In a courageous change of direction, Paul Stutzman, known for his hiking and adventure books, gives us a different kind of adventure story—a deeply personal account of two loves in his life. This may be the book he “always intended to write” but never quite got around to doing it. Now, events have transpired that pushed him to publish these reflections on life and the urgent advice, Don’t wait too long… Are you postponing a dream? Waiting until “someday”? Looking for that “perfect moment” and the “right timing”? Paul invites you into his private life and thoughts and encourages you not to wait too long.
Paul Stutzman’s hiking shoes have slogged through Maine’s mud, filled with Mississippi River water, traversed Spain’s plains, and now tread, in awe, some of the same hillsides, shores, and streets where Jesus’ sandals trod.
On a hike through Israel, Paul and his friend Craig visit places that were prominent in the life and ministry of Jesus. Paul is seeking two things: to better know the human Jesus and to find the answer to a question that has puzzled him for years—What does it mean to follow Jesus?
This journey changes Paul’s understanding of many of the stories in the Gospels. He writes his account in hopes that you, too, will find a closer relationship with Jesus of Nazareth as you go with him and Craig to Nazareth, Capernaum, the far country, the gates of hell, the manger in Bethlehem, the Garden Tomb, and the city of Jerusalem.
Lying in the grass and watching the changing shapes of clouds above her, young Meg wonders where clouds come from. Grandpa tells a whimsical story about the factory and the children who work there to make clouds. Beyond the fantasy, there is a teachable lesson -- children taking responsibility for their actions and working together to accomplish a task. Delightful illustrations for the younger set, easy enough for early readers. Ages 3 - 8.
Johnny Miller grew up in an Old Order Amish family, but he often quipped that he was Out of Order Amish. His early and constant doubts about the Amish faith and lifestyle lead to a desperate choice; but even as he leaves his family and the life he’s known behind, he is not sure whether he’s headed for life and hope or destruction and damnation.
Johnny Miller is home again, farming the land he loves in a quiet Amish community in Ohio.
But although he’s not physically wandering, he is still wondering. Wondering why he is restless. Wondering why he feels that some piece of his life is not yet in place. Wondering why, when he was medically “dead,” he was met by his wife, who told him his time to enter Heaven had not yet come—he was still needed on earth.
This third and final book of the “The Wanderers” series follows Johnny’s wandering to a place where he finally finds home.