Upgrade: Win “The Journey: A Guide for the Modern Pilgrim”

The Journey

The Journey

With gratitude to Loyola Press and authors Maria Ruiz Scaperlanda and Michael Scaperlanda, I’m pleased to announce our first “Upgrade” contest – your chance to win the great book The Journey: A Guide for the Modern Pilgrim. I’m hoping to offer you “upgrades” on a regular basis: chances to make your travel a bit brighter, a bit sweeter, and a bit more spiritual too.

Here’s an overview of this wonderful book:

Rooted in the rich Catholic tradition of pilgrimage, The Journey combines a practical understanding of the vitality of physical pilgrimages and a holistic understanding of what it means to live a pilgrim life. Written by husand-and-wife team Michael and Maria Ruiz Scaperlanda, this book offers a fresh perspective, a wealth of firsthand stories, and advice and guidance for those seeking to live as pilgrims. Having backpacked through Europe with their four children during the Jubilee year 2000, the Scaperlandas include their own stories in the book. Examining what it means to live a pilgrim life, how to make all travel sacred, and what “travel tools” can help promote a pilgrim attitude, the authors also include practical tips for taking a traditional Catholic pilgrimage and helpful appendices that list major pilgrimage sites, topics for journaling, and various travel resources.

Thanks to Loyola Press, we have one copy of The Journey to give away to a reader. To earn your “upgrade”, leave a comment below by midnight Pacific on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 and one lucky tourist will be randomly selected to win this book.

Order The Journey: A Guide for the Modern Pilgrim

Update: Congratulations to Angelique, our winner. Watch for another “Upgrade” coming soon!

About Lisa M. Hendey

As a Catholic who loves her faith and a frequent adventurer who’s always up for a new journey, Lisa is a wife and mom, a writer, a speaker and an impassioned traveler. Visit her at LisaHendey.com to keep up with her comings and goings.

  • Matthew Schiller

    I have heard Maria speak beautifully about her pilgrimage journeys. I would love to read more.

  • http://catholicfoodie.com Jeff Young

    Wow, Lisa! This is fantastic! What a great book to not only help us to prepare for a pilgrimage but to also help us to live a pilgrim life! This would be a great book to recommend to all the folks joining me on the upcoming “Food Meets Faith” pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Thanks for the tip, and for the chance to enter!

  • Angelique Ruhi-Lopez

    Hi Lisa! I had the pleasure of meeting Maria years ago at a Catholic Press Association convention. I love her writing and look forward to reading this book. I am loving your new Catholic Tourist blog! Thanks for all your work!

  • Amy Mangold Konkoly

    Guides and Journeys – two great aspects of life – both teachers. Looking forward to reading this book and learning about another aspect of the catholic faith