REV-IT-UP, Tales of a Truck Stop Chaplain is a collection of stories from the crossroads of saints and serial killers told by a chaplain who has served at a metropolitan truck stop since 2006. Sherry Blackman shows up again as a spiritual investigative reporter in this series of quick, graphic, gritty, and insightful tales of road warriors, those who serve them, and those who find themselves lost at different intersections of life. Stories that unveil the holy and the unholy, the humorous and the tragic, and illuminates a universal truth, that we all need and deserve to be seen, heard, cared for, loved, and nurtured.
Truck drivers-some 2 million strong-bring us 7 out of 10 items we depend on and spend one-half of their lives behind the wheel traversing deserts, mountains, lone stretches, main arteries, and blue highways, delivering the abundant life that most of us assume will always be within a Walmart reach. Without this industry, our economy would be paralyzed. Yet, most of us go about our daily lives without acknowledging these brave kings and queens of the highway.
Readers will reflect on their own stories and struggles, how we all haul our pasts and memories and hurts with us wherever we go. Through hearing these tales, we just might create a more compassionate, attentive, and kinder world.