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Inspired by the author's own pilgrimage of walking the legendary Camino de Santiago across Spain comes Rebirth, a novel of reconciliation and forgiveness. After losing his estranged father, Amit wanders across Europe and embarks on the five-hundred and fifty mile Camino de Santiago to reconcile his inner conflict. It is on this path that he begins reflecting on relationship Inspired by the author's own pilgrimage of walking the legendary Camino de Santiago across Spain comes Rebirth, a novel of reconciliation and forgiveness. After losing his estranged father, Amit wanders across Europe and embarks on the five-hundred and fifty mile Camino de Santiago to reconcile his inner conflict. It is on this path that he begins reflecting on relationships and forgiveness, to find answers we all seek. As Amit runs from his life, it soon becomes clear that it's impossible to run from himself. It is a universal pilgrimage, and a teaching-tale about love, forgiveness, and facing our fears. Told in the traditions of Paulo Coelho and Mitch Albom, the story gets to the heart of some of life's most enlightening lessons about family, devotion, and ambition.


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Inspired by the author's own pilgrimage of walking the legendary Camino de Santiago across Spain comes Rebirth, a novel of reconciliation and forgiveness. After losing his estranged father, Amit wanders across Europe and embarks on the five-hundred and fifty mile Camino de Santiago to reconcile his inner conflict. It is on this path that he begins reflecting on relationship Inspired by the author's own pilgrimage of walking the legendary Camino de Santiago across Spain comes Rebirth, a novel of reconciliation and forgiveness. After losing his estranged father, Amit wanders across Europe and embarks on the five-hundred and fifty mile Camino de Santiago to reconcile his inner conflict. It is on this path that he begins reflecting on relationships and forgiveness, to find answers we all seek. As Amit runs from his life, it soon becomes clear that it's impossible to run from himself. It is a universal pilgrimage, and a teaching-tale about love, forgiveness, and facing our fears. Told in the traditions of Paulo Coelho and Mitch Albom, the story gets to the heart of some of life's most enlightening lessons about family, devotion, and ambition.

30 review for Rebirth: A Fable of Love, Forgiveness, and Following Your Heart

  1. 5 out of 5

    Dawn

    I love this book. Although I love Kamal's other books, this one's my favorite. I was lucky enough to read an advanced copy. "Rebirth" is a teaching fable a about a universal story--love, forgiveness, finding oneself... It takes place on the Camino de Santiago in Spain as the protagonist works through a personal tragedy and attempts to find meaning in his past, present, and future. "Rebirth" is the kind of story, writing, and characterization that made me feel it was me, and feel deeply. At the en I love this book. Although I love Kamal's other books, this one's my favorite. I was lucky enough to read an advanced copy. "Rebirth" is a teaching fable a about a universal story--love, forgiveness, finding oneself... It takes place on the Camino de Santiago in Spain as the protagonist works through a personal tragedy and attempts to find meaning in his past, present, and future. "Rebirth" is the kind of story, writing, and characterization that made me feel it was me, and feel deeply. At the end, I learned a little bit more about myself, as if I had walked a part of the Camino on this pilgrimage as well. Truly beautiful story.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Katie Miller

    I picked up this book because the title caught my attention. What I didn't realize was it's about the Camino de Santiago, which my mom and I have talked about doing for years. I really appreciate that even thought it's a work of fiction, it can be read as a non-fiction. It's filled with lessons, deep thoughts and many lines that I wrote down for future reference. Kamal simplified his journey on the Camino de Santiago to focus on the conversations and moments, verse the actual walk itself. I felt I picked up this book because the title caught my attention. What I didn't realize was it's about the Camino de Santiago, which my mom and I have talked about doing for years. I really appreciate that even thought it's a work of fiction, it can be read as a non-fiction. It's filled with lessons, deep thoughts and many lines that I wrote down for future reference. Kamal simplified his journey on the Camino de Santiago to focus on the conversations and moments, verse the actual walk itself. I felt close to the journey and related in so many ways. It really inspired me to look at my life differently, especially when he says "instead of asking 'why,' ask yourself 'now what?'" I've shared this with several of my friends and we've gotten into many thought-provoking conversations. This is a great read for anyone who has adventure in their soul, forgiveness they want to find or a question about self they are looking to answer.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Ragan

