I'm thrilled that my book is now in print and available at http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/walking-home/6289119 for £9.90, plus delivery. All proceeds (over £3 per copy) will go to the Christian Aid charity.
If you're in the Oadby area on 27 February, we're holding a little launch party. If you'd like to come along to buy a signed copy and to save on delivery costs, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To whet your appetite, here's the blurb from the cover:
Simon Harvey, a Leicestershire vicar who describes himself as not much of a walker, sets out on a five hundred mile pilgrimage in reverse.
Perhaps a pilgrimage doesn't have to involve a package tour to a distant shrine. What happens if it is simplified and taken at walking pace, where the goal is not some unfamiliar holy site but home, the place of belonging?
This book describes an unlikely journey from the very heart of the French capital to a suburban parish on the southern edge of Leicester, in the English Midlands. Fifty-two days of solitary walking, punctuated by reunions with old friends and special places, lead Simon through an adventure in faith.
Keen observation, thoughts that are allowed to wander as far as his feet, a delight in the ordinariness of unspectacular places and a series of surprising encounters, all fill a travel story that is humorous, reflective and accessible.
Simon explores the Bible's metaphor of "walking with God" on unpromising tarmac roads and country paths. He discovers fresh insight into the possibilities of down to earth discipleship in a style that isn't preachy or too keen to persuade.