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The Mission Walker

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Audie Award Finalist for best inspirational book! IMAGE AWARD (Native Daughters of the Golden West) "The Mission Walker is a marvelous book, a moving meditation on the relationships between courage and faith, endurance and transcendence." Randall Sullivan, Creator,...


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Audie Award Finalist for best inspirational book!


IMAGE AWARD (Native Daughters of the Golden West)


"The Mission Walker is a marvelous book, a moving meditation on the relationships between courage and faith, endurance and transcendence." Randall Sullivan, Creator, The Miracle Detective, Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN)


Have you ever wanted to just start walking, and never ever stop? To leave behind "WHO I AM" to find "WHO I AM."


Walking alone, and with one lung (the other lost to cancer), Edie Littlefield Sundby became the first person in history to walk the 1,600-mile El Camino Real de las Californias mission trail through the mountain wilderness of Mexico and one of the hottest deserts on earth, and across the border to Northern California - a walk that elevated her life with meaning and purpose that transcended pain and fear - and healed her broken body.


THE MISSION WALKER is a first-hand account of harrowing adventure along the old Jesuit mission trail in Baja California Mexico -- desert heat and cold, walls of cactus, sleeplessness, hunger, both physical and spiritual exhaustion, the dangers of wild creatures, and encounters with drug smugglers and weeks with no water other than what a pack mule could carry; and the tortuous agony and transcendent beauty of walking the northern half of the mission trail through California, a trek Edie made six months after losing her right lung to cancer - a journey that restored health and spirit after fighting recurrent stage 4 cancer, including 79 rounds of chemotherapy, four radical surgeries (liver, lung, colon/stomach, and throat), and dozens of radiation treatments.


Edie's story is both an adventure story and a reflection on the universal experience of confronting our own mortality. It is a story of what we will do when faced with the potential end of our life. What do we do with our time left on earth. And how much do we still really, truly want to live.


The book cites more than 50 original historical sources and captures the untamed wilderness adventure experienced for centuries along the old Jesuit and Franciscan mission trail that unites California and Mexico and defines the Old West.


For those who crave a spirit of adventure, who ache like Edie to know what our bodies and spirits are truly capable of, this book is a must-read. A true testament to faith, courage, and the power of hope.


Editorial Reviews:


"Edie Sundby's account of her amazing trek along the entirety of the 1,600-mile California Mission Trail is not only captivating and inspiring but also one heck of an outdoors adventure." Les Standiford, Author and Historian


"This powerful story of determination and faith will stay with you forever." Ken Budd Journalist/Author


"… a gripping narrative that takes us through the author's harrowing journeys, inward and outward." JoBeth McDaniel Journalist/Author


"The Mission Walker is a marvelous book, a moving meditation on the relationships between courage and faith, endurance and transcendence." Randall Sullivan, Creator, The Miracle Detective, Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN)


-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 487615
  • Product Code 9780718093433
  • ISBN 0718093437
  • EAN 9780718093433
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Publication Date Jul 2017
  • Sales Rank 54848
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No
  • Size 0.97 MB (EPUB)

Edie Littlefield Sundby

Edith Littlefield Sundby was born the second youngest of twelve children on an Oklahoma cotton farm without electricity and running water. After working odd jobs in rural Oklahoma, she spent a year abroad in Australia as a Rotary Exchange Student. Upon her return, she paid her way through college selling Bibles door to door in Tennessee. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Oklahoma, she became one of the first female sales executives at IBM and spent twelve years working there before becoming a Vice President at Pacific Bell in San Francisco. She and her husband then relocated to San Diego, where Edie gave birth to twin daughters before becoming VP of Sales at an Internet start up company. She and her husband had just mortgaged their house to start a new company when Edie received a diagnosis of stage four gallbladder cancer, and was given less than six months to live. Now, nine years later, despite 0.9% odds, and after almost one million milligrams of chemo radiation, and liver, lung, colon, and throat surgeries, she is vibrantly alive, and the only person to have traversed the historic and largely unmapped 1600 mile Mission Trail that spans from Loreto, Mexico, to Sonoma, California.??

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