Cicerone Press Publisher Associate Sandy Brown (www.caminoist.org) joins Author Kevin Donahue (www.sacredstepsbook.com) to discuss their pilgrimage experiences, Sandy's newest guidebook, and three of Kevin’s pilgrimage routes: the Camino de Santiago, the California Missions Trail, and the Via Francigena. A companion to the book Sacred Steps: A Pilgrimage Journal by Kev…
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Cicerone Press Associate Publisher Sandy Brown (www.caminoist.org) joins Author Kevin Donahue (www.sacredstepsbook.com) to discuss their pilgrimage experiences, Sandy's newest guidebook, and three of Kevin’s pilgrimage routes: the Camino de Santiago, the California Missions Trail, and the Via Francigena.
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MEET OUR GUEST: SANDY BROWN
Sanford “Sandy” Brown is a writer, pilgrim walker, and tour leader from Seattle, Washington USA. He is Associate Publisher at Cicerone Press, where he focuses on international pilgrim trails. Since 2008, Sandy has walked over 10,000 kilometers along the routes of the Camino de Santiago, the Via di Francesco, and the Via Francigena. Sandy shares his insights and tales from his journies on his eponymous YouTube channel.
His latest guidebook, the Camino de Santiago: Camino Francés was released in January 2020 by Cicerone Press. Prior to that, he wrote the popular guidebook The Way of St Francis: from Florence to Assisi and Rome. His latest work on the Via Francigena from Canterbury to Rome is scheduled to be published in three parts, with the first available in 2021.
MEET THE HOST: Kevin Donahue
Husband. Father. Backpacker. Pilgrim. Author.
In 2019, Kevin Donahue set off from his home in the United States to begin a pilgrimage journey spanning both years and miles, walking across continents to the ancient end of the world, to kneel at the tombs of eight Apostles. Available for Easter 2022, Sacred Steps: A Pilgrimage Journal, is Kevin's first-hand account of the people and places found along the way to inspire questions and enlighten answers about faith, hope, and love.
Connect with Kevin online through his blog (One Step Then Another) or Facebook Page (@sacredstepsbook).
Sacred Steps: A Pilgrimage Journal
Available from print and digital booksellers for Easter 2022, Sacred Steps: A Pilgrimage Journal is the first-person account of a reluctant pilgrim navigating the eternal questions of faith while walking along the world’s revered paths. The book follows one man’s journey through Portugal and Spain on the Camino de Santiago, along the coast of the Pacific Ocean connecting California’s Missions Trail, across England’s ancient Pilgrims’ Way, and onward towards Rome via Europe’s forgotten footpaths on a journey of soulful discovery. More than a travelogue, Sacred Steps: A Pilgrimage Journal recalls a pilgrim's journey and the people and places he finds to inspire questions and enlighten answers about faith, hope, and love.
Associate Publisher, Pilgrimage - Cicerone Press
Sanford ‘Sandy’ Brown is an author, community activist, long-distance walker, and ordained minister from Seattle, Washington. In 2020, Sandy joined Cicerone Press as Associate Publisher for Caminos and Pilgrimages.
After reading ‘The Pilgrimage’, by Paolo Coelho in 1992, he planned his 2008 trek on the Camino de Santiago and since then has walked over 12,000 kilometers on pilgrim trails in Europe and the US.
Sandy earned his undergraduate degree in medieval history at the University of Washington in Seattle, his MDiv at Garrett Theological Seminary, which honored him in 2006 as Distinguished Alumnus, and his doctorate from Princeton Theological Seminary in gender, sexuality and spirituality. He was executive director of the Church Council of Greater Seattle and served as senior pastor of Seattle’s historic First United Methodist Church.
When he’s not walking he enjoys yoga, sailing and piano. He has two grown sons and his wife, Theresa Elliott, is a yoga master teacher.
In back-to-back episodes, author Kevin Donahue discusses walking three historic pilgrim footpaths in the United Kingdom, highlighting a journey of personal, historical, and spiritual discovery along the way.
Britain's Pilgrims' Way
Pilgrim's Path to Holy Island