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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.

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Brad & Bruce

Brad Lyons and Bruce Barkhauer

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!

Front-page photos

A camera is perched to photogaph a rocky stream and a towering bluff

Curious where the photo at the top of the page is from? Here's a complete list of photos and their sources.

America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America
America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America16 hours ago
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park's Halema'uma'u lava lake from Kilauea Overlook (Photo: Janice Wei)
America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America
America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America4 days ago
Where have you felt very, very out of place? Where did you have only a basic understanding of how to get the sustenance you needed, relying on the kindness of strangers and your own wits to get by—or maybe you had no understanding at all? Beyond a few days of traveling on a vacation or a mission excursion, few of us will have the experience of being an alien in a foreign land. Statue of Liberty National Monument commemorates those who gave up nearly everything they had and everything they knew to come to the United States. What would it take for you to make a decision to make a home somewhere you’d never been?
America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America
America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America6 days ago
Happy 5th birthday to your copy of America's Holy Ground! Every page of every copy was printed on this date in 2019 in East Peoria, Illinois.
America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America
America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America1 week ago
Mount Rainier from the deck of Gobblers Knob Fire Lookout, roughly 8 miles southwest of the peak, Mount Rainier National Park (NPS photo)
America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America
America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America2 weeks ago
How much are you willing to risk for your freedom? In the years leading up to the Civil War, enslaved people put their lives on the line when they attempted to escape to the northern states and freedom. Harriet Tubman made more than a dozen daring trips into the South to help more than 70 people escape to freedom. Maryland’s Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park honors the Underground Railroad’s most famous engineer and the people who risked everything for a better life.