    I knew before I finished this book that I wanted to write a review for it, something I don't normally take the time to do on Goodreads. After giving myself some time to really absorb this book, I can say it is one of the best books I have read in a long while. There is so much wisdom and substance to this story without being overly sappy or in your face with self-help style advice. The main character is on a journey to rediscover himself after the loss of his abusive father, who he had very litt I knew before I finished this book that I wanted to write a review for it, something I don't normally take the time to do on Goodreads. After giving myself some time to really absorb this book, I can say it is one of the best books I have read in a long while. There is so much wisdom and substance to this story without being overly sappy or in your face with self-help style advice. The main character is on a journey to rediscover himself after the loss of his abusive father, who he had very little to do with in his adulthood. His pathway to self discovery takes the form of a pilgrimage called the Camino de Santiago across Spain. He meets people along the way that help him to let go of the guilt he feels for cutting out his father while also forgiving his father for his abusive nature. This is such a heartwarming story, but more than that, it has lot to teach about human nature, forgiveness, and the importance of loving ones self as well as others. It is probably because I reread it recently, but I couldn't help but draw some comparisons between this book and Elizabeth Gilbert's "Eat, Pray, Love". They both have a similar story to tell with a similar purpose in mind but I LIKED "Eat, Pray, Love", I LOVED "Rebirth".

  4. 5 out of 5

    Sara

    The concept was interesting but I felt the story became second to the necessity of quotations and creating inspirational lines. There was little plot, the characters were very bland and I couldn't care for any of them. Honestly, not a great book for a readathon. ´ Final rating: 3 stars The concept was interesting but I felt the story became second to the necessity of quotations and creating inspirational lines. There was little plot, the characters were very bland and I couldn't care for any of them. Honestly, not a great book for a readathon. ´ Final rating: 3 stars

  5. 5 out of 5

    Rupy

    Started off well, towards the middle it became a bit dull and then towards the end felt too rushed. This took me a while to finish as I grew bored of it and it's lack of character development, perhaps if it was a bit longer and more thought out. Started off well, towards the middle it became a bit dull and then towards the end felt too rushed. This took me a while to finish as I grew bored of it and it's lack of character development, perhaps if it was a bit longer and more thought out.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Louise

    I don't like memoirs. This book was not a memoir but it was written as if it could be. The story just did not pull the reader through until the end. In fact, by the middle I started questioning why I kept on. I think the only reason I did was because it's not a very long book. I kept hoping something would happen. It didn't. I felt as if I slogged along all 550 miles. I didn't like the main character nor did I like any of the people he met on his trek. All in all, a marginal book. I don't like memoirs. This book was not a memoir but it was written as if it could be. The story just did not pull the reader through until the end. In fact, by the middle I started questioning why I kept on. I think the only reason I did was because it's not a very long book. I kept hoping something would happen. It didn't. I felt as if I slogged along all 550 miles. I didn't like the main character nor did I like any of the people he met on his trek. All in all, a marginal book.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Sven Gerst

    It really feels bad to write such a bad review, but this book really deserves it. Attempting to carve out deep, profound insights about the meaning of life, the author ends up repeating shallow, pathetic clichés that even appear cringeworthy at times. One of the worst books about the Camino. Do not bother!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Janine

    A story sprinkled with good life advice. Not a rich story when it comes to language and character descriptions. I don't mind simplicity, but the story was a little bit too staged, seemed forced, and did not unfold naturally enough for me. A story sprinkled with good life advice. Not a rich story when it comes to language and character descriptions. I don't mind simplicity, but the story was a little bit too staged, seemed forced, and did not unfold naturally enough for me.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Joyce

    This book is such a must read. I actually read the book in one day. A tale where you can put yourself in the shoes of another and see we all take a journey.....its our choices that matter!!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Gail Baugniet

    With such a premise, it seems impossible to pass up such a read: Amit, a young Indian man, takes the ashes of his estranged father to the Ganges, fulfilling a deathbed promise. At loose ends, he stumbles into a plan to walk Camino de Santiago, an ancient 550-mile pilgrimage across Spain. The people Amit meets, the stories he hears, the lessons he learns are meant to give the reader pause, to contemplate life, and to resolve issues that bury any chance for happiness. At least, this is my impressi With such a premise, it seems impossible to pass up such a read: Amit, a young Indian man, takes the ashes of his estranged father to the Ganges, fulfilling a deathbed promise. At loose ends, he stumbles into a plan to walk Camino de Santiago, an ancient 550-mile pilgrimage across Spain. The people Amit meets, the stories he hears, the lessons he learns are meant to give the reader pause, to contemplate life, and to resolve issues that bury any chance for happiness. At least, this is my impression. I have managed many of the hurdles already and did not possess a burning need for these particular lessons but still found the story heartwarming and realistic. One desire that arose, for me, was that I might take such a journey, physically. Reading Kamal Ravikant's story makes me feel that I have come close enough for satisfaction.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Patty

