Erickson, Lori, author.
xvi, 238 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Prologue: A farmer’s daughter on the bank of the Nile — Among the Lutherans: Martin Luther sites in Germany — Drawing down the moon: on the trail of elves in Iceland — Writing my way around the world: at Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts — Of healing and miracles: The sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes in France — In the light of stained glass windows: Jerusalem and Galilee in Israel — The mystics and Mary: The Temple of Artemis and House of the Virgin Mary in Ephesus, Turkey — Following a call: with Thomas Merton in Kentucky — Wise women wisdom: along the Rhine with Hildegard of Bingen in Germany — In the valley of the shadow: Machu Picchu in Peru — Becoming a bear: Bear Butte in South Dakota — Not always so: Kumbum Chamtse Ling Temple in Bloomington, Indiana — The church of God’s odds and ends: Iona in Scotland.
From her childhood on an Iowa farm, Lori Erickson grew up to travel the world as a writer specializing in holy sites–journeys that led her on an ever-deepening spiritual quest. In Holy Rover, she weaves her personal narrative with descriptions of a dozen pilgrimages.