Pilgrimage Pathways for the United States is the first book of its kind to make the case for the establishment of pilgrimage routes in America.
It will appeal to anyone interested in undertaking a pilgrimage; those concerned about the environment and a desire for a more sustainable world; religious officials, clergy, and leaders in the interfaith movement; and local officials, community developers and activists.
Many Americans, especially the young, are less interested in traditional religions as they seek out new ways to experience transcendence and transformation. This book offers the possibility of a new spiritual experience for the 21st century.
Best-sellers such as Cheryl Strayed’s Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast Trail (2012), Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods (2010), and even Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love (2007) are indicative of the American reading public’s fascination with personal adventures that test physical endurance and result in one’s transformation, reformation, and redemption.
“This is a creative and powerful book. It describes a practical way to fulfill the
promise of Interfaith America and protect our sacred planet all at once.”
—EBOO PATEL, founder of the Interfaith Youth Core and author of Acts of Faith
“A pilgrimage is a journey devoted as much to getting there as to arriving. Mills
shows how we Americans can incorporate new concepts of pilgrimage into our
own lives and in the process nourish not only ourselves but our society, our
environment, and our sense of history.”
—TREBBE JOHNSON, author of Radical Joy for Hard Times
“America’s fast roads, ’No Trespassing’ signs,’ and urban sprawl have sucked
the soul out of the land and confined our journeys to suburban cul-de-sacs.
Mills’s vision is what we need to make our journeys meaningful, our populace
peripatetic, and our landscape reenchanted.”
—KEN ILGUNAS, author of This Land Is Your Land
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