    “Okay,” I say out loud. “If I loved myself, what would I do?” The monk from Dharamsala flashes by. His smile. “Say yes.” “Hey,” I say, then laugh slightly. “To what, this?” “Say yes.” “If I loved myself…?” “Say yes.” For some reason I was convinced this book was a memoir, not a work of fiction. So I felt misled when I sat down to read it. I like reading about the Camino de Santiago. Part of me would like to walk it, but I know, deep down, that is never going to happen. The story that Ravikant tel “Okay,” I say out loud. “If I loved myself, what would I do?” The monk from Dharamsala flashes by. His smile. “Say yes.” “Hey,” I say, then laugh slightly. “To what, this?” “Say yes.” “If I loved myself…?” “Say yes.” For some reason I was convinced this book was a memoir, not a work of fiction. So I felt misled when I sat down to read it. I like reading about the Camino de Santiago. Part of me would like to walk it, but I know, deep down, that is never going to happen. The story that Ravikant tells is a perfectly acceptable tale. He has all the appropriate stories about the Camino. He shows his readers that the walk is hard, but the rewards are great. That, I believe, is why people write about this hike of faith. I am not sorry that I read this book, but I hope the next book I read about the Camino de Santiago is non-fiction and that I feel a bit more connected to the author.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Jack Mierl

    Fantastic novel. Ravikant shines best when the narrator intimately takes to and exposes himself emotionally to a wonderful cast of characters that he meets on the Camino. It's a quick read, page turner. However, I found myself returning to sections of the novel to reread conversations and little moments of self realization that the narrator has with himself. Excellent novel for anyone who is looking to go on a journey, either external or within themselves, and to come out a new person. Fantastic novel. Ravikant shines best when the narrator intimately takes to and exposes himself emotionally to a wonderful cast of characters that he meets on the Camino. It's a quick read, page turner. However, I found myself returning to sections of the novel to reread conversations and little moments of self realization that the narrator has with himself. Excellent novel for anyone who is looking to go on a journey, either external or within themselves, and to come out a new person.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    This was an easy read with some lovely reminders about life, love and spirit sprinkled throughout. I felt like I was walking along with the main character on his journey. It definitely renewed my desire to reconnect with nature and undertake a big trek some day.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Juan Duarte

    A little new-ageish for me, but quite a good read. The writing and story telling are put together very well.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Susan Lanigan

    Really enjoyed listening to this...listened while walking so felt I was travelling with the author on the Camino and getting to know the characters. Feel a bit bereft now I've finished! My first audible, hopefully there will be more. Generally I lack the patience but this one was different. Really enjoyed listening to this...listened while walking so felt I was travelling with the author on the Camino and getting to know the characters. Feel a bit bereft now I've finished! My first audible, hopefully there will be more. Generally I lack the patience but this one was different.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Bill Yeadon

    As I plan to spend a few weeks on the Camino de Santiago next year I have started reading various books of the pilgrims. Kamal's book is based in fact on his wandering period after the death of his estranged father. By accident, he hears about the Camino and decides he needs to walk the 800 KM path. I enjoyed the book but because his characters are fictional (though they may be based on fellow travelers) I couldn't really feel these were real people and real adventures. The current book I am liste As I plan to spend a few weeks on the Camino de Santiago next year I have started reading various books of the pilgrims. Kamal's book is based in fact on his wandering period after the death of his estranged father. By accident, he hears about the Camino and decides he needs to walk the 800 KM path. I enjoyed the book but because his characters are fictional (though they may be based on fellow travelers) I couldn't really feel these were real people and real adventures. The current book I am listening to is What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim: A Midlife Misadventure on Spain's Camino. While the author is about as negative as they come at least I know these are real experiences. If you have done any extended hiking you know these are not always going to be walks in the park.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Dave Grone

