Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Books read in 2015: No. 4 -- Hiking Through

by Paul Stutzman

Started: Jan. 11
Finished: Jan. 14

Notes: After reading Bill Bryson's book on the Appalachian Trail, I was looking into related books when I came across this one in which the author recounts taking to the trail after the death of his wife to breast cancer. That obviously hit home for me.

Mini review: The most interesting parts of this book were the characters and friendships made along the trail, as well as the author's personal spiritual journey dealing with grief, the loss of his life, and the relationship he found with God. For non-believers who want to read about the AT, this is probably not the best book, but for Christians and those open to such material, this isn't a bad choice. Still, once you've read a book or two and some of the material online, you become familiar with the trail and the places along it (and even some of the people who live near), so there's not much point to read more such books unless one is strictly interested in the emotional and perhaps spiritual journey taken by the author(s).

1 comment:

Charles Gramlich said...

I've not read many such books. I guess I always figured everyone's spiritual journey is different, but I imagine I could learn some things from them.