Synopsis: Rome: A Pilgrim's Guide to the Eternal City is not a travel book; it is a pilgrim's guide to the city of Rome and its most ancient churches. In addition to helpful descriptions of the primary monuments and churches of Rome, this book will give the reader just enough historical background to enhance the spiritual nature of a trip to the Eternal City. Along with the description of each church, Papandrea includes prayers from the ancient church, and across the span of the history of Christianity, in order to facilitate prayer and meditation in the very sites that have been considered holy ground for over a millennium. Over one hundred photographs are included, not only to help the reader use this book as a guide in Rome, but also to make the book a valuable devotional aid both before and after the trip. Coming back from Rome after using this book, the reader will find that Rome has become a second home. Endorsements: "There are many guidebooks to Rome, but this is the one true pilgrim guide. It has been almost a half-century since the last great one was published, and Rome has changed much since then. Christian travelers have been in dire need of this book. A pilgrim should always travel light, but never be without Papandrea's Rome. It goes deep in history and still deeper in true piety." --Mike Aquilina, author of The Fathers of the Church and many other books Author Biography: James L. Papandrea, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Church History at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. He is the author of Reading the Early Church Fathers (2012), Novatian of Rome and the Culmination of Pre-Nicene Orthodoxy (Pickwick 2011), The Wedding of the Lamb: A Historical Approach to the Book of Revelation (Pickwick 2011), Spiritual Blueprint: How We Live, Work, Love, Play, and Pray (2010), and The Trinitarian Theology of Novatian of Rome: A Study in Third-Century Orthodoxy (2008). His Web site is www.JimPapandrea.com.