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Overview Prescriptive books on faith abound, but this generation longs for an authentic narrative that reveals a stepping-stone journey to faith, a raw experience with which they can identify. Mike Howerton captures this with a riveting, yet heartwarming account of his own spiritual and physical journey across half the globe. This book follows him as a college student through Europe by train, America by motorcycle, Britain by hitchhiking, and Central America by any means possible. Spiritually, the journey begins with a question mark but ends with an exclamation point.
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Mike Howerton is lead pastor of Overlake Christian Church in Redmond, Washington, and served for six years as the college pastor at Saddleback Church. He is a graduate of Pepperdine University and received his master's degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. Mike is the author of "Glorious Mess "and lives in Washington with his wife, Jodie, and their three children.
Mike Howerton currently resides in Rancho Santa Margarita, in the state of California. Mike Howerton was born in 1970.
Reviews - What do customers think about Miles To Cross: A Spiritual Journey On The Open Road?
Barely wetted the appetite....... Jan 24, 2005
Book was a disappointment. Each chapter was more like a snippet, a little nibble, a brief overview of the writer's experiences. I'm assuming this, because, surely traveling would provide for a wide and broad spectrum of experiences to share.
...but not here, too bad.
For anyone on a journey..... Nov 20, 2004
This book cuts through the often simple face we put on Christianity, that is it a journey that we are on. It faces the insecurities we all have, not ignoring that they are there. In this book I saw an individual seeking life, and ultimately found his place in the arms of God. This book was one that made me laugh, and cry (esp the last chapter), and left me desiring to know my place on this earth and in light of the Creator I call friend. I would recommend to Christian and non-Christian alike, because it puts a real face on the choice that we all must make. Read and enjoy!
Wonderful Oct 28, 2004
What an awesome story of life and living! Mike Howerton's depth and insight into living are beautiful, it gives you an itch to hit the road! Mike's journeys teach you through his own experiences, that life is to be lived wherever you are, that there are lessons to be learnt from everyone and every situation. If you enjoy being "with" you author in their travels then buy this book!
This book makes you want to pack your bags. Aug 16, 2004
Witness Europe from the window of a train, explore America gripping the handlebars of a motorcycle, hitch hike your way through the British Isles and discover Central America in the back of a jungle bus. Are your bags packed? If you're anything like me, reading a book about traveling or hearing from a friend recently back from a trip sends you checking out travel deals on the Internet. Mike Howerton's book, Miles to Cross will do just that. As a 21 year old college student, traveling with money made serving coffee, Howerton, lets us into his innermost thoughts through his personal journal entries. When I travel my reflections include what I ate, what cool souvenir I bought and maybe a mention or two on the beauty of the place. Mike writes as if he is experiencing life for the first time - as if he's never seen a sunset, walked down a wooded path or put his toes in the ocean. By the end you'll feel as thought you were his travel partner right there with him.
a beautiful world through unjaded eyes. Jul 26, 2004
A passion to discover, explore, to live and live not just well, but to the full extent of a life: even if this sort of life philosophy sounds idealistic, isn't that what you want? While reading MILES TO CROSS, one experiences a man's journey for just that: authentic life. The descrpitions of the situations, places, and people are effortlessly beautiful and painstakingly true to life. You definitely feel the author's inner struggles and rejoice in the beauty of the journey as he makes his way on the open road through Europe, North America, South America, and through the roads of the heart. If a good friend invited you to read a journal of their most intense experiences and private thoughts, dreams and desires, you would most likely feel honored to take it from their open hands and read it. That is exactly how I feel about this book. If you're searching for more, looking for inspiration or just looking for a good travelling companion, check out MILES TO CROSS by Mike Howerton. Live. Love.