Beginning on the Scottish Island of Iona and ending with a fifty-mile walk to Canterbury Cathedral, Lovett’s pilgrimage joins the two roots of Christianity in Britain—the northern Celtic mission of St. Columba and the work begun in the south by the Roman St. Augustine. Along the way, Lovett explores the rich history of the English Church from early Celtic Christianity to the present day and takes readers on a journey to some of the most spectacular spirtual sites in the world. Sparrow Through the Hall is an homage to Britain, to Christianity, and to pilgrimage.
“The book is impeccably written in lucid and, at times, almost poetic prose. Lovett is willing to recount intimate reactions to the sites he visited in such a manner that the reader empathizes with his feelings.”