Unlikely Pilgrim: A Journey Into History and Faith

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Beaufort Books
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5.7 X 1.0 X 8.5 inches | 0.85 pounds
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About the Author

Alfred Regnery is a publisher and a lawyer with a half-century career in business, politics, the law and journalism. He has practiced law in the Midwest and in Washington, DC, was Counsel to a Senate Committee, a senior official in the US Department of Justice, President of his family's book publishing business and publisher of a national magazine. He has written three books and hundreds of articles, and has served, and continues to serve, on many boards of directors. He lives on a farm in rural Virginia, and maintains an office in Washington where he remains engaged in national politics.


"Alfred Regnery journeyed on foot, bicycle, and local transport along the pilgrim routes of the old world, recording the indelible traces of Christianity in a continent that is now trying hard to rub them out. Regnery's acute observations of the people and places along his way, and his sensitive response to the holiness that still lingers around them, make for fascinating reading. While accomplishing remarkable feats of physical endurance he also pursued his own spiritual journey, from scepticism to Christianity and thence into the Catholic Church. His touching account of this is not the least of the book's many charms, and his account of the state of Europe today should be read by all who are concerned with Western civilisation and its fate."

--Roger Scruton

In Unlikely Pilgrim, Alfred Regnery has provided a fascinating account of a series of unique trips

to parts of Europe and the Middle East, which give a remarkable insight into the origins and

significant aspects of Christianity and Western Civilization. Much more than a travelogue, this

highly readable book includes both stories of high adventure and perceptive observations of the

peoples and places that have affected the course of history. A particularly compelling feature

of this rewarding book is the author's personal reflections about the impact of these experiences

on his own life and philosophy.

--Ed Meese III

Al Regnery's Unlikely Pilgrim is the story of grace at work in a life lived with integrity and courage--and an encouragement to others to find The Way.

--George Weigel

"Unlikely Pilgrim is not only an account of a journey into history; it is a marvellous, and very readable, account of a walk in faith."

--Tony Perkins, President, Family Research Council

"This fascinating faith-filled book about pilgrimages over the last 20 years to historic monasteries and churches in Western and Eastern Europe, the Balkans and the Middle East. Regnery, a convert to Catholicism, found abundant evidence that Christianity is very much alive where it began 2,000 years ago."

--Lee Edwards, Distinguished Fellow, The Heritage Foundation