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I always enjoyed reading books by Richard Paul Evans. When I stumbled upon his series “The Walk” I immediately got the first one from the library, entitled simply, The Walk. I did read the full series and recommend it, at least give the first book a try.
I read this one before I started really writing reviews. I rated it 5 stars and my review was very brief: What happens to a man who has lost everything, his business, his home, his wife, he goes walking. What is he looking for, he does not know. A quick read. It was both sad and happy in parts. I am looking forward to the next one in this trilogy.
What I would add now is:
This is a story about making choices. It will make you think about how your decisions and choices will affect your life and your path. It made me do some soul searching about what I hoped to get out of life and the decisions I will have to make along the way.
About the Book From Goodreads: “My name is Alan Christoffersen. You don’t know me. ‘Just another book in the library,’ my father would say. ‘Unopened and unread.’ You have no idea how far I’ve come or what I’ve lost. More important, you have no idea what I’ve found.” —Prologue
What would you do if you lost everything—your job, your home, and the love of your life—all at the same time? When it happens to Seattle ad executive Alan Christoffersen, he’s tempted by his darkest thoughts. A bottle of pills in his hand and nothing left to live for, he plans to end his misery. Instead, he decides to take a walk. But not any ordinary walk. Taking with him only the barest of essentials, Al leaves behind all that he’s known and heads for the farthest point on his map: Key West, Florida. The people he encounters along the way, and the lessons they share with him, will save his life—and inspire yours.
Richard Paul Evans’ extraordinary New York Times bestsellers have made him one of the world’s most beloved storytellers. A life-changing journey, both physical and spiritual, The Walk is the first of an unforgettable series of books about one man’s search for hope.
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