Some things in life sneak up on you. Not all of those moments are good. However, if you aren’t open to learning something new, you will miss a lot of beautiful and rewarding moments.
When I opened Roger Thompson’s book, We Stood Upon Stars: Finding God in Lost Places, I was lost in wonder (and yes, that sounds a little sappy coming from me, but this book hit me at the right moment in life).
If the book had been sold to me as a “guide for men,” or as a “spiritual quest” for Christians, I would have steered clear. A lot of those kinds of books are the same, and I’ve read too many to count. Ironically, this book is exactly a spiritual quest for men… and I loved all of it.
I think I enjoyed the book because the author shares some of my passions. Thompson loves travel (especially in National Parks), motorcycles and a few other things I enjoy – it almost felt like hearing from an old friend. Like me, he isn’t a “handyman” and he articulates the same insecurity I have around not being mechanical. The author is able to take his insecurities and make sense out of them a way that speaks to me… and I was really inspired by the end of the book.
If you’re serious about getting more out of life… you should go get a copy of this book today – and then get in touch with me to compare notes!
Many books I read and review come directly from publishers. Please note, however, that I am not paid to review any of these books, and that everything I say about a book is my own opinion.