Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Review: Pilgrimage by Lynn Austin

I've always wanted to go to the Holy Land, and I just finished reading one of Lynn Austin's Biblical historical books, so it seemed appropriate to mix the two together and enjoy her stories for her own journey to the Promised Land. At first, my cynical nature wanted to know how in the world she got all these insights from a short trip, how she remembered and wrote all that occurred down, and whether she actually applied these insights or was just fishing to make a bunch of metaphors and applications for her readers. Plus, I'm not a big fan of books written in present tense. I did, however, end up greatly enjoying her "Pilgrimage." Austin did a wonderful job of describing the landscapes and creating the old and modern worlds in my mind. She also provided a surprising amount of interesting points, sometimes going a bit off topic, but always keeping my interest. Unfortunately, I didn't keep a pen with me for this read, so I'll have to go back again to pick out the things worth remembering, but I get the feeling this book is worth the extra effort.

*Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review of it.

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