Travels With a Stick

A Pilgrim’s Journey to Santiago de Compostela

Richard Frazer

Date Published :
June 2019
Publisher :
Contributor(s) :
Alistair McIntosh
Illustration :
8pp color plates
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781780275680
Pages : 208
Dimensions : 7.75 X 5.3 inches
Stock Status : In stock


Almost 300,000 people ‘officially’ complete the journey to Santiago each year – hundreds of thousands more travel at least part of the way.

In this book, Richard Frazer discovers on his pilgrimage to the shrine of St James the Great  how a journey – wherever it is made – undertaken with an open and hospitable heart can provide spiritual renewal and transformation, filling what many people see as the spiritual void in 21st century life. 

This absorbing account reveals how the pilgrim journey can be nourishment for the human heart. It connects us to landscape and brings us to the mystery of what it is to be human and vulnerable and open to the kindness of strangers and the gift of the new and the unexpected.

About The Author

Richard Frazer is minister of Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh. He founded and chairs the Grassmarket Community Project, which helps the most vulnerable. He has been influential in the revival of pilgrimage in Scotland and in the Church of Scotland’s decision to officially promote and revive pilgrimage after 450 years.

Alastair McIntosh is an independent writer, broadcaster, speaker and activist who is involved in a wide range of contemporary issues, from land reform, globalization and nonviolence to psychology, spirituality and ecology.


Friendly and candid, Frazer recounts his journey with all its ups and downs, detailing the breathtaking scenery of his surroundings and the fascinating people he meets along the way ... An inspiring read and a journey well worth taking with Frazer as your well versed tour guide'

- Dundee Courier

Remarkable in both honesty and gratitude. A powerful account of how expectations and ambitions can be reframed and changed by the world-famous pilgrimage to allow deeper insights and lessons to emerge'

- Life and Work

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