No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the author. This book began a few years before it was actually lived and written.
After college, I wandered from job to job for awhile before my friend Matt Corbin invited me on a surefire Alaskan fishing expedition that would wipe out all of the financial debts that had accrued during our reckless youth and early adulthood. The five month journey found the worst fishing season in eighteen years, a substantial break with my religious tradition, and an all-consuming infatuation with wanderlust.
My job jumping had only intensified, and I found myself at the end of my proverbial rope. Of the twenty diagnostic criteria, seventeen of them succinctly defined my standard operating procedure.
Please try again later. In a day and age where explorers and adventurers have to travel to the ends of the Earth seeking out new wonders in life, Steve McAllister has done it in our own backyard. I love the writings of wanders like Kerouac, Abbey, Grey, Kavanagh and Service and Steve McAllister has brought back the 'good ol days' with a poignant look at society and true human nature.
Leaving all his possessions behind and hitting the road searching for a renewal in spirituality, I found myself not being able to read fast enough to find out what was around the next corner in his adventure and quest. Because of his upbringing it was amazing to see someone open their mind to so many different views, all the while searching for something that was in him all along.
If you enjoy travel, adventure, spiritual awakening, or just a story of a boy growing up, this is a book I would recommend. As a skeptical lesbian who celebrates the equinox and tends to travel by car and plane, I wasn't so sure I could relate to this tale of a straight christian man who takes the road less traveled. Oh how wrong I was! The author brought me directly into his journey, offering me the sights of his adventures and the insights of his heart with a writing style easy to read and hard to put down. I carried the book in my bag and read it everywhere I had a spare moment.
This book is like that. So many times throughout the story I thought to myself, my father a christian would love this or I can't wait to show this to my old roommate who shares my appreciation for humor and good writing or I have to tell my friend a fellow train-hopper to get this book!
I finished the book with a little highway dust on me, feeling a little lighter in my step. I'm glad I bought it and am thinking that I should have taken two for the road. This book opened my eyes to many things within myself and the world around me. Steve McAllister is living proof that anyone can have an amazing life, and that you do not need to be rich or powerful to accomplish great things.
As a person who has spent the better part of my life struggling with my belifes and with Christianity especially, I found this book to be most helpful and informative on religion without being overbearing.
This book was a pleasure to read from begining to end, and I recommend it to anyone! One person found this helpful. This is the kind of book you recommend to friends and family. It communicates lessons about life, spirituality and humanity in a light-hearted way. The author is a seeker, and he records the truth of what he encounters, about himself and the people he meets. But the book is never preachy or judgmental.
It's shot through with humor, and it's just a really enjoyable read.
One person found this helpful 2 people found this helpful. And it's just as fun. The journey through the mind of Steve McAllister is an escapade I have thoroughly enjoyed. See all 5 reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
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