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
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.
Speaking topics and endorsements as
well as books from a variety of publishers may be found on the links
For more information, e-mail: SJBinz@aol.com
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What People Are Saying...
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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What People Are Saying...
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
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
Joanne McCracken, Medford NJ
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
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
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
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
Carin Vostatek, Mountain Home