After the death of his beloved wife, after the loss of his advertising business to his once-trusted partner, after bankruptcy forced him from his home, Alan Christoffersen is a broken man. Leaving everything he knows, he sets out on an extraordinary cross-country journey; with only the pack on his back, he is walking from Seattle to Key West - the end of the map.
Along the way, Alan begins to heal, meeting people who teach him lessons about love, sacrifice, and forgiveness. But in St. Louis, Alan faces another life-changing crisis, and now the journey is in jeopardy.
This entry in the Richard Paul Evans' "Walk" series does little more than get us from book two to book four, with a couple of stories of people who provide bizarre punctuation to an otherwise mundane stroll from St. Louis, Mo to the Florida border. The two stories of people Alan meets along the way seem to be little more than bigoted caricatures of an imagined alt-conservative, religious and backwards if not bizarre American South.
I am otherwise thoroughly enjoying the Series, minus this needless blip, and appreciate Evans' street-level philosophy in his books. I gave the first two books 5 Stars!
Looking forward to number 5!! I love this author and the fact that he is also the narrator!! He weaves a great yarn!
Great series, I can't wait to hear the next one. Glad it is as easy as a download. No waiting!
4th installment of the story of a man's journey across the country and people he meets and things that happen along the e.
loved it the stories associated with those he meets were great! awesome such good listening
What an incredible journey of the ups and downs of life and how to find hope and love through it all.
I'm without words about what this series means to me. I have been moved and inspired.
This book is the fourth in a 5-book series--
I discovered this series with book one--The Walk--and did not realize it was a series at that time. Once I found that there were four more books, I read all four without straying to any other books in between. That's unusual for me--I don't think I've ever read any of my series books back-to-back! I had no desire to leave Alan Christofferson's world while there were still Miles to Go (whoops--that was Book #2!!).
I highly recommend this book, but even more, I recommend reading/listening to the series in order. Enjoy--
Sometimes a story theme weakens as the series continues and by the time you reach book three or four you lose interest. This is not the case in the series "The Walk" by Richard Paul Evans. The journey continues across country with new twists and turns as Alan Christoffersen meets a new challenge head on . I am looking forward to the next book in the series.
Of course the narration is excellent as the Author is the best one to read his own work with all the emotion and voice inflection needed to carry the story.
What did you love best about Step of Faith?
I loved this fourth installment of The Walk series and can't wait for the next one, which I imagine will be the end of the series. The characters he meets along the way are my favorite part of the stories.
I strongly suggest starting with the first book The Walk and hearing them all in order. By the time you reach this one, Step of Faith, the characters will be like old friends.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I could not stop until I reached the end.
Any additional comments?
The author is magnificent. Great stories with hidden meanings which speak to everyone.