(Book Review) Pilgrimage by Lynn Austin



Reviewed by: Virginia Peterson, librarian

Church: Spencerport Bible Church, near Rochester, N.Y.


Title: Pilgrimage: My Journey to a Deeper Faith in the Land Where Jesus Walked

Author: Lynn Austin

Publisher: Bethany House

Publication Date:  November 2013

Format:  Print and e-book

Length: 241 Pages


Lynn Austin is an author known for her biblical and historical fiction. In this non-fiction book she recounts her journey on a tour of the Holy Land, which occurred at a time she was feeling spiritual dryness. Starting in the south of Israel, the trip takes us from the dryness of the desert to the forested and well-watered north, with descriptions of the scenery, cities, and other sites she visited. Along with each location’s description are Lynn’s reflections on what lessons she’s learning from the experience, and how it is nourishing her soul.


Rating (1 to 5)

4 out of 5

Suggested Audience

Teen to adult

Christian Impact

I read most of this book slowly over many days before bedtime, as the Scripture passages and reflections made it good devotional reading.

Other Notes

Even though I thought I was fairly familiar with a lot of the places Lynn visited, her descriptions added additional details and the feeling that “you are there”.

Virginia is a church librarian at Spencersport Bible Church near Rochester, N.Y.

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2 Responses to “(Book Review) Pilgrimage by Lynn Austin”

  1. Shared this title with one of our borrowers who had booked a trip to Israel and she found it very enjoyable and enhancing to her trip.

  2. Since we had two readers (both our library staff) enjoy it before we formally cataloged it, I am now at the place to assign it a Dewey number and it has me baffled. There is no Dewey suggested on the verso. Has anyone else cataloged this?

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