    I really enjoyed the story here, even if it was a bit unbelievable. That said, this book is less about plot feasibility, & more about the message. And the message is truly inspirational. Highly recommended & an easy read.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Alissa Nance

    To be honest, this book was a disappointment. It felt like the author was constantly striving to create deep, meaningful scenes, but he rarely achieved this goal. It was a quick read and perhaps that's one reason why I found it to difficult to truly sympathize with the main character. For many of the characters, their sole purpose in the text was to make the main character reconsider his life and question the meaning of everything. All in all, it felt too heavy handed. The author also just drops To be honest, this book was a disappointment. It felt like the author was constantly striving to create deep, meaningful scenes, but he rarely achieved this goal. It was a quick read and perhaps that's one reason why I found it to difficult to truly sympathize with the main character. For many of the characters, their sole purpose in the text was to make the main character reconsider his life and question the meaning of everything. All in all, it felt too heavy handed. The author also just drops you right into the thick of things, which doesn't allow the reader to understand the main character. I think this book had the potential to be really good, since it's main idea is interesting. Unfortunately, the idea wasn't executed well. The characters and the storyline needed to be more fleshed out.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Vickie Allen

    A warm intimate story woven with profound truths.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Doug Gann

    I now consider this at the top of my all-time favorite books. The deeper I got into this book the better it got, I didn't want it to end. I now consider this at the top of my all-time favorite books. The deeper I got into this book the better it got, I didn't want it to end.

  21. 5 out of 5

    João

    Kinda made me want to do el Camino again...

  22. 4 out of 5

    Helen White

    Most of this book's significance, for me, came down to its timing and the synchronicity of going this deep into the pilgrimmage route the leads to Santiago de Compostela (the Camino de Santiago or Way of St James) at this particular time in my broader explorations. In fact, around the time of reading it, I came across this route seemingly everywhere I turned...three films about it presented on Amazon and I discovered an extenstion of it crossed with where I was travelling to (the Tyrol and parti Most of this book's significance, for me, came down to its timing and the synchronicity of going this deep into the pilgrimmage route the leads to Santiago de Compostela (the Camino de Santiago or Way of St James) at this particular time in my broader explorations. In fact, around the time of reading it, I came across this route seemingly everywhere I turned...three films about it presented on Amazon and I discovered an extenstion of it crossed with where I was travelling to (the Tyrol and particulalrly Innsbruck, with its pilgrim statue flanking the entrance to the city and saints in pilgrims' dress at the gate to St. James Cathedral - more on this here https://www.tyrol.com/things-to-do/sp...). Also at the time of reading, a friend happened to visit me from Germany who lives in the central European crossing point (Leipzig) of one of the extended routes (which is very ancient). So, it synced with some other thoughts I was having about some of our most ancient tracks, routes and pathways and why they existed (yes, long before Christianity made claim to them) and why they are located where they are in our planetary cobweb. What has made so many people's footfall tread a particular route, across vast distances and expanses of time (though the excuses may change) and what do these endurances remind us about our humanity and very relationship with this planet? The material of the book itself was gently thought provoking, plodding and paced, much as you would expect a pilgrimmage to be; no great lightning displays, just long steady affirmations of thoughts I routinely have (or have had; for instance about the relationships we have with our parents). I perhaps missed the factor of a female narrative (sorry but this was a distinct thought I had at the end) and it prompted me to seek a "spiritual" read penned by a female as its follow-up. Nonetheless, it has piqued my curiosity about Ravikant and I will look at some of his other material in due time.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Potluck Mittal

