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Publisher's Summary

After Paul Stutzman lost his wife to breast cancer, he sensed a tug on his heart - the call to a challenge, the call to pursue a dream. With a mixture of dread and determination, Paul left his job, traveled to Georgia, and took his first steps on the Appalachian Trail. What he learned during the next four and a half months changed his life and can change yours as well.
In Hiking Through, you'll join Paul on his remarkable 2,176-mile trip through 14 states in search of peace and a renewed sense of purpose. Along the way, you'll meet fascinating and funny people, experience trail magic, and discover that every choice we make on the path has consequences for the journey. More than that, you'll come away with a new understanding of God's grace and guidance, even in the smallest things.
©2012 Paul Stutzman (P)2015 Tantor
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Critic Reviews

"Appalachian Trail enthusiasts, hikers, and dreamers will find this story a compelling account of the physicality of coming to terms with life and its sadnesses." ( Publishers Weekly)
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3 out of 5 stars
By Max on 03-08-16

Interesting

Pretty interesting read. I wasn't expecting for it to get extremely religious during most of the book, to the point of having to take a break from listening to it because the author was preaching to the reader. But if hiking and religion is your thing then this is a definite read! But if hiking only is, take it in small sections and it's worth listening to!

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3 out of 5 stars
By Jhb on 03-13-16

More religious than spiritual.

Some interesting details about the APT but not very technical. The author slowly adds more and more reference to Christianity until the hike is in the background.

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2 out of 5 stars
By GeorgeBR on 03-21-18

More about religion than hiking

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

I have no problem with being religious, but this book is spoilt by the constant religious undertones. In fact, I'd say it's more a religion book than a hiking book. I have not problem with his past (strictly) religious upbringing, and the sad death of his wife, but the constant god-speak was too much for me. Looking back at the book, I don't remember a thing about the hike!

Has Hiking Through put you off other books in this genre?

No

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Narrator is fine

What character would you cut from Hiking Through?

n/a

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1 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 07-08-17

Be preached at.

Gave the book a chance, listened to half of it. Too much talk about a Christian god, too preaching. The narrator doesn't have a nice voice to listen to.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 06-11-18

hiking

great book. very touching. you got a real sense of what it would be like hiking the trail.

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