Your national park experience can be a holy experience, too.
More than 400 national parks, historic sites, lakeshores, rivers, battlefields, and trails across the United States and its territories are protected by the National Park Service - "America's best idea." America's Holy Ground and America's Sacred Sites take you to more than 100 of these beloved sites, known for their inspiring natural beauty, unmatched diversity, historical preservation, and personal inspiration - but unlike a tour book, they will help you see God and the sacred everywhere you go.
Make your next vacation a pilgrimage. National Park Service sites offer more than nature and history — they offer opportunities to think about our faith and our values. America’s Holy Sites digs deeper into America’s landmarks with scripture, reflections, and a trio of questions to help you consider how you can better live out your faith.
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About America’s Sacred Sites
The National Park Service oversees more than the 61 national parks; monuments and historic sites mark where important events in America’s story occurred, protect unique natural landmarks, and remember those who changed history. Brad Lyons and Bruce Barkhauer help you consider how your faith and values are reflected in those treasured places.
America’s Holy Sites: 50 Faithful Reflections on Our National Monuments and Historic Landmarks visits an NPS site in each state, considering a unique trait of each place and connecting it to your own life. Courage, mercy, leadership, liberty – these are just a few of the themes you’ll explore on this unique journey. A scripture verse and a trio of questions take your experience deeper
Brad Lyons serves as the President and Publisher of CBP/Chalice Press. An award-winning journalist in his native Oklahoma, he is the extremely lucky and proud father of three kind, funny, and smart kids.
Bruce Barkhauer teaches generosity for a living, which he knows is the greatest gig he has ever had. He loves the earth and thinks we need to take better care of it. He is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and is married to Laura. They share three children and three grandchildren, which Barkhauer says is the only thing better than his day job.
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We aren't backwoods hermits - we're normal folks just like you who love national parks. We just happened to figure out a way to take it to the next level!