Book reading at American Pilgrims Northern AZ Chapter gathering

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — At last week’s American Pilgrims Northern Arizona Chapter Pilgrims Gathering, author Stacey Wittig was invited to read from her new book, Spiritual and Walking Guide: León to Santiago on El Camino. The writer chose to read a devotional from DAY FIFTEEN entitled, “Keep my feet from stumbling.

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Audience enjoys tapas and wine while listening to book reading.

“When I first walked a portion of the Camino in 2005, I looked for a sort of three-in-one book: a daily meditation, a Bible and a way guide,” explained Wittig. “I hoped to find a small personal devotional that I could easily carry with me as a daily guide for my spiritual journey. I was hoping for a book that would direct my path physically as well as spiritually. Since I would be walking and carrying all my belongings, I was interested in reducing the amount of ‘baggage’ that would weigh me down.” When she could not find such a guide, she decide to write one. Her lightweight but comprehensive book was just released last month.

Keep my feet from stumbling” is probably the most edgy of the daily readings,” revealed the author. “I share my own pilgrim experiences and then ask questions for reflection that hopefully get the reader to dig inside. I pray that this book not only guides El Camino de Santiago pilgrims along the physical path, but also helps usher them along the pathways of their hearts.” For people who have been inspired to walk El Camino de Santiago by the movie, The Way, this book is a valuable Santiago devotional and guide, complete with scriptures for The Way.

Read excerpts from the walking and spiritual guide by clicking here.

Wittig hopes to read from her book at The American Pilgrims on Camino (APOC) annual gathering near St. Louis, Missouri later this week. The agenda offers a 5×5 Open Mike where pilgrims have five minutes to share favorite Camino stories.

The American Pilgrims Northern Arizona Chapter Pilgrims group met on Saturday, March 29, 2014, 6:00 pm in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. For a schedule of upcoming events, click here.

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Spiritual and Walking Guide: León to Santiago now available on Amazon.com

What about pilgrimage helps you let go of fears and find peace that passes understanding? How can you be still and hear God’s voice as you trek the ancient pilgrimage route? How will you prepare your heart for a closer walk with God on El Camino? Find answers to these and other questions in Spiritual and Walking Guide: León to Santiago, a daily devotional and walking guide.Photo of book cover: Spiritual and Walking Guide

Spiritual and Walking Guide: León to Santiago is now available on Amazon.com as both a small, portable paper book and on Kindle for your tablet or phone.

Click here to read more on Amazon…

Included in the spiritual walking guide:

  • Daily scripture readings – no need to carry a heavy Bible
  • Meditations that help you hear God’s direction for your life
  • Questions for reflection to make the most of your pilgrimage
  • Details about where to sleep, daily distances walked and essential websites
  • Cool insider travel tips
  • How to procure a Pilgrim Credential
  • How to follow the route without maps.

Here then is a guide ideally suited to you, the pilgrim, who is seeking direction, both spiritually and geographically while walking El Camino from León, Spain to Santiago de Compostela.

With space to journal thoughts and revelations, you’ll hold onto this book as a keepsake of your pilgrimage along The Way for many years to come.

The three-in-one book offers daily devotionals with scriptures for The Way and thought-provoking questions, space to journal, and a walking guide.

You’ll find handy recommendations for:

  • daily stop and start points,
  • accommodations,
  • and travel plans.

The journal-like guide gives you pages to write your thoughts and revelations. There is space to document dates and distance walked on El Camino de Santiago.

Author Stacey Wittig has walked over 880 km on Camino pilgrimage routes in Spain and France. Years of backpacking experience coupled with her love of the Lord makes a winning combination for those looking for a lightweight, all-in-one, daily Camino devotional and walking guide for El Camino de Santiago pilgrimages. The scriptures for The Way devotional were prayerfully considered for your Camino guide.

If you are starting your Camino pilgrimage at León, Spain, or a place west of León, then this is the book for you. Click here to learn more or buy now.