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America's Holy Ground: 61 Faithful Reflections on Our National Parks

SKU 9780827200753

by Brad Lyons & Bruce Barkhauer

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Explore the spiritual wonder of America’s national parks!

In this unique travel devotional, explore America’s beloved national parks with meditations and nearly 200 breathtaking photos and reflections from all of the 61 parks. As you re-discover your favorite park—or visit one for the very first time—listen for God’s voice speaking to you from the canyons, streams, mountains, and forests. 

From the Great Smoky Mountains to the soaring granite cliffs of Yosemite, and all of your other favorites—the Grand Canyon, the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, and Shenandoah—you’ll never think about national parks the same way again. Blank journaling pages help you record your own holy moments and make this book a keepsake.

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“Travel friendly and easy to take with you to see the parks that you want to see.”-Chris Erickson, Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, Steamboat Springs, CO

“In Lyons and Barkhauer’s new devotional, America’s Holy Ground, we are reminded again of God’s love for us in the midst of these 61 beautiful national parks. These reflections are inspiring, educational, and thought-provoking, and a must read for any national park or outdoor enthusiast.” –Amy Kennedy, Co-Executive Director of A Christian Ministry in the National Parks

"With our national parks under threat, books such as this one are more welcome than ever, coming as reminder of what we stand to lose when shortsighted policies remove the protections placed around America’s sacred, wild places. America’s Holy Ground captures the essential flavor of each of the 61 featured parks in stunning full-color photographs accompanied by spiritual reflections designed to evoke holy moments in nature ... making this lovely book perfect for collecting or gifting." -Foreword Reviews

"...these ruminations on American national parks ... invite readers to appreciate the value of protected places and ponder their spiritual power." -Publishers Weekly

"America's Holy Ground... is one way to enhance the experience of visiting the parks or to think about what those parks can teach us even if we can’t be there. If I were about to visit one or more of our national parks (and may our government preserve them forever), I’d for sure take this small book along as a welcome companion.” -Bill Tammeus, former Faith columnist for the Kansas City Star