Pilgrimage has been an important practice for Christians since the fourth century, but for many people these days it is no more than a relic of church history, utterly irrelevant to their lives. In THE ACCIDENTAL PILGRIM author and theologian Maggi Dawn shares her own gradual discovery of what it means to be a pilgrim, and suggests ways in which we can rediscover this ancient spiritual discipline in our global, twenty-first century world. Study trips to the Holy Land, frustrated pilgrimages as a young mother and internal journeys of soul all feature in this beautiful and inspiring memoir. Exploring both the past and the present of pilgrimage, it is a compelling invitation to all on the journey of faith.
Maggi Dawn was born in Sheffield, England, and grew up in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. She started her professional life as a singer-songwriter, and then studied theology and literature at the University of Cambridge, UK.
She is currently Associate Professor of Theology and Literature at Yale University (Institute of Sacred Music)
Her writing combines her interests in music, literature and theology.
Maggi lives in Connecticut, USA, with her son.