Pilgrim Stories

By Nancy Louise Frey,

Book cover of Pilgrim Stories: On and Off the Road to Santiago: Journeys Along an Ancient Way in Modern Spain

Book description

Each year thousands of men and women from more than sixty countries journey by foot and bicycle across northern Spain, following the medieval pilgrimage road known as the Camino de Santiago. Their destination is Santiago de Compostela, where the remains of the apostle James are said to be buried. These…

Shepherd is reader supported. When you buy books, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Why read it?

1 author picked Pilgrim Stories as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Pilgrim Stories is an engaging anthropologist’s account of gathering and making sense of pilgrim experiences and stories from all walks of life, before, during, and after their pilgrimages to Santiago de Compostela. It is a wonderful work that captures the complex and transformative pilgrimage process as it plays out on individual and collective physical, psychological, and spiritual levels. 

Want books like Pilgrim Stories?

Our community of 10,000+ authors has personally recommended 100 books like Pilgrim Stories.

Browse books like Pilgrim Stories

5 book lists we think you will like!

Interested in Christian pilgrimages, Santiago de Compostela, and Spain?

10,000+ authors have recommended their favorite books and what they love about them. Browse their picks for the best books about Christian pilgrimages, Santiago de Compostela, and Spain.

Christian Pilgrimages Explore 8 books about Christian pilgrimages
Santiago De Compostela Explore 7 books about Santiago de Compostela
Spain Explore 191 books about Spain