers and mothers fight without words, and even unwilling boys must become men. Byron will have to reconcile the dueling realities of that summer, a testament to the perseverance of the human spirit and the power of compassion.

The Camino de Santiago Book

The Camino de Santiago

  • Author : Michael Murray
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release Date : 2021-09-17
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 9781800731929

The Camino de Santiago Excerpt :

Pilgrimage, as a global activity linked to the sacred, speaks to the special significance of persons, places and events. This book relates these sentiments to the curatorship of the Camino de Santiago that comprises a lattice of European pilgrimage itineraries converging at Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain. The detailed analysis focuses on the management of pilgrimage settings as heritage and tourism linked to the shrine of Saint James and gives particular attention to investment guidelines, land use planning regulations, environmental stewardship, information dissemination and museology.

The    Book    of Travels  Genre  Ethnology  and Pilgrimage  1250 1700 Book

The Book of Travels Genre Ethnology and Pilgrimage 1250 1700

  • Author : Palmira Brummett
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2009-04-24
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9789047428442

The Book of Travels Genre Ethnology and Pilgrimage 1250 1700 Excerpt :

This collection assesses genre, ethnology, and pilgrimage in a set of disparate travel narratives spanning the medieval to early modern eras. It assesses the possibilities for cultural translation as travelers witness, craft, and imagine desired, fearful, and sacred lands.

What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim Book

What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim

  • Author : Jane Christmas
  • Publisher : Greystone Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2009-07-01
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781926685564

What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim Excerpt :

To celebrate her 50th birthday and face the challenges of mid-life, Jane Christmas joins 14 women to hike the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. Despite a psychic’s warning of catfights, death, and a sexy, fair-haired man, Christmas soldiers on. After a week of squabbles, the group splinters and the real adventure begins. In vivid, witty style, she recounts her battles with loneliness, hallucinations of being joined by Steve Martin, as well as picturesque villages and even the fair-haired man. What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim is one trip neither the author nor the reader will forget.

All the Good Pilgrims Book

All the Good Pilgrims

  • Author : Robert Ward
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Release Date : 2014-03-31
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781459726147

All the Good Pilgrims Excerpt :

Robert Ward has always enjoyed travelling, especially on foot. When he discovered the ancient pilgrimage route to Santiago in Spain, he felt compelled to walk and experience this historic road. From his first journey along the Camino de Santiago, Ward fell in love with the pace, landscape, history, art, and romance of this old pilgrimage path. Above all, however, Ward fell in love with the people of the Camino – both the welcoming Spaniards and the pilgrims who come from all over the world to find out what it means to travel five hundred miles, one step at a time. In All the Good Pilgrims, Ward returns to Spain to walk the Camino for the fifth time. He thinks he knows what he’s getting into but, as his many Camino journeys have taught him, the Camino never runs out of surprises. Each day brings new lessons, friendships, questions, memories, gifts and challenges, reminding Ward that it isn’t the pilgrim who walks the Camino – it’s the Camino that walks the pilgrim. An engaging travel narrative, All the Good Pilgrims is a personal and insightful tour of the Camino de Santiago, as Ward takes readers on a secular pilgrimage in which he reflects on his past journeys and contemplates the mysterious and enduring allure of this ancient and historic road.

The Pilgrimage Book

The Pilgrimage

  • Author : John Broderick
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1975
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN 10 : 0330244000

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The Pilgrimage Road to Santiago Book

The Pilgrimage Road to Santiago

  • Author : David M. Gitlitz
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release Date : 2000-07-21
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466825987

The Pilgrimage Road to Santiago Excerpt :

The road across northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela in the northwest was one of the three major Christian pilgrimage routes during the Middle Ages, leading pilgrims to the resting place of the Apostle St. James. Today, the system of trails and roads that made up the old pilgrimage route is the most popular long-distance trail in Europe, winding from the heights of the Pyrenees to the gently rolling fields and woods of Galicia. Hundreds of thousands of modern-day pilgrims, art lovers, historians, and adventurers retrace the road today, traveling through a stunningly varied landscape which contains some of the most extraordinary art and architecture in the western world. For any visitor, the Road to Santiago is a treasure trove of historical sites, rustic Spanish villages, churches and cathedrals, and religious art. To fully appreciate the riches of this unique route, look no further than The Pilgrimage Road to Santiago, a fascinating step-by-step guide to the cultural history of the Road for pilgrims, hikers, and armchair travelers alike. Organized geographically, the book covers aspects of the terrain, places of interest, history, artistic monuments, and each town and village's historical relationship to the pilgrimage. The authors have led five student treks along the Road, studying the art, architecture, and cultural sites of the pilgrimage road from southern France to Compostela. Their lectures, based on twenty-five years of pilgrimage scholarship and fieldwork, were the starting point for this handbook.

A Journey for the Ages Book

A Journey for the Ages

  • Author : Matthew A. Henson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-08-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 9781510707573

A Journey for the Ages Excerpt :

In an era when segregation thrived and Jim Crow reigned supreme, adventurer Matthew A. Henson defied racial stereotypes. During his teenage years, Henson sailed on vessels that journeyed across the globe, and it is those experiences that caught the attention of famed arctic explorer Matthew Peary. Operating as Peary’s “first man” on six expeditions that spanned over a quarter of century, Henson was an essential member of all of Peary’s most famous expeditions. His unparalleled skills as a craftsman and his mastery of the dialects of native Northern peoples, Henson was indispensable to the success of these missions. Of all voyages which Henson and Peary undertook, none is more groundbreaking then their 1909 journey to Greenland, and onto the previously impenetrable North Pole. Together with a small team of four native Intuits, Henson and Peary became the first team to ever reach the geographic North Pole, forever cementing their place as two of the greatest Arctic explorers of all time. In 1937, the Explorer’s Club honored that achievement, inducting Henson as their first ever African-American member. In 1912, Henson chronicled his recollections of this historic journey in a memoir originally entitled A Negro Explorer at the North Pole. Now reissued as First to the North Pole, this edition of Henson’s memoir features a new foreword by Explorer Club president Ted Janulis, emphasizing the importance of Henson’s historic achievements. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and mu