Camino-Inspired Books

Greetings! It’s the time of year to share a selection of Camino-inspired gifts for the holidays.  I try to find gifts created within the last year, or that have not been featured on my previous posts. Featured below are books that would make excellent gifts for the Camino enthusiast in your life. 

Featured Books

1000 Miles: Walking & Painting the Way of Saint James
by Sharon Bamber

In this gorgeous book, Sharon documents a 6-month 1000-mile walk across France and Spain, along the ancient Way of Saint James, painting every 5 miles along the entire journey, in all weathers and conditions. Learn more and order at

Camino Wandering
By Tara Marlow

Camino Wandering is a fictional novel, set on the Camino de Santiago. Overcoming blisters, aching joints, and the uncertainty of life, the trio walk together on a path of trust and forgiveness. But as they shed the miles, and inches from their waistlines, the connection they share bonds them like no other relationship they have ever experienced.  Available in Paperback or Kindle from Amazon.

Letters from the Way
By Barbara Anderson

Barbara V. Anderson’s book, Letters from the Way takes readers on her solo walk that covered 600 miles on the GR 653, from Arles, France to Puente la Reina, Spain. This was not Barbara’s first long distance walk and like she did before, she wrote weekly letters to her family. As these letters were shared, she found herself writing to more than fifty friends who then shared the letters with their friends.
Barbara is another one of the amazing women featured in Susan Alcorn’s book, Walk, Hike, Saunter: Seasoned Women Share Tales and Trails. I had the pleasure of walking with Barbara in San Francisco on two recent NorCal chapter hikes. She’s delightful! Purchase her book on Amazon.

Found Along The Way: Stories from the Camino de Santiago
By Sheila Kogan

A delightful book by Bay Area author Sheila Kogan. In twenty connected stories, Sheila Kogan’s Found Along The Way takes us on her five-hundred-mile pilgrimage across Spain on the Camino de Santiago. Through funny, homey, at times sacred experiences, we travel on a journey between doubt and trust, physical exhaustion and spiritual rebirth.

Available in Kindle and Paperback from Amazon.

A Daily Pilgrim Devotional
By G M T Brosius

A Daily Pilgrim Devotional serves as a daily devotional book for the hundreds of thousands whom are called by the path’s spirit to a holy and sacred site. The author has chosen words of inspiration carefully from ancient philosophers, statesmen, religious fathers and other authors who have written about pilgrimage and life as a journey. At the end of each daily entry, the author has an interpretive meaning which conveys a message of faith, hope and the resulting triumph of the pilgrim’s finish.  At a minimal weight of only 3.35 ounces (95 grams) and a size of 5 x 8 inches (12 x 20 cm), it was created for the person to place in their backpacks or mochilas. However, an e-book is available too! Pilgrims will also be able to write on the back of each of the 35 daily entries as a way to memorialize his or her journey and therefore to keep as a memento of their achievement.  The book was endorsed by the well respected and honourable John Brierley.
Available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Surviving Christmas by Loving Advent: Making Peace with the Incomplete
by Roy Uprichard

Told with a Celtic, Northern Irish twist, the author imagines not only the untold range of emotions coursing between the lines of our Nativity tales, but also, how we might today navigate our way through this festival full of ambiguity. Feel the ebb and flow of a season in this fresh look at our star-bright stories. Available on Kindle for just $0.99.

Roy Uprichard is the author of three beautiful Camino books which were featured before: On the Portuguese Way, Stone & Water, and Restless Hearts. “Surviving Christmas by Loving Advent” might not be a Camino book, but he definitely earned his street cred as a Camino author. I look forward to a fresh twist on the Advent season from a pilgrim’s perspective!

Note: If you have something that you think should be included in this list, email me a description and link. I will add more submissions to a “New additions” shortcut link that you’ll see when you revisit this post later.

Coming Soon: 2022 Camino Provides Patches

The new patch for 2022 will be available soon!  The 2022 date is in blue as we work our way up the rainbow of colors. 

The Camino Provides

Details and purchase at

Free shipping for US orders of $35 or more.

The Camino Patches


There will be five patch designs available while supplies last: Original with no date, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024. You can add a sticker to your order for just $1 each.

That’s a wrap for now! For pilgrims who missed the deadline but would like their Camino-related book, product, or service included in a future, please email me by Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021. This post will remain “evergreen” throughout 2022.

Most of the items featured in previous years posts are still available, so you can always skip back to these years 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016 to see other ideas.

I have made a Camino connection with these pilgrims who’s items are featured above, either in person or online. By supporting these artists, you are supporting the Camino creatives tribe. I see this as a way pilgrims can share their talents in a way others can enjoy, and possibly, also be inspired by the Camino!

Some of the items available on Amazon are links through their affiliate program. I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases, which helps to cover my costs of hosting and maintaining this website. There is never any additional cost to you. I also include direct links to the purchasing websites provided by the authors.

4 thoughts on “Camino-Inspired Books

  1. Thanks, Laurie, Glad you’ve met one of the other “chapters,” Barbara Anderson! She is delightful indeed.Happy Holidays,Susan

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  2. Thanks for the resources! I’m just beginning to read some books about the Camino, so this helps. I just finished “Hiking the Camino: 500 Miles With Jesus,” by Father Dave Pivonka. It was quite good, too, I thought.


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