The origins of the Camino de Santiago cannot be found in books. Its story is woven from legends and myths told by the ancients over the centuries and retold by pilgrims. Those who answer its call are often in search of a greater good, a more powerful truth, a fuller understanding. But what is its true meaning? What can this age-old pilgrimage—declared the first European Cultural Route and a UNESCO World Heritage Site—offer us in the twenty-first century?
Each Step is the Journey explores the Camino through the experiences of a somewhat skeptical narrator as she walks the eight-hundred-kilometre Camino Frances from St. Jean-Pied-de-Port, France, to Santiago, Spain. Along the way, she struggles with fear, doubt, and loneliness, yet encounters moments of breathtaking beauty, fierce compassion, and longed-for understanding that will forever change her way of being in the world.
If you have ever been compelled to respond to a calling, this book is for you.