Extra Mile Paperback
A 21st Century Pilgrimage in Britain
by Peter Stanford;
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Peter Stanford is a Writer, journalist and broadcaster who offers a modern-day pilgrimage to take the spiritual temperature of an age often described as secular and sceptical.
The destinations Peter visits in Britain, each has a connection with intriguing, controversial, belief and a colourful story. He explores links between past and presents pilgrim destinations and people in Britain, reflecting on the spiritual state we are in.
Extra Mile by Peter Stanford was published by Continuum in March 2011. The ISBN for Extra Mile is 9781441167354.
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The Extra MileAlexandra Irvine, via The Good Book Stall
In this book the author writes about his visits to eight well-known places of pilgrimage in Britain. He describes their distinctive characteristics and the types of pilgrims he has encountered on each. Stonehenge, the one non-Christian site on his list, not surprisingly is a kind of mecca for neo-druids, travellers, New Agers and others seeking a spiritual alternative to organised religion. Glastonbury, too, with its mixture of Christian legends and old Celtic myths, has a similar appeal. Three of the Christian sites, Iona, Bardsey and Lindisfarne, are on islands which, by their very separateness, have a particular attraction for those looking for that “something other” not to be found in busy crowded places. The Marian shrine at Walsingham and the various holy wells also have their own devotees. For some, making a pilgrimage is to find a place for reflection on life’s busy journey, but for most, it would seem, it is a search for inner peace and a deeper, more personal spirituality.
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Details for Extra Mile
|Author / Artist||Peter Stanford|
|Publisher||Continuum (March 2011)|
|Number of Pages||224|
|Page last updated||16th October 2017|