The new edition of A Pilgrim’s Guide to the Lands of Saint Paul, is a definitive guide to the countries visited by St. Paul and his companions. Detailing all the places visited by St Paul on his three Missionary journeys as well as his final journey towards Rome and death.
With new chapters on St John and Patmos, and other Greek islands, there are new maps and plans, photographs and revised descriptions. The Letters to the Seven Churches of the Revelation are explained along with descriptions of the sites. Southern and central Turkey are described along with a chapter on Istanbul. Pauls Macedonian call includes descriptions of Philippi, Kavala, Lydia and Thessalonika, before moving on to Veria, Meteora and Delphi. There is a good description of Athens, and then Corinth and the Peloponnese. Mykonos, Rhodes, Santorini and Crete are described in addition to Patmos. The Malta section gives a good insight into this fascinating island with its layers of history, proud of its association with Paul. Cyprus today is still divided by the conflicts of the 1970’s except that now it is quite easy to explore the north and south together, and so visit all of the associations with Paul, Barnabas and Mark. Salamis and Paphos provide ample reminders of the ancient world, while a string of UNESCO listed churches and monasteries stretch out into the mountains. The beautiful harbor of Kyrenia and the crusader castles are further highlights.
These lands are rich in reminders of early Christian communities and the evangelical missions to establish them.
About the Author
Ray Goodburn has led and organized tour groups for many years. He is an ordained pastor who studied at Wesley House, Cambridge. Rays ministry went on to enrich a series of parishes and he also worked as a teacher of religious education. In the years since, Ray has worked for a leading Christian tour operator with experience of several countries. He put his considerable experience to good use as an author, the result being three more guides in this Series: The Holy Land; Oberammergau and its Passion Play; and Rome and Assisi. Ray lives in Nottinghamshire, England.
Andrew Houseley founded Pilgrim Books with his father in 1997. The familys background in pilgrimage travel was not his first choice of career, starting out in the retail wines and spirits trade, moving on to Human Resources management and then unusually combining freelancing in HR with pilgrimage publishing. A graduate of Lancaster University, England, where he read History and Politics, Andrew is the author of A Pilgrims Guide to Fatima. He has homes in England and Bulgaria.