    Rebirth is a poignant, gentle tale of transformation. I'm a bit biased since I've walked (200 miles of) the Camino de Santiago, but I really enjoyed the way we learned about Amit and Amit learned about himself -- and about love -- over the course of the physical, 500-mile journey. Amit goes from being closed-off and shell-shocked from the emotions that poured out after his Dad passed away, to being vulnerable, loving, forgiving, and free. It was a bit cheesy, but I loved the way Ravikant repeated Rebirth is a poignant, gentle tale of transformation. I'm a bit biased since I've walked (200 miles of) the Camino de Santiago, but I really enjoyed the way we learned about Amit and Amit learned about himself -- and about love -- over the course of the physical, 500-mile journey. Amit goes from being closed-off and shell-shocked from the emotions that poured out after his Dad passed away, to being vulnerable, loving, forgiving, and free. It was a bit cheesy, but I loved the way Ravikant repeated certain messages and themes -- primarily based on advice given to Amit by the wide array of friends he made along the way. Amit started off being frustratingly close-lipped, and I was frustrated at times. But the stories came tumbling out in due time. If it made you who you are... then it is good. Some other highlights: The gift of age... You understand your own hypocrisy. This makes it easier to forgive others. But you have to forgive yourself as well. That is not always so easy. The cancer gave me a gift in the form of a question. 'If I loved myself, what would I do?' ... Notice the question has an 'if.' It never assumes that I do... So I could ask no matter if I was in pain or laughing or crying. Just 'if.' To think your hurt is special is nonsense. You have pain, I have pain. The world has stories of pain. ... It is not your would that makes you special. It is the light that shines through that does. I went into nursing because I thought I wanted to help people. .. But I realized. I realized that I did it because all I ever really wanted was to be loved.

  24. 4 out of 5

    ReadingMama

    Preparation toward el Camino de Santiago has started… reading books, listening testimonies and watching related movie… Time is set for early summer 2020, and it will be my graduation gift to HL; of course she has a choice to accept my gift or reject.. it is up to her. Yet the more I contemplate it probably would be the best gift for not only her, but for us ….. Praying and planning….anticipating…. “The secret to flight: don’t flap your wings so hard. It only exhaust you. Close your eyes and lean Preparation toward el Camino de Santiago has started… reading books, listening testimonies and watching related movie… Time is set for early summer 2020, and it will be my graduation gift to HL; of course she has a choice to accept my gift or reject.. it is up to her. Yet the more I contemplate it probably would be the best gift for not only her, but for us ….. Praying and planning….anticipating…. “The secret to flight: don’t flap your wings so hard. It only exhaust you. Close your eyes and lean into the currents say “Yes”. Let the wind raise you higher and higher. That’s what eagles do. Oh this is secret to life as well. “ Here are some nuggets that I gathered from the journey of Kamal Ravikant... - My life has come down to what I can carry in my backpack… Only what is necessary - Knowing is nothing unless you take on doing it - Earlier pilgrims: they had so little while we have so much… still it is their footsteps we follows - Remove what is not you… become the true you - Everything I had refused to face now lashed at me. But I fought those demons with strength I never had before. Some I left behind in the rain, Others at the bottom of the hill.. A few returned to pester me but I left them in the mud. The stone and the mountains. I was FREE - Each pilgrim no matter how little time you spend together leaves an imprint

  25. 4 out of 5

    Beth Jusino

    This is Paulo Coelho's The Pilgrimage for a new generation. That's not a bad thing--like Coehlo's book, Rebirth seeks to bring layers of wisdom and perspective to a reader's life. That both books do so against the backdrop of the Camino Frances, the most famous and popular section of the ancient Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trails, is an added benefit. But while Coehlo wrapped his wisdom in unexpected and mystical encounters, Rebirth sacrifices its story and plot in order to get to the self-hel This is Paulo Coelho's The Pilgrimage for a new generation. That's not a bad thing--like Coehlo's book, Rebirth seeks to bring layers of wisdom and perspective to a reader's life. That both books do so against the backdrop of the Camino Frances, the most famous and popular section of the ancient Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trails, is an added benefit. But while Coehlo wrapped his wisdom in unexpected and mystical encounters, Rebirth sacrifices its story and plot in order to get to the self-help lessons, and I confess it lost me there. Rebirth is a parable, or what the publisher calls a fable, of a young man's journey on foot, walking across a country. He meets people who will offer love and wisdom as he works through a season of loss. The conversations they have are often heavy-handed and repetitive, and more than once I said out loud "okay, I get the point. Say yes." Plenty of people will love this book and its strong messages about embracing situations. I just am not one of them.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Henrik Akselsen

