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Taking My God For a Walk [PDF] ✐ Taking My God For a Walk By Tony Collins – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Tony Collins chose to walk the 490 miles of the Camino from the French border to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain He was deliberately stepping out of his comfort zone undertaking a pilgrimage Tony Collins chose to walk the miles God For Epub Þ of the Camino from the French border to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain He was deliberately stepping out of his comfort zone undertaking a pilgrimage through a land whose language he did not speak into a culture far removed from his own in search of sources of reverence.


8 thoughts on “Taking My God For a Walk

  1. Create With Joy Create With Joy says:

    What would compel a 21st century man on the verge of retirement pack only his bare essentials into a backpack – leave the comforts and familiarity of his daily routine behind – and embark on an arduous 490 mile pilgrimage in a foreign land?That’s the adventure that awaits us in Taking My God For A Walk by Tony Collins – a fascinating sojourn that will satisfy both spiritual seekers and armchair travelers alikeIn Taking My God For A Walk we accompany the author along the Camino de Santiago the Way of St James – a path of devotion that European pilgrims have traveled for over a thousand years Tony soon discovers that adventures await him than he ever could have imagined on his three tiered journeyFew of us will have the chance to take this type of pilgrimage during our lifetimes – but through this book we have the rare opportunity to ponder and reflect upon the sights and insights that so deeply change the sojourner on his spiritual pathThis review is an excerpt from the original review that is published on my blog To read my review in its entirety please visit Create With JoyDisclosure I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review purposes The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own based on my assessment of this book


  2. S.C. Skillman S.C. Skillman says:

    This is an amazing book profound moving poignant and full of honest revealing details in the life of the author As he described his journey I felt as if I was walking alongside him; I could feel the sweat the physical duress and the difficulty along with the joy and relief of a welcoming Albergue hostel with its hot showers laundry facilities and cold beer at every stop I was fascinated too by the information he gives us about Spain about the abandoned villages the areas of great beauty and the areas of dereliction One of the things that most appealed to me in the book was the natural way in which walkers on this pilgrimage befriend separate from or join up with one another at different points along the route without any prior arrangement and with no obligation to meet again or otherwise It all seems an organic part of the pilgrimage as if taking part in its helps the pilgrims rethink life's journey too My one slight disappointment was that I found the arrival at Santiago de Compostela rather an anticlimax And yet perhaps that is the nature of pilgrimage The true value of it lies in the journey not in the arriving


  3. Joan Joan says:

    Why would someone take a month out of a busy and productive life and walk 490 miles on a sometimes treacherous path in all kinds of weather?Collins decided to make such a pilgrimage the route of the Camino the Way of St James a path for pilgrims for over a thousand years He had found his spiritual life suffered from distraction A suggestion by a friend seized his imagination and his journey was bornCollins shares his halting steps at changing his thinking of getting away from a schedule and the compulsion of productivity He writes about the people he met the conditions at night his euipment the history of the places the shrines He highlights the times of solitude and the ones of camaraderie He reveals his own introspection and what he learned on the journey “One of the joys of the Camino I think is to meet so many folk who have refused to sit down by the waters and weep – or having wept have climbed to their feet once I heard some distressing stories along the Way But I didn't meet any victims” 202We live in a noisy world Sometimes Collins writes we use that noise as a drug It keeps us from having to think to consider our place in the world Going on this pilgrimage taught him much about his life “I have eschewed peace and contemplation” he writes 157 Unlike a vacation this journey forced him to evaluate his life to be a solitary individual in a world where solitude is rareI recommend this book to those interested in pilgrimage You'll find out why some have done pilgrimages historically and why people still do them today You'll traverse the miles with Collins and meet other pilgrims You'll also learn uite a bit about Collins himself both the past and presentI received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher My comments are an independent and honest review


  4. James James says:

    What happens when a Christian publisher with charismatic evangelical Anglican roots embarks on a Catholic pilgrimage? Tony Collins of Monarch Books and Lion Hudson took a month and two days to walk from St Jean Pied de Port to the west coast of Spain the city of Santiago de Compostela  The Camino de Santiago is four hundred and ninety mile journey across the hills of Northern Spain In Taking My God for a Walk Collins recounts the journey—sharing his reflections on pilgrimage and the people and places he met along the wayThe book provides a chronology of Collins's pilgrimage each chapter a journal entry of a days or two's walk recounting the sights sensations and encounters He relays the hardness of the path his conversations with fellow pilgrims and the way made by walking This is a travelogue describing Collins three fold journey a journey of cultural discovery of the sights tastes and culture of Northern Spain a historic journey into the politics and demographics of the region and spiritual journey undertook to seek 'sources of reverence'17 18 He meets God on the pilgrim road and is profoundly impacted by this journeyI was interested in this book because the pastor of the church I am attending recently came back from the Camino and came back with fascinating stories about her journey which made their way into many sermon illustrations Collins walked the same path He weaves his theological musings with descriptions of towns and countryside and particular interest in the friends forged along the way  I enjoyed reading about Collins reflections on life and faith his embarrassment early on of the impropriety of having a traveling companion called his 'girlfriend' the ways he braved boredom and bed bugs as he sought out the gifts of the journey I enjoyed the book without necessarily finding it a compelling read I found I could only read it in fits and starts I don't think this Collins fault He is a good writer witty observantinsightful But pilgrimage unfolds circumspectly He walks the way of St James and meets God in the walking and at the culmination of his journey I give this book three and a half starsNote I received this book from Kregel Publications in exchange for my honest review Monarch Books is an imprint of Lion Hudson and is distributed by Kregel in the United States


  5. Gary B Gary B says:

    I've read a couple of other books about the Camino The first was Walk in a Relaxed Manner Life Lessons from the Camino and the second was Walking the Camino A Modern Pilgrimage to Santiago I also have The Way Is Made by Walking A Pilgrimage Along the Camino de Santiago but haven't read it yetI first heard of the Camino de Santiago around 12 years ago when someone mentioned Joyce Rupp's book I'd never heard of the Camino had never really considered that such a thing even existed But there are many Camino's in Spain that terminate at the Santiago CathedralBack to the book It's an entertaining read that melds some of Tony's thoughtsreflectionsrevelations with some of the practical aspects of undertaking the walk and includes plenty of anecdotes about his various walking companions along the way Well written a reasonable pace though I could have read A good combination of the practical spiritual and pragmatic


  6. Michelle Michelle says:

    `Taking My God For A Walk` is a memoir about a walk Tony Collins took from the French border to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain This book is written by author Tony Collins I found this book hard to get interested in because there were so many new to me words By the title of the book I thought it would be a book on the how to of prayer walking It is actually a month long story of a 490 mile pilgrimage in all types of weather meeting all types of people including one man without shoes who rubbed vaseline on his sore bare feetDisclaimer I was provided a free copy of this book All opinions are my own


  7. Martha McClendon Martha McClendon says:

    Glad I read this book I think he gave realistic version of a person my age walking the Camino It made me consider doing the Frances walk but it also makes me wonder why I would want to do Sometimes his details was than I needed


  8. Carley Jane Carley Jane says:

    Made me want to go for a looong walkEnjoyed this book immensely


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