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Timothy Egan's 'Pilgrimage to Eternity' makes room for the Holy Spirit

"A Pilgrimage to Eternity" is also a stunningly comprehensive history of both Christianity and Western Europe



Matthew Thomas | NYT
If you’re looking for something to believe in, you could do worse than Timothy Egan’s particular blend of intelligence and empathy. In his ninth book, A Pilgrimage to Eternity, this self-described “lapsed but listening” Irish Catholic makes the 1,200-mile journey from Canterbury to Rome along the Via Francigena “on foot, on two wheels, four wheels, or train — so long as I stay on the ground,” as he attempts to decide what he believes. If this book doesn’t quite settle the question of belief for you, it will at least fortify your faith in scrupulous reporting and captivating storytelling.

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First Published: Oct 27 2019 | 11:12 PM IST

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