Thursday, December 12, 2013

Pilgrimage : My Journey to a Deeper Faith in the Land Where Jesus Walked

GIVEAWAY

AUSTIN, LYNN
PILGRIMAGE : MY JOURNEY TO A DEEPER FAITH IN THE LAND WHERE JESUS WALKED

 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 Review:

Kudos to the author for baring her soul in order to lift up others. Her first person narrative creates an immediate intimacy with her readers and while this is a work of non-fiction, Austin's fluid writing style reads like fiction. I was riveted from page one. She speaks to the challenge change brings and the ensuing struggle to rekindle the joy of a new believer. I think we've all encountered a season of spiritual malaise; a time when we have taken the fruits of our faith for granted.  Taking this 'virtual' journey to Israel with the author has helped renew my passion for the gospel and my appreciation for my Saviour. Austin has a real gift for bringing the scriptures to life and making them relevant for the 21st century Christian. Pilgrimage is full of profound 'revelations' that have opened my eyes and deepened my faith in numerous ways.

Giveaway Opportunity

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Pilgrimage please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday December 15 2013. Offer open to international readers. Good luck! 



"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".

23 comments:

  1. This sounds like a wonderful book. I would love to hold on to this one.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  2. What a beautiful review! This certainly sounds like a must read!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks Britney. It's a pretty awesome read. Good luck!

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  3. Include me, please, Kav!

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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    1. You're included, Cheryl. Good luck!

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  4. Lynn Austin is a great author!
    bookwormgal2011 at yahoo dot com

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    1. She is that, Michelle. Good luck!

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  5. I'm really looking forward to reading this one! Thanks for the giveaway. : )

    sunshine6892 at hotmail dot com

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  6. This book sounds like one that I would love.
    rosebudsinjune at gmail com
    Thanks for doing this,
    Deborah

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    1. I bet you would, Deborah. Good luck!

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  7. Lynn Austin's writing is so faith filled, I would like to read more about her personal journey.
    Martha
    josieringer(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. It's well worth the read, Martha. Good luck!

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  8. I love Lynn Austin's fiction...thanks for the chance to read HER story, Kav

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Karen. Good luck!

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  9. I love your books This one sounds great
    Also please have a God filled Christmas
    Chris Granville
    granvilleATfrontiernetDOTnet

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  10. Hello Kav. Looks like a book I could sure use right now. I too have wondered where the Joy is that I had as a new Christian right now.? Some say it is because we aren't giving our whole self to GOD. I sure hope to win this book. Thanks for the chance. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com (Please use this email addy.)
    Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

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    1. I don't think there's an easy answer, but I loved reading about how Lynn Austin dealt with the situation. Good luck, Maxie.

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  11. Thanks for a great review .... count me in on this one.
    rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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  12. I like Lynn Austin's writings. I would like to be entered for the drawing to win her book. Thank you. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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  13. Lynn writes beautiful biblical fiction...
    cllyrics@gmail.com

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