“Sensitively written with beautiful but not overdone prose, complex characters, and a really satisfying take on a “familiar” story. If you’re a fan of biblical, Paleolithic, or ancient fiction, this is one you shouldn’t miss.” – Libbie Hawker, best-selling author of Tidewater and Mercer Girls.
“The narrative tension is pretty much non-stop. And this is no long-winded religious discourse—the book is spicy and provocative … enjoy!” -Mark McGinnis, best selling Amazon author of Scrapyard Ship
“This book is refreshing in its originality and sincerity. The author did not try to make Akliah a typical heroine with unwavering confidence and righteousness. Instead, the inner turmoil of her character is central in telling a tale of redemption that mere mortals like myself can relate to.” -Amanda Mageras, author of Beauty in the Breaking: Reflections on Stillbirth
“Jean Hoefling is honest about the effort true Christian pilgrimage requires, and candid about its disappointments and elations. Each chapter encompasses the reader with the universal appeal of the pilgrimage experience, without false piety or glib analysis.” -Fr. Martin, All-Merciful Savior Orthodox Monastery
“Ms. Hoefling does a wonderful job of introducing me to this faith without scaring me out of my wits.” -Mike Shoemake, career consultant
“You do not have to be Orthodox to discover that Jean Hoefling has a contagious passion for God. These well-written accounts of pilgrimage should ignite the spiritual hunger of anyone who dares to press beyond the ordinary into the extraordinary.” -Douglas Groothuis, professor of ethics, Denver Seminary