Stephen J. Binz is an award-winning author of over 40 books, psychotherapist, biblical scholar, and popular speaker, offering keynotes, seminars, and workshops at national and regional conferences. Following graduate degrees at the Gregorian University, the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, and Hebrew University in Jerusalem, he has developed Bible studies in the church for three decades and has offered numerous study trips and pilgrimages to biblical lands. His work is focused on biblical theology, Christian spirituality, and psycho-social issues of personal development. His books have earned top publishing awards from the Association of Catholic Publishers and the Catholic Press Association. He lives with his wife Pamela in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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Pilgrimage Schedule:

PILGRIMAGE IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE SAINTS IN ITALY  with Stephen J. Binz               May 18 -- 29, 2015  For complete itinerary and details, click here:  Italy.pdf

HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS, MARY, AND THE APOSTLES      with Stephen J. Binz                        April 22 -- May 2, 2015   For complete itinerary and details, click here:  pilgrimage.pdf                         

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Lectio Divina Pilgrimage to the Holy Land with Stephen J. Binz. October 18 to 28, 2014.  See:   FULL!

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What People Are Saying...

The most amazing trip I have ever been on was the Holy Land pilgrimage with Stephen Binz. His knowledge of Scripture combined with his understanding of the Holy Land made the pilgrimage experience wonderful. Stephen made the Bible come alive and I would highly recommend this pilgrimage to anyone. 

Sharon Aureli, Little Rock

Our pilgrimage created the perfect setting for learning and understanding the connections and interactions of the Old and New Testaments. Stephen Binz excels in satisfying the hunger to experience the sights, sounds, smells, tastes and textures of this region with his knowledge of scripture and his life experiences in the Holy Land. Anyone wishing to have a truly religious experience and growth in faith should go on this pilgrimage.

Ellen Gassie Bernard, Mountain Home

Our pilgrimage to Israel was truly a spiritual and uplifting experience. As we have started reviewing the pictures that we had taken we really had a very thorough pilgrimage of the many sights of the Holy Land. Stephen Binz, George our local guide, and all our fellow pilgrims really made the entire experience so wonderful, pleasant, and spiritually rewarding.  

Shirley and Ron Bowling, Knoxville

Since the Holy Land was our top priority of places to see, when we heard that Stephen Binz was offering a pilgrimage we knew it was time to go. I had used Stephen’s Bible studies as our parish DRE in Ohio, and the participants loved our weekly sessions. The pilgrimage proved to be all we had hoped for and more. Because of Stephen’s deep knowledge of history and Scripture and his beautiful sharing of biblical passages and prayer at each holy site, we came home with a faith experience that will live with us for the rest of our lives.  

Dan and Marianne Dunson, Sidney OH

If you have ever thought about traveling to the Holy Land, Go! The closeness you will feel to God is indescribable. Stephen Binz brings the Gospels to life with his knowledge of Scripture and his true love and devotion to the land and Jesus.

Patricia Gilbert, Little Rock

A Stephen J. Binz Holy Land pilgrimage is a trip of a lifetime.  Even though at times it seemed overwhelming, I particularly appreciated the fact that we saw so many of the sights where Jesus spent his time on this earth. Be prepared to go back in time and experience what life was like during Jesus' time. If you love Jesus, and want to walk in his footsteps, this is the pilgrimage for you. 

Susan Janowiak, Philadelphia









Bridge-Building Opportunities is the trademark for the work of Stephen J. Binz. As a published author, biblical scholar, popular speaker, licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and pastoral counselor, he seeks to build bridges of understanding between people and bridge the way to personal transformation, understanding, and healing. His work seeks to form connections that bridge the ancient world and contemporary life, psychology and spirituality, religion and culture.

Speaking topics of Stephen J. Binz include biblical studies, pilgrimage, evangelization, spirituality, and personal growth.

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What People Are Saying...

The whole trip was rated a "ten" in my mind. Stephen Binz is so full of understanding of the Old and New Testaments and he tied it all together so seamlessly. I chose this trip not knowing what to expect and I attained my dream pilgrimage. I did not hear one negative comment from any of us. It was a privilege to travel with the whole group on this trip of a lifetime for me.

Carol Mason, Little Rock

Due to the volatility of the Middle East I was a reluctant traveler to the Holy Land but I am so glad I went. The Holy Land Pilgrimage with Stephen Binz was enlightening, enriching, fun and safe. I'd do it again tomorrow.

Joanne McCracken, Medford NJ

The Holy Land pilgrimage was a meditation in stone that connected me with my spiritual ancestors, with history, and with my sensate desire for God. Every aspect of the trip was carefully planned and greatly exceeded all my expectations. The flights, the first class hotels, meals, and the itinerary were outstanding. Also, the cost of this trip was much less than going as an ordinary tourist. Stephen Binz and our Israeli tour guide were exceptional in connecting the Scriptures, history, the cultures and languages of the people, as well as, in sharing their spiritual insights.  

Ray McCracken, Medford NJ

Celebrating Mass at such beautiful sites was awesome. Seeing the excavations, the reconstructions, and the development through the centuries was fascinating.  Experiencing the food and seeing how life goes on now in the area was just amazing. Stephen Binz puts together a pilgrimage that is truly marvelous. He chooses sites that are fun, educational, spiritual, thought provoking and memorable. The past comes alive and leads to a better understanding of Israel in its present day. I absolutely loved the trip from beginning to end. 

Mary Ochs, Rogers

We will never read the bible in quite the same way after such a spectacular pilgrimage. The combination of Steve’s biblical expertise and reflections at every key site together with the local Catholic guide’s historical insight into Jewish religious back ground made the bible come alive. To add to all of that the accommodations on the Mediterranean Sea, the Sea of Galilee, and Jerusalem were excellent. What an incredible experience! If we could we would return tomorrow. 

Terri and Jim Schiller, West Bend, WI

All the sites we went to were informative, interesting, full of meaning and history. Stephen Binz is a very informed, intellectual, and authoritative leader. It was truly a spiritual journey that I will never forget. I thank God that I went on this guided pilgrimage.

Mary Shenker, Little Rock

This pilgrimage turned out to be even better than I expected.  I enjoyed getting both the Biblical and historical perspectives from the most qualified teachers that I think there could possibly be. Although I have been reading the bible for 23 years, because of this trip I have a much better understanding of it and I am even more in love with Jesus. If I ever do go back, it will be with Stephen Binz on one of his pilgrimages.

Carin Vostatek, Mountain Home

I was privileged to be chaplain for a pilgrimage led by Stephen Binz. At every stop along the way, from Jaffa to Jerusalem, he provided pilgrims with meditations on biblical passages relating to the sites. He made being in the land of Jesus, the apostles, and the prophets not just a journey but a retreat where we could connect to our ancient faith. 

Msgr. David LeSieur, Rogers AR






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