The Traveler is a series of meditations written by James Meikle when he was a surgeon on a British battleship. Part journal, part Devotional Meikle leads us on a journey at sea and of faith. "The highest wisdom of the traveler, then, is to be made a member of the heavenly family. Thus, when the frail family, of which he is a mortal member, must be divided, parted, and spread abroad-some in death, some in distant lands-he shall never be cast out of the celestial family, nor denied the high privileges thereof-but may cry to God, 'Abba, Father, ' and shall find him not far off, when roaring oceans interrupt the father's passionate care, and bound the tender mother's melting flow of affection. Without such a celestial relationship-we are orphans, though we had the best of fathers, and the kindest of mothers."