    The premise is great and the book started out strong, but kept getting weaker. The beta nature of the main character almost made me unable to finish it. The prose is flat, filled with clichés and platitudes. The main characters sense of humor is also so bad that most of the attempts at lighthearted humor should have been taken out. The worst part is the unfortunate cast change near the middle of the book, when the main character gets a new companion. The new character is boring, repetitive and a The premise is great and the book started out strong, but kept getting weaker. The beta nature of the main character almost made me unable to finish it. The prose is flat, filled with clichés and platitudes. The main characters sense of humor is also so bad that most of the attempts at lighthearted humor should have been taken out. The worst part is the unfortunate cast change near the middle of the book, when the main character gets a new companion. The new character is boring, repetitive and annoyingly self righteous when she tries to justify her multi-year affair. I wanted her husband to throw her out on the street, but in true cuckold fashion and in line with the almost painful betaoriented tone in the book, of course he chooses to "understand" her instead. Too little story and development. Too much feelz and repetitions. A disappointment.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Olivia

    “Rebirth” is an interesting journey of self-discovery, as Amit travels across Spain. Amit has had a pretty tough go of things, leaving him unsettled and conflicted. As he travels, he comes to terms with a lot of the events of his life and finds his own peace. It’s a calming story overall and flows really nicely- just like you were listening to Amit tell you his story across a campfire. Told in the first person, we feel we really get to know Amit as the book continues, and he echoes many of our o “Rebirth” is an interesting journey of self-discovery, as Amit travels across Spain. Amit has had a pretty tough go of things, leaving him unsettled and conflicted. As he travels, he comes to terms with a lot of the events of his life and finds his own peace. It’s a calming story overall and flows really nicely- just like you were listening to Amit tell you his story across a campfire. Told in the first person, we feel we really get to know Amit as the book continues, and he echoes many of our own inner struggles. This was an interesting read and quite different from others I have read recently- the pace and everything echoes the long walk, and it is a thought-provoking journey. Please note that I received this book through a goodreads giveaway. All opinions are my own.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Lee Flannery

    Nice enough messages here, although I'm not sure I would have really gotten them all if I hadn't already been familiar with the concepts self-compassion and self-forgiveness. Maybe it's just not for me right now. The characters were a little thin, and their actions a little convenient. I felt like The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future were guiding me through Spain, and they'd for some reason developed a nasty habit of getting wine-drunk every night. It's not bad. It's short enough, if Nice enough messages here, although I'm not sure I would have really gotten them all if I hadn't already been familiar with the concepts self-compassion and self-forgiveness. Maybe it's just not for me right now. The characters were a little thin, and their actions a little convenient. I felt like The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future were guiding me through Spain, and they'd for some reason developed a nasty habit of getting wine-drunk every night. It's not bad. It's short enough, if you're interested at all give it a read. You'll get out of it as much as you take with you. I'm going to now go for a walk myself. Hopefully I run into some Mitch Albom-esque characters to offer me some wine and guide me to enlightenment.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Aimee

    This is a MUST READ!!! I read the author's other book, which lead to this. I seriously couldn't put it down until I read every word. The descriptions of his journey - sights, sounds, tastes, smells and touch...I felt as though I were there. The emotional turmoil was raw and real; not just his, but with each person that crossed his path. No matter how much you know (or think you know), nothing beats genuine wisdom and this book is FULL of it. I will definitely be reading this again and again. The This is a MUST READ!!! I read the author's other book, which lead to this. I seriously couldn't put it down until I read every word. The descriptions of his journey - sights, sounds, tastes, smells and touch...I felt as though I were there. The emotional turmoil was raw and real; not just his, but with each person that crossed his path. No matter how much you know (or think you know), nothing beats genuine wisdom and this book is FULL of it. I will definitely be reading this again and again. The power of love, forgiveness, facing fears, simplifying life and surrendering to what is...it's all here. Now I'm off to search for a pilgrimage to do for myself. Lots of love...xoxo.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Reading Fool

    I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads. While this is a work of fiction, it is based on the author's own experience as he trekked the Camino de Santiago in Spain. The protagonist, Amit, is mourning the death of his estranged father from cancer. He and his alcoholic father did not have a relationship and Amit is ridden with guilt. He takes the opportunity to go on the pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago, thinking that he will walk for only seven days and then go home. What en I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads. While this is a work of fiction, it is based on the author's own experience as he trekked the Camino de Santiago in Spain. The protagonist, Amit, is mourning the death of his estranged father from cancer. He and his alcoholic father did not have a relationship and Amit is ridden with guilt. He takes the opportunity to go on the pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago, thinking that he will walk for only seven days and then go home. What ensues is something greater than he expected. This story caused me to pause and reflect on my own life experiences, what I am certain is the author's intent. Much food here for thought.

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