Walking on Water (Walk Series #5)

Walking on Water (Walk Series #5)

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by Richard Paul Evans
     
 

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In the fifth book in the New York Times bestselling Walk Series, Alan Christensen finally reaches his destination.

A year earlier, Seattle advertising executive Alan Christoffersen lost everything he held dear—his beloved wife was killed in a terrible accident; his partner stole his business from him; and the bank foreclosed on his home when he

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In the fifth book in the New York Times bestselling Walk Series, Alan Christensen finally reaches his destination.

A year earlier, Seattle advertising executive Alan Christoffersen lost everything he held dear—his beloved wife was killed in a terrible accident; his partner stole his business from him; and the bank foreclosed on his home when he couldn’t pay the mortgage. With seemingly nothing left to live for, Alan set out to walk from Seattle to the farthest point on the map, Key West. And now, after walking more than two thousand miles on a journey filled with surprises, dangers, and revelations, he approaches his destination—and the most important decision of his life.

Romantic, suspenseful, and deeply spiritual, the Walk Series has been hailed by critics as “intriguing” (Deseret Morning News), “unconventional” (Publishers Weekly), and “definitely a journey worth taking” (Booklist). As Alan approaches Key West and the end of his quest, the revelations continue.

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Editorial Reviews

Deseret Morning News
"There are humorous moments, heartwarming moments, moments of self-discovery and moments of profound wisdom."
Kirkus Reviews
2014-05-07
The fifth volume in the Walk series brings it to a pedestrian close.Followers of the series know that Alan Christoffersen is walking across America to mend his broken heart after his wife's death. Starting in Seattle, his goal is Key West. When he reaches Jacksonville, Florida, news arrives of a dire family emergency, so he flies home to deal with it. Afterward, he returns to his walk, during which he mulls over the meaning of life and occasionally trades wisdom with strangers. One of them says Christoffersen is "like most of humanity, looking for something that's ultimately not worth finding." But Christoffersen disagrees. He's looking for hope. This last leg of his journey is about 500 miles of straight line, which pretty much describes the plot. Every day he walks 20 miles, give or take a few, and every day he says what he eats and whom he meets. Fine. This is a journal, after all. But there are no surprises, mysteries, twists, setbacks or disasters except for the one beginning the tale. He deeply misses his wife, of course, and is now in love with a woman he's never kissed and who's engaged to marry another man. Meanwhile, he claims to be "not wired for celibacy," yet he calmly rebuffs the advances of two lusty sirens in a bar without even reporting a tingle below the belt. From his journal entries, Christoffersen appears to be a man without fault. No, he doesn't compare himself to Jesus, but the metaphor is clear. After a rain, he realizes he's "walking on water," but it's no Sea of Galilee. Anyone can walk on water this shallow.Readers of the first four volumes will enjoy this conclusion. Others who are interested should read these feel-good books in sequence, starting with The Walk.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442367371
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication date:
05/06/2014
Series:
Walk Series, #5
Edition description:
Unabridged
Pages:
5
Sales rank:
1,129,842
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Richard Paul Evans is the #1 bestselling author of The Christmas Box. Each of his more than twenty-five novels has been a New York Times bestseller. There are more than twenty million copies of his books in print worldwide, translated into more than twenty-four languages. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Mothers Book Award, the Romantic Times Best Women’s Novel of the Year Award, the German Audience Gold Award for Romance, two Religion Communicators Council Wilbur Awards, the Washington Times Humanitarian of the Century Award and the Volunteers of America National Empathy Award. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife, Keri, and their five children. You can learn more about Richard on Facebook at Facebook.com/RPEFans, or visit his website, RichardPaulEvans.com.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Salt Lake City, Utah
Date of Birth:
October 11, 1962
Place of Birth:
Salt Lake City, Utah
Education:
B.A., University of Utah, 1984

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