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Reviews by Kaarina: (Seymour) Muehl Public Library

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Author: Paul V. Stutzman

This book is the best book I have read in a couple of years, maybe in my whole life. It is a true story about Paul Stutzman’s 2,176 mile hike on the Appalachian Trail after he loses his wife to breast cancer. This book makes you think about your own life and how you live it. It also makes you question if you really appreciate the people around you. What if some tragedy or big loss would face you, how would your life change and how would you find new meaning in your life?

Hiking through is a book of fears and courage, facing yourself and facing God. What really is important in life many times is not what we thought it was. This book is well written. It really makes you feel that you are making the journey with him, not only reading about it. 

Hiking through makes you laugh and it makes you cry. It gives you hope and the feeling that even when you are alone, you really are not alone. After the journey you can feel what the author Paul V. Stutzman feels, peace and trust. If you don’t believe me, you better read the book yourself! Even better, if you do believe me, hurry up and get the book from the shelf and start enjoying the 2,176 mile captivating hike with Paul and the other interesting people he meets on the way!