Books Offer Valuable Companions as We Walk by Faith. All of life’s journeys share some things in common, and our personal faith journeys are no different. We seek a clear destination, a path to follow and a companion along the path — someone who can share their experience, illuminate the way and encourage us to persist. Books can supply the kinds of companions we need, and our current bulletin board suggests a variety. Here’s a look at a few from our library.
Walking the Bible, by Bruce Feiler, is a geographical and spiritual journey through the Middle East. Another Feiler book, Abraham, is subtitled “a journey into three faiths,” exploring what people of the Book share.
How’s Your Faith: An Unlikely Spiritual Journey, by journalist David Gregory, is a memoir of his journey from non-faith to faith, exploring stages of belief.
Sacred Journeys: An Illustrated Guide to Pilgrimages Around the World by Jennifer Westwood explores the literal and spiritual journeys others have taken to affirm and grow faith.
40 Day Journey with Dietrich Bonhoeffer and 40 Day Journey with Martin Luther. Each book offers a walk with men who share meditations on faith. (Consider Henri Nouwen, too.)
Places on the Way: Meditations on the Journey of Faith by Martin E. Marty is described by Goodreads as “a pilgrimage of the heart through image and word” — photographs and meditations for prayer and reflection.