A title as alluring as Wonderlustcan'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
Wonderlust: A Spiritual Travelogue for the Adventurous Soulby Vicki J. Kuyper
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.
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Meet the Author
Vicki, a freelance writer, is an avid traveler who has drawn closer to God through her travels. With hopes to see more of the world, she has already journeyed to 40 countries across five continents. She holds a bachelor of science degree in journalism from California Polytechnic State University, and has written or coauthored numerous books including Wonderlust; Be Patient, God Isn’t Finished with Me Yet; Everyday Prayers for Everyday Cares for Moms; and Glimpses of an Invisible God. Over the years, she has learned that it is not a lust for adventure, but a hunger for God that is at the heart of her passion to explore new horizons, both geographically and personally. When Vicki and her husband, Mark, are not on the road, they reside in Phoenix, Arizona. They have been married 27 years and have two married children, Ryan and Katrina.
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