Here I Walk

A Thousand Miles on Foot to Rome with Martin Luther

by Andrew L. Wilson (Author)ANDREW WILSON (Author)
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"Charming, passionate, and blessedly resistant to cliché"

"A richly descriptive and beguiling journey. On Luther's walking trail to Rome, past and present collide and shower the reader with sparks of local color and empathetic reflections on religion, pilgrimage, nature, daily life, and the people who lived it--how they have changed after five centuries and what has endured. Highly recommended."
--Scott Hendrix, author of Martin Luther: Visionary Reformer

"Here I Walk (my nominee for wittiest book title of the year) is charming, passionate, and blessedly resistant to cliché. In a season crowded with books about Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the legacy of Protestantism, make room on your shelf for this winsome travelogue."
--John Wilson, editor, Books & Culture

"I hope many readers will share the treat of Andrew and Sarah's pilgrimage along Luther's 1511 route to Rome. The chronicle charms by telling of nature's surviving outposts and by recounting fascinating persons, those perfect strangers who generously solve the trek's inevitable problems. The pilgrims felt Catholic devotional piety from close up and deftly relate Protestant dedication to quotidian but godly work. In evenhanded telling prompted by myriad signs and marks strewn across Europe, Reformation history and theology repeatedly break into the narrative. It's a long walk to join with delight, a book to savor."
--Jared Wicks, SJ, Gregorian University, Rome

"'Protestant pilgrimage' is not an oxymoron but lies at the heart of the reforming gospel, simply because it is central to the gospel itself. This remarkable book weaves together past and present, theology and history, human encounter and affection. Wilson shows how Luther's world, so different from our own in some ways, is exactly the same in its grace-filled ordering by God. Written with gentle wisdom, Here I Walk will renew and deepen the faith of every reader."
--Ephraim Radner, Wycliffe College, University of Toronto

Contributors

Andrew L. Wilson, Author

Andrew L. Wilson (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) is a traveler, author, and scholar who has spoken and written on a wide variety of subjects, from Bartolomé de las Cases to hiking shoes. Thousands of readers followed his seventy-day, thousand-mile trek with Sarah Hinlicky Wilson from Erfurt, Germany, to Rome from August to October 2010 via their popular blog. The Wilsons were also interviewed by travel expert Rick Steves and featured in articles in The Christian Century, First Things, the Wall Street Journal, and Books & Culture. After seven and a half years living in Strasbourg, France, Wilson now makes his home in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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