3000 Miles to Jesus

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3000 Miles to Jesus follows the adventurous journey of three pilgrims who set off for Jerusalem in the 1400s. We’re invited to grab our staff and scrip and come along. Walking with these travelers of old, we hear their stories, gain nuggets of wisdom, and learn an important spiritual truth: all of life is a pilgrimage. The book draws on the rich history of the Christian faith to encourage us on our daily and lifelong walk with God.

Author Lisa Deam writes of her inspiration for this book: “I discovered that in their travels, medieval pilgrims displayed qualities I wanted to emulate. They were patient. Faithful. Courageous. And inefficient—gloriously so. Pilgrims were in it for the long haul, risking everything to take a journey of faith. The conviction that drove them is one to which I daily aspire.” 

3000 Miles to Jesus will appeal to all who seek to be intentional about life’s sacred journey. It is recommended for the season of Lent, when God’s people are called to become pilgrims on the road to Jerusalem.

What People Are Saying:

“You are not alone. That is the encouragement of this honest yet hopeful book, inviting us to join saints of old on a journey as long as the Christian life itself.”

  • James K.A. Smith, editor in chief, Image Journal and author of On the Road with Saint Augustine 

“From the deep well of her study of medieval pilgrimage and her own rich life of faith, Lisa has written an accessible and winsome guide for today’s pilgrims—those of us who long not just to travel to God but also desire a closer walk with God. 3000 Miles to Jesus is a treasure.”

  • Richella Parham, Vice-Chairman, Renovaré and author of Mythical Me: Finding Freedom from Constant Comparison

3000 Miles to Jesus is a treasure vault opened up for us by an historian and insightful contemplative thinker. In this book, Deam functions as an archaeologist who uncovers the way, and also a trailblazer who guides us in the way of Jesus. Along the path, we learn of saints—of pilgrims—we may have never even heard of before but who speak to us right now where we are.”

  • Marlena Graves, author of The Way Up Is Down: Becoming Yourself by Forgetting Yourself

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A World Transformed
Exploring the Spirituality of Medieval Maps

On the edge of medieval maps, monsters roam. In the west, pilgrims take well-traveled roads to Rome and Compostela. In the east, Old Testament history unfolds. And at the center, in the city of Jerusalem, Jesus saves the world.


In A World Transformed, Lisa Deam takes us on an incredible journey through medieval maps. Despite their curious appearance, these maps, as Deam shows, are surprisingly modern. In their monstrous, marvelous sights lie treasure troves of wisdom to guide twenty-first-century Christians on their walk with God. Each chapter in this geographical journey links medieval maps to biblical concepts and spiritual practices that transform our faith and our world.

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