The author focuses on the River Jordan, the marginal lands of the Judean desert, the northern coast, the Sea of Galilee, Samaria, Mount Hermon and various passion events around Jerusalem.

This book is written for individuals, spiritual directors (there is a brilliant appendix to give spiritual direction suggestions for each chapter) or for small groups, and has very thoughtful sections at the end of each chapter with questions and suggested prayer exercises. I found it helpful to read these first and then read the chapter. I think these sections are an indispensable and valuable addition to the book if you want it to challenge and change you rather than simply increasing your book quota.

This is not an easy read, but it may just equip you to make the best of some difficult phases in life’s pilgrimage. LH