“I found things in the woods I didn’t know I was looking for…and now I’ll never be the same.”
– Jennifer Pharr Davis~
At the age of 21, and fresh out of college, Jennifer Davis decides to hike the Appalachian trail. She hopes that it will give her time to think about what she’d like to do with her life. Jennifer is profoundly changed by the challenges she faces through her journey over the next four months.
This is one of my favorite trail stories. Jennifer is a gifted writer. She has the ability to make you feel as though you are on the trail with her, going through every challenge along the way. The book also paints a good picture of what it is like to hike the trail as a woman, not only physically, but emotionally. Jennifer is also a Christian. For that reason, her perspective about the journey was important to me. There is something irresistible about stories-especially real-life stories-of insecure people who fight the odds, face their fears and end up becoming better, stronger people for it. It’s a very inspiring story. By the end of the book, you will feel like you have what it takes to hike the Appalachian Trail, too!
I highly recommend this book. (5 Stars)