Hiking Through - Paul V. Stutzman

Hiking Through

By Paul V. Stutzman

  • Release Date: 2012-03-01
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 192 Ratings


After Paul Stutzman lost his wife to breast cancer, he sensed a tug on his heart--the call to a challenge, the call to pursue a dream. Paul left his stable career, traveled to Georgia, and took his first steps on the Appalachian Trail. What he learned during the next four and a half months changed his life--and will change readers' lives as well.

In Hiking Through, readers will join Paul on his remarkable 2,176-mile hike through fourteen states in search of peace and a renewed sense of purpose, meeting fascinating and funny people along the way. They'll discover that every choice we make along the path has consequences for the journey and will come away with a new understanding of God's grace and guidance. Nature-lovers, armchair adventurers, and those grieving a loss may not be able to hike the AT themselves, but they can go on this spiritual pilgrimage with a truly humble and sympathetic guide.


  • A Very Good Read

    By Velo4300
    If you have any interest in hiking this book will be one you will remember. It is humorous and intelligent. This book is also for those of us who have lost someone profoundly meaningful in our lives. It is also for those of us seeking answers about the deeper things in life and what matters the most. Come with a open mind and heart.
  • Meaningful Adventure

    By Armchair Mountain Man
    Wonderful, honest writing. Could not put the book down. No bad language or sexual content. Excellent!
  • Hiking Through

    By Tnbatty
    Absolutely beautiful book. If you are struggling with things in life, and curious about hiking the AT, this is a must read. I couldn't put it down!
  • Amazing Book for the Spirit and Hiking the App Trail

    By Drew and Kaitlyn
    I can't put it down...it is a great read for people looking for spiritual growth or people interested in hiking the Appalachian Trail. I happen to be both!
  • Hiking Through

    By Kylp767
    This is one of those books you don't want to put down.
  • Loved every page in the book

    By JandB19
    Paul takes you on a journey with emotional up's and down's. You see why he had to hike and why the journey never stops.
  • Excellent story

    By FredBoeheim
    What a most excellent story. Much more than a walk along the Appalachian Trail, but a story of finding ones self n the solitude and wonder of the walk. I highly recommend this book. Thanks for sharing your story.
  • Hiking Through

    By Jaye-Ache
    I started this book one afternoon and finished it the next morning...it is that riveting. It is necessary to note that my son and daughter-in-law are now on thru-hike of the AT so this book is near and dear to my heart. My first reaction was to not read it so as not be be more alarmed at the dangers of the trail. But, the book is more about the joy and growth (along with the difficulties) that come with this awesome challenge. The spiritual growth that Apostle Paul experienced touched my heart immensely. I recommended it to my "kids" who are hiking. Read it! You will think about it and yourself for a long time after you close it.
  • Hiking Theough

    By Claudia Steele
    Loved this book and couldn't put it down. I could relate to Apostle Paul's situation of the death of a loved one and it's affect on one's life. I've also hiked portions of the Appalachian Trial so reading of his adventures and meeting of other hikers kept me fixed on the story. It is a great read on life's experiences.
  • What a Journey!!

    By Ckaffer
    Paul Stutzman is the author of this wonderful book. He does a fantastic job of keeping the reader engaged during his 2,200-mile journey through the Application Trail. Paul’s story is an emotional rollercoaster of a man searching for answers after the death of his wife. I can only image the feelings and knowledge he gained on his journey. I defiantly recommend this book for anyone.