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The PC(USA)’s Westminster John Knox Press publishes a spiritual travel book

Globetrotting travel writer Lori Erickson journeys to spiritual and holy sites to write ‘Every Step is Home’

by Westminster John Knox Press | Special to Presbyterian News Service

Lori Erickson

LOUISVILLE — Lori Erickson has long searched for the sacred in locations and cultures far from home as well as in her beloved Iowa. But when the pandemic put both air travel and in-person worship off-limits, Erickson and her husband hit the road with a camper in tow to discover spiritual sites and experiences in their own home country.

Library Journal says “Every Step Is Home” is “ideal for fans of Erickson’s work, curious readers, armchair travelers, and those who are compelled to take a spiritual pilgrimage.”

From the Serpent Mound of Ohio to the Redwoods of California — and, ultimately, by air to see natural wonders in Alaska and Hawaii — Erickson uncovers deep connections both to the lands that now make up the United States and to the elements that have had sacred meaning to people throughout history and across the globe. Through her profound, informative, and witty reflections on the power of stone, water, light, fire and more, readers will discover new destinations in North America while deepening their own spirituality. Whether exploring national parks or visiting holy sites, this book makes for the perfect spiritual companion and guide.

“Every Step is Home” is perfect for book clubs and group study! You can access free digital resources, which include a group study guide, book club discussion guide, and a Spotify playlist from the author, by going here.

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