Pilgrim Heart


“[Pilgrim Heart} is a wise and honest book, in style simple and in substance complex; just what I prefer. It’s full of heart, and so its title is appropriate, and yet its intelligence, so smooth and understated, raises it above most books on similar themes.”

– Thomas Moore, author, The Care of the Soul






Pilgrim Heart: The Inner Journey Home was a Booksense selection and received a starred review from Publishers Weekly.

“Spiritual readers of all stripes will enjoy this meditation on the meaning of home and journey. York, a Unitarian Universalist minister, writes that all seekers are restless for spiritual homes, and the first step in finding them is to embark on a journey. York tells the story of her own journey, which includes a literal trek through Thailand and Nepal, as well as a metaphorical journey toward her own soul. York returns from her spiritual and physical travels feeling, quite simply, more “at home at home”; her audience will no doubt feel that way, too, after reading this lovely book.”–(star) Publishers Weekly “In her invigorating new book, Sarah York tutors us in the spiritual arts of long looking and deep listening. She demonstrates the sturdy value of an open and receptive heart—especially in the face of the unfamiliar and the unexpected. This is a very welcome addition to the pilgrimage genre.”–Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Media Editors, Spirituality and Health