Books for the Journey – Post from the Archive

Below is a re-post from my previous Dave’s Journey blog. Note some links have been changed.

Feb 5 , 2008

Books for the Journey

Some books that I have come across that speak about the journey of life.

Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan.

This book, which is written in two parts and I just finished reading the first part recently. The book is a classic among Christian literature, through allegory, tells the story of the life of a man as he journeys through a life of faith in God. It speaks to how one needs to remain focused on Jesus avoiding the temptations of life and the encouragement of other Christians. If you are wanting to read this you can find sold in different forms, including ones where the English has been updated.

Travelling Light by Max Lucado

Releasing one’s burdens is what this book is about. It is based on Psalm 23. I haven’t read this one yet, but our Sunday School class is using it to learn and discuss the Psalm.

The Way is Made by Walking by Arthur Paul Boers

I just ordered this book and I am looking forward to reading it. One year I was living in Spain at a place called Burgos. It is one of the cities along a pilgrimage across Spain known as the Camino de Santiago or Way of James. In this book a Mennonite professor tells of his experience as he walked the Camino and the lessons of life he learned. Sidenote: There are many websites on the Camino de Santiago where people tell there stories. One that I like is the one Cycling the Camino de Santiago, which would be my preferred way of doing it.

One more book to add that is coming soon.

James Bryan Smith is an author who last year released a book called “The Magnificent Story: Uncovering a Gospel of Beauty, Goodness, and Truth” He is following that book with one called The Magnificent Journey: Living Deep in the Kingdom in November 2018.

Music for the Journey – Post from the Archive

As implied in my first post I had an earlier Dave’s Journey blog. Below is a re-post and occasionally I will add more in the future.

Music for the Journey

Fri, 07 Mar 2008

Songs often speak of travelling, either of going to places or speaking of the journey day by day. Below are a few of them.

Dusty Tracks – Helma Sawatzky
The way of Christ is not always the easy or popular route.

Far Away Places – written by Alex Kramer / Joan Whitney
Dreaming of going places. A song that was a favourite of mine while I was singing in a barbershop choir.

I’m Gonna Be (500 miles) – The Proclaimers
How far would you walk? Personally I’d rather bike.

Lonesome Traveller – Lee Hayes
Sung by the Canadian group The Travellers among othersl

Step by Step and Sometimes by Step – Rich Mullins
Following God’s path day by day

Here is one more song.

Travelers (The Airport Song) – Carolyn Arends
Observations of the people going from place to place at an airport.