* Marvel at the wildflowers along Peru's Inca Trail; ride an elephant through the teak forests of Thailand; travel to destinations from Colorado to Beijing; and take in the spiritual scenery along the way! In these artful essays celebrating outward and inward journeys, Kuyper witnesses to the "True Artist and Architect" of our wondrous world. 224 pages, softcover from New Hope.
Wonderlust is 30 spiritual travelogues that take readers on an adventurous journey around the globe, as well as on their own personal inner pilgrimage toward a better understanding of God and themselves. Readers join the author on a journey of discovery to find God?'s imprint on creation, from hiking the Inca Trail to riding a dogsled across the Arctic tundra. Readers will catch a glimpse of the wonder, beauty, and mystery of God?'s world and their unique place in it and in God?'s heart.
A title as alluring as Wonderlust can't help evoking fantasies of the author's
recollections, taking the reader floating across the world in luxuriously
reflective repose or exciting adventure. Unfortunately, Kuyper (101 Ways to Be
a Great Mom) does not quite deliver on the book's titular promise. Though her
many vignettes tell of travels as far and wide as Machu Picchu in Peru, Assisi
in Italy and the wilds of the Amazon, these are usually too short to suggest
much sense of place and each ends abruptly with a laundry list of textbook
like questions that attempt to shepherd readers through a similar revelatory
spiritual moment. Though perfect for the morning commute, these short chapters
won't satisfy the traveler who's settled in for a long trip. Rather than trust
readers to "journey toward" the various chapter themes (Healing, Identity,
Integrity, among others) on their own, she interrupts with awkward questions
like "What has God used to `warm' you toward being more `positively' pious in
your life?" For readers who can forgive the short chapters and ignore the
textbookish style, rewards do await: though too hastily recounted Kuyper's
travels (to 40 countries on five continents) are adventurous and fascinating
on their own. (Sept.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
Vicki Kuyper is an avid traveler who has drawn closer to God through her journeys
to 40 countries across 5 continents. And still she would like to see more of the
world. Prior to her new release Wonderlust, she has written or coauthored numerous books including Be Patient, God Isnt Finished with Me Yet, Everyday Prayers for Everyday Cares, and Glimpses of an Invisible God. A riveting speaker at womens retreats and luncheons, she is passionate about ministering to others. When Vicki and her husband, Mark, are not on the road, they reside in Phoenix, Arizona.
For anyone with a lust for travel, Wonderlust contains 30 spiritual travelogues that take readers on an adventurous journey around the globe, as well as on their own personal inner pilgrimage toward a better understanding of God and themselves. Whether the trip takes the reader under veil of moonlight to the mountains of Machu Picchu or riding an elephant through the teak forests of Thailand, the reader will be swept away on a journey like no other. Each chapter is a mini-journey that stretches across 7 states, 15 countries, and 5 continents.
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