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Read & Download ↠ The Crossway Å ➹ [Read] ➵ The Crossway By Guy Stagg ➼ – What a privilege it s been to read this compelling and moving book to travel with a writer who records everything he sees and feels with such care and passion The writing is beautiful and his voice so What a privilege it s been to What a privilege it s been to read this compelling and moving book to travel with a writer who records everything he sees and feels with such care and passion The writing is beautiful and his voice so engaging so unflinchingly honest throughout I finished The Crossway and just wanted the author to keep walking James Macdonald Lockhart author of Raptor The Crossway is a gentle kind generous spirited book rich in detail encounter and history But most importantly this is the story of a young man from a secular world who undertakes a pilgrimage to try and mend himself a courageous inner journey Neil Griffiths author of As a God Might Be Behind the cliche of the most important journey in life being the one taken inside oneself lies a timeless and powerful and vital truth that the goal of such a uest with all its anguish and revelation and excruciating realisations is a place of great and lasting calm This is the core of Guy Stagg s necessary and beautiful book Niall Griffiths author of Grits After suffering years of severe mental illness Stagg embarks on a journey from Canterbury to Jerusalem hoping that the km walk along medieval pilgrim paths will heal him Travelling alone and relying on shelter provided by churches monasteries and nunneries en route he faces down many demons along the way getting caught up in violent snowstorms the demonstrations in Istanbul s Taksim Suare and a terrorist attack A BBC Radio Book of the Week at publication it s one of the most compelling travel books I ve read in a long time as well as a thought provoking meditation on what it means to have f.

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Aith in our turbulent contemporary world Bookseller The Crossway is moving and uniue with the sense that no one else can write like this about such places as the abbeys of France the cities of Rome and Istanbul or the daunting landscape of pilgrimage and the often astonishing people whom Guy Stagg meets At the book s heart is his own story troubled he seeks redemption and hope Does he find them He makes his search into a story that is gripping and uplifting Max Egremont author of Forgotten Land Journeys Among the Ghosts of East Prussia Guy Stagg has bared his soul and soles in this epic account of walking from England through Italy the Balkans Istanbul Cyprus Lebanon and on to Jerusalem His fabulously open hearted account easily bears comparison with the great walking and monastery books of Patrick Leigh Fermor except he goes further in revealing the damage and how it might be repairedsolvitur ambulando indeed Robert Twigger author of Red Nile A marvellous book There s a lovely plainsongish immediacy to the telling that I found hugely beguiling and unusually Stagg is as effective on people as he is on place It s also a generous piece of self reckoning William Atkins author of The Moor A gorgeous and moving book Jamie uatro author of Fire Sermon Guy Stagg makes a pilgrimage across Europe into history and most powerfully the troubled interior of his soul He takes us on a journey full of wonder and woe poetry and pain writing in prose that s as sure footed as it is unsettling in its honesty A brave and beautiful account of a man s search for meaning Rhidian Brook author of Th.

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The CrosswayE Aftermath I loved it Odd that a journey made to find salvation a kind of kilometre Stations of the Cross taking almost a year to walk should turn out to be such a page turner The reason is Stagg himself an engaging challenging endlessly interesting companion who just happens to write formidably well Travel writing has a bright new star Alexander Frater author of Chasing the Monsoon The journey is remarkable a hike of thousands of miles across Europe undertaken with rare bravery and stamina But what is really extraordinary about Guy Stagg s The Crossway is the writing acutely sensitive hyper alert and unflagging in its exploration of the strange depths and by ways of human belief Philip Marsden author of Rising Ground The extraordinary story of a pilgrimage to find out the meaning of pilgrimage Completely absorbing personal often funny and full of fascinating encounters an enlightening book from an exciting new writer Sarah Bakewell author of At The Existentialist Cafe A sublime intense and intimate account of a journey that becomes a kind of dream in search of solace and perhaps even a kind of faith As the author walks on across a continent through history time the natural and human world and the spaces in between it is hard not to believe you are there by his side Beautifully written filled with strange encounters and extraordinary language The Crossway is a meditation an escape a confrontation a losing and a finding It is a timely antidote to our disconnected times Philip Hoare author of LeviathanGuy Stagg was born in and grew up in Paris Heidelberg Yorkshire and Londo.