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Book Review: The Spirit in the Desert Pilgrimages to Sacred Sites in the Owens Valley By Brad Karelius


08/01/2012 04:22PM ● Published by Denise Brown

Book Review By Delphine Lucas

The desert has always been a place for mankind to seek spiritual renewal.

In The Spirit in the Desert, Father Brad Karelius continues that tradition, sharing some of his locations for his personal spiritual retreats in the Owens Valley.

This book shares his personal and family trials that often revolve around his son’s health, and offers some insight into how, on a personal level, Father Karelius has forged a spiritual connection with the desert. He provides numerous quotes from others on the topic as well, and takes the reader to some inspirational locations (some of which I intend to visit). I would have liked to see more exploration of the spiritual aspects of these pilgrimages, but the book remains a good guide for taking your own spiritual retreat. – Steve Brown

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