The Sacred Journey – A Review

This is a Booksneeze review.

The Sacred Journey    

Foster says that humans are made to wander. They walk. They are made for the journey. So, Foster picks up and takes off on his journey. Somehow, the journey or arrival at his intended destination is supposed to make him closer to God. I was skeptical from the beginning. I was more confused when in Chapter 8 Foster says that he takes a Bible with him on the road but he hardly ever reads it. Red Flag.

I was not a fan of this book. While I do agree with Foster that Christians are on a journey, I disagree that you have to hit the road to do so. Don’t get me wrong, I would love to visit Israel and the city of Jerusalem but seeing sites and visiting cities where Jesus and his disciples walked would not transform my life. It would just concrete in me what I already believe.

When Jesus calls you to follow him, you start a journey. You are in the process of sanctification. You are on a journey to become conformed to the image of Jesus. The best way to do this is by reading the Bible.  In sanctification, Jesus is conforming you every day to his image. Paul tells us to have the mind of Christ. In Romans, we are told by Paul to renew our minds. We are to think, act, talk and be like Christ. Paul tells us in Colossians 3 that as we have received Christ, we should walk in him. We are to abide in Christ. Walk in Christ. At the cross we received Christ. Christ is sufficient in all things in all areas of life.