Beyond Even the Stars: A Compostela Pilgrim in France

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Wipf and Stock Publishers, Feb 16, 2018 - Religion - 282 pages
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Kevin A. Codd’s previous book, To the Field of Stars, has been hailed as a contemporary classic of pilgrim literature and introduced a fresh voice to the world of both travel and spiritual writing. In Beyond Even the Stars, the reader is invited to join this peripatetic American priest as he takes up the Way to Compostela, this time in Leuven, Belgium, and follows it south through much of France. His vivid descriptions of the natural world and the people he meets along the way are delightful, just as his profound reflections on life and death, love and faith, God and grace, are inspiring.
 

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If you read To the Field of Stars, Fr. Kevin Codd's first book, you will rejoice in his second, Beyond Even the Stars. The book, which chronicals his 1,600 mile pilgrimage across Belgium and most of France, is filled with delightful musings on the personalities he meets, on the basic goodness of people, the human questions of what follows "beyond" this life, after death as we know it...and the thorny issues of how our past often colors our present as well as how we deal with disappointments and tragedies in our lives. Most importantly, the love of an almighty loving God who loves his people unconditionally with the love of the father of the Prodigal Son is a major theme. Follow the author's footsteps on his spiritual/physical journey and reflect upon your own. You won't be disappointed.  

Contents

The First day ofthe Week
1
reculer Pour Mieux Sauter
8
The Missionary
12
Following My Meuse
22
La Belle France
39
reims
54
Champagne and Thunder
61
The days of My Confinement
91
Father and Son
156
dont Quit
171
one Way to Spain
181
holding Up the Church
189
all you Saints ofGod
204
Coquille SaintJacques
216
yes and no
225
For C J
231

My angels
98
Frères et Soeurs
115
Mon Père
128
Bernadette
137
The Stars ofauvergne
144
By hook or By Crook
250
Afterword
267
Acknowledgments
271
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Kevin A. Codd is a Roman Catholic priest presently serving as pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Spokane, Washington. From 2001 to 2007 he served as rector-president of The American College in Leuven, Belgium. While there, he was granted a doctorate by the Faculty of Theology of the KU Leuven. He is the author of To the Field of Stars: A Pilgrim's Journey to Santiago de Compostela.

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