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Scott HubbarttWaterbrook Press / 2014 / ePubOur Price$6.994 out of 5 stars for A Short Walk to the Edge of Life: How My Simple Adventure Became a Dance with Death-and Taught Me What Really Matters - eBook. View reviews of this product. 7 ReviewsAvailability: In StockStock No: WW48763EB
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BONDing over BOOKS4 Stars Out Of 5One Wrong TurnNovember 13, 2014BONDing over BOOKSQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 3What started out as a "simple" eight-hour hike in the mountains turned into a dangerous five-day ordeal against his pride and the elements of nature. Scott Hubbartt decided to retrace a journey his wife's ancestor, Felipe Lam made, in "a rocky, dry, barren, high desert windswept portion of the Andes mountains of Peru - "twice the size of Texas." Armed with only his Boy Scout and military background, compasses, a light jacket, one bottle of water, he packed what he thought he should have, not what he needed to have.
His life took a wrong turn and his whole world was turned upside down. He reflected on his life, the good and the bad decisions, regrets of things not and/or left done and loved ones he might never see again. Silence, solitude, desperation and fear are dangerous tools in the wrong situations. With no place else to turn he asked God for help. He prayed and pleaded with God to save him, send someone to save him, send a sign...a miracle. However, according to him - he heard nothing but silence and saw no evidence of a miracle... he was being ignored (or so he thought).
Anyone at anytime can be humbled by situations and circumstances, but it takes a wise person to see, embrace and learn from those things. Scott Hubbartt thought that he had everything he needed and although "he was trained for, confident about, and even arrogant about this adventurous excursion he quickly learned new lessons of humility and faith as he became lost, desperate, and close to death." He recalled how he prayed for a sign and his deceased brother, Glenn appeared, said "Hey Scott, You comin'?" and showed him a way out. However, because he believed he must have been hallucinating he held steadfast to his own flawed understanding and headed deeper in the wrong direction.
Timing is everything and if Scott had "decided to walk out of the cement camp on the fourth night," he would have never been rescued. He experienced many "miracles" that saved his life. When all else failed, with his back against the wall he knew that he had one chance to make the right choice in order to survive. "Death surely wasn't my first choice, nor was it easy to put my pride and self-sufficiency aside, but I knew that there was only one path left to me - simple trust...God's plan and timing are always perfect!"
MoriahMaineAge: 18-24Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5A Short Walk to the Edge of Life: ReviewOctober 27, 2014MoriahMaineAge: 18-24Gender: FemaleQuality: 4Value: 3Meets Expectations: 5A Short Walk to the Edge of Life is the tale of one man's physical and spiritual journey through an extraordinary life-and-death circumstance.
A seasoned hiker with lots of experience, Scott Hibbard had no idea what awaited him when he set out on what would turn out to be the hiking experience of a lifetime. Anticipating a relatively short day hike, Scott set out into the South American desert unprepared for what lay ahead.
Unknowingly going off-course from his intended route, Scott found himself lost with a rapidly diminishing amount of water and no way to get more. As he struggled to get back on course, Scott found through and unexpected and lifesaving set of miracles that God's plan for our lives can turn out to be far different than what we expect and that sometimes in order to be rescued you have to be past the end of your rope.
This book was pretty good. I enjoyed it. The one part that bothered me was the author's credit to his late brother, who the author saw while hallucinating, for getting him back on the path that would lead him to being rescued. I think God can use hallucinations to accomplish His purpose, and I just think that the author should have given all the credit to God for that.
If you enjoy hiking yourself or if you enjoy true survival stories, you would enjoy this book. I rate it 4 stars.
I received a copy of this book free from the publisher for the purpose of writing this review. All opinions expressed here are my own. Thank you, WaterBrook Multnomah, for my free copy! :-)
pastor lesWilliamston,MIAge: Over 65Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5A Short Walk To The Edge of LifeAugust 19, 2014pastor lesWilliamston,MIAge: Over 65Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4This is well written by a man that is transparent with his life. He is especially transparent with the serious mistakes he made that are recorded in this book. I appreciated how he records the journey with honesty and how he sought to learn from the mistakes.He records some awesome provisions by the Lord as he wanders in a very dangerous part of the world,totally lost and his life in grave danger.His ability to make Biblical application from the lessons learned are worth the price of the book. His reflections on his past are incorporated into the book in such a way that we can be encouraged to learn from our own past. I recoomend this as a good and challenging read. I received this book from Waterbrook Press for the purpose of reviewing it. Thank you !
Jen PenMidwest3 Stars Out Of 5A good message learned and shared...August 15, 2014Jen PenMidwestQuality: 4Value: 3Meets Expectations: 3SUMMARY:
Scott Hubbartt, a military veteran with years of survival training, becomes lost during a day-hike through the Peruvian Andes. Heat, dehydration, starvation, isolation and rugged desert terrain all make for an almost perilous journey. After realizing his many mistakes, Scott Hubbartt reaches out to God in desperation. Is it enough? Is it too late? Does God listen? Will he make it out alive
A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Actually this memoir would never have needed to be written if the author had smartly relied on his highly skilled survival training and basic adventure guidelines. However, it was written due to his lack of preparedness and fortunately ended well with lessons learned, determination strengthened, and faith/ trust in God developed. Overall, a rather slow story but with a good message shared. The included maps which chronicled his intended trek against his actual course of travel were appreciated and contributed to the understanding of his story.
3 (out of 5) pennies
*I received a complimentary copy of A Short Walk To The Edge Of Life from WaterBrook Press for my honest review*
DanniAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5AmazingJune 24, 2014DanniAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4I couldn't put this book down. What an amazing story! I would definitely say that Scott Hubbartt is crazy. But honestly if you aren't just a little crazy would you find yourself hiking in the mountains of Peru?
I loved reading about Hubbartt's journey. I was rough and brutal. But Hubbartt grew from it. He learned from his mistakes.
This book a must read. It was so good. I am glad it had a "happy" ending, since not all stories do.
I received this book from Blogging for Books in sxchange for my honest review.