The Spiritual Traveler: Chicago and Illinois is a unique guidebook. It introduces hundreds of churches, synagogues, mosques, meeting houses, Buddhist meditation centers and Hindu temples, as well as retreat centers of various religious traditions. It lists landmarks that rank among America's finest works of architecture and contain treasures of spiritual art and history. It describes numerous beautiful gardens, parks, cemeteries, and other peaceful places, as well as the natural beauty of the land between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River. Introductory chapters recount the spiritual history of Illinois, offer an overview of many faith traditions, and explain its sacred architecture. Written for readers and seekers of every faith or none, The Spiritual Traveler: Chicago and Illinois reveals the stories behind these extraordinary sites and places of spiritual power and takes you to the heart and soul of this ancient land.