Where Jesus Prayed
Danielle Shroyer;Carter Rose;
, Carter Rose, Photographer
Number of pages: 160
Danielle Shroyer went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land at a time when she was tired of wordy prayers. She entered a church intending to pray only silently, focusing on the feeling of the place and God’s presence within it. What happened instead was that the Lord’s Prayer bubbled up, simple, open, and profound. Thus began a rhythm that lasted for two weeks of pilgrimage, as she traveled from place to place, each important for understanding the life of Jesus, praying the Lord’s Prayer again and again. The rich intersection of place, Bible, and prayer, deeply rooted in faith, provide the reader with an experience far beyond a simple tour of the Holy Land. It creates an atmosphere in which Jesus comes alive.
"As someone who regularly leads immersion trips to the Holy Land, I am familiar with the best resources available. Shroyer’s book now tops the list. She presents unexpected, new ways of viewing the places, and she centers it entirely around a conversation with Jesus. Highly recommended!"
—Jaime Clark-Soles, Associate Professor of New Testament, SMU Perkins School of Theology
"Danielle’s beautiful and wise ’love letter to the Holy Land’ brought me right back to the smells, sounds, and textures of that extraordinary place, and it drew me into a deeper connection with the Lord’s Prayer along the way. This book is a invitation to walk with Jesus in a richer way, and I’ve learned from every step along that journey."
—Shauna Niequist, author of Bread & Wine and Savor
Danielle Shroyer is an author, speaker, and blogger. She served as the Pastor of Journey Church, one of the first independent emerging churches in the country, for over eight years. Danielle is the author of The Boundary Breaking God: An Unfolding Story of Hope and Promise (Jossey-Bass, 2009). A graduate of Baylor University and Princeton Theological Seminary, Danielle speaks often across the country on issues of theology, faith, church leadership, culture, and story. She has written for Patheos, The Hardest Question, and Immerse magazine, and she blogs often at www.danielleshroyer.com. She lives with her husband and two children in Dallas, Texas.