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On the Pilgrims' Way: Conversations on Christian Discipleship
A 12-day pilgrimage on an ancient footpath across England, recorded in pictures and prose by J. Nelson Kraybill, is the setting for engaging conversations about Christian discipleship. A dozen fellow pilgrims share insights on prayer, peacemaking, celebration, community, money, doubt, risk-taking, and other provocative topics of Christian faith.Along the way Kraybill preac...more
Published December 3rd 2005 by Herald Press (VA)
(first published April 1st 1999)
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This is one of the most delightful books on Christian discipleship I have come upon in years, such that I ordered copies for two friends before I had begun reading the final third of my own. Kraybill, an American Mennonite in London during the 1990s, spends twelve days walking the mediaeval Pilgrims' Way (of Chaucer fame) across southeastern England to Canterbury. Each morning he is joined by different companions invited from various Christian traditions -- including Anglican, Catholic, Baptist,...more
Kraybill’s story is about a twelve-day hike he took on the Pilgrims’ Way, following the ancient path of pilgrims as they travel to Canterbury. Each day he traveled with different companions - his family, a Franciscan monk, friends from his own Mennonite congregation. And each day, he found a new theme derived from the conversations he had with these people. Some days they talked about prayer or risk or service or community, but each day their conversation was routed in what it meant for them to...more