For centuries labyrinths have been used as tools for personal pilgrimage, meditation and spiritual formation. In A Labyrinth Pilgrimage, author C. A. Radke uses daily devotions to take the reader on a spiritual journey in a progression from creation to Easter. The journey follows the path into his unique, seven-circuit Cross Labyrinth design, which always leads the pilgrim to an encounter with God at the foot of the cross. While it can be used at any time of the year, the book is especially suited to a Lenten devotional study supported by HymnSite.com and CrossLabyrinth.com, with the journey beginning on Ash Wednesday and ending on Easter. Each devotion corresponds with a segment of the labyrinth, connecting the daily studies with the pilgrim's journey. Weekly themes can be used for separate studies on Creation; Separation; The Human Condition; People of God's Choosing; Division and Demise; The Savior Comes; Overcoming Every Challenge
C.A. Radke has led, written, and participated in Christian studies for adults for over thirty years, covering individual books and surveys of the Bible, seasons of the Christian year, spiritual gifts, current issues, and other faith topics. He has written and published suggested hymns for use with the Revised Common Lectionary along with notes on Featured Hymns which have been posted for over a decade on his website, HymnSite.com. He earned his bachelor's degree from Oklahoma City University, holds a law degree from the University of Oklahoma, and completed classes at Southern Methodist University's Perkins School of Theology. Born in North Carolina, he has lived in six U.S. states from coast to coast. He presently resides with his wife in Texas.