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Filled with disappointment and confusion, a solo hiker travels 2,000 miles away from her home to the mountains of Sedona, Arizona, in search of peace. While on the trails in the wilderness and mountains, the hiker meets people and experiences situations that can only be credited as an amazing intervention from God.
With a different experience each day, the four-day vacation prepares the hiker for a new beginning. Although in search of peace, she finds something that will continue to be with her for the rest of her life: religion. Feeling as if God has wrapped his arms around her, the hiker spends the next four days seeking a relationship with Jesus. By the last day, she feels the overwhelming need to write write about everything that she experienced in the wilderness and mountains of Sedona. No longer feeling on the edge, the hiker retells her incredible story in the hope of bringing others peace, contentment, and a stronger relationship with our Lord and Savior.
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J Baker: March 17, 2015
From cover to cover, I couldn't put it down. The journey described here is extremely powerful! It is a spot-on demonstration of the power and perfection God can bring when we pursue him and allow him to work in our lives. Don't think about it, just add it to your cart!
Deb M. March 17, 2015
Amazing story of an amazing journey....I was not able to put the book down!! Very powerful. I had bought the book for my best friend who was going thru personal trials, in the hopes it would help/inspire her...little did I know the inspiration that I would get!!! Thank You Stacie for sharing your personal "search" for yourself and GOD in such an amazing depiction.
Stephanie: March 27, 2015
Great book! I was crying one minute and laughing the next. I hope there are more books published by this author.
Joni W: February 16, 2015
This soul-searching story not only inspires but resonates personal reflection. It is a great read and one I will read over again when I feel the need that my spirit needs uplifting. Well worth exploring this new author!
Stacie is currently in the process of writing another novel.
Q: If you were alone, how did you take the pictures of yourself?
A: All the trails I hiked on are popular tourist destinations in Sedona. While I was alone most of the time, I could usually count on running into at least one person before I finished hiking.
Q: Were you afraid to hike alone?
A: Not at all. I had been to Sedona numerous times before this journey. I’ve also hiked many locations and terrains over the years.
Q: Have you been back to Sedona since writing the book?
A: Yes. The hearts on the trail are no longer there. The restaurant we had tea at is no longer there, but was replaced with a massage service. Both men I wrote about are nowhere to be found.
Q: Where else do you enjoy hiking?
A: The Grand Canyon and Yellowstone National Park have been my other favorite places.
Stacie J Ourlian is currently a middle school special education teacher in Michigan. She earned a bachelor's degree in special education (cognitive impairments), a master's degree in administration, and a license as an EMT.
She served as the director for Special Olympics in Monroe County for more than four years. Stacie has devoted the last decade of her life to teaching and helping people in her community.
Also a missionary, she took a trip to Tanzania to evangelize and provide eyeglasses to those in need. She has organized various Bible studies in her hometown and currently is an active member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Lambertville, Michigan.
Stacie is an avid hiker who has traveled to all 50 states. Her favorite vacation place is Sedona, Arizona, where she enjoys writing and hiking strenuous trails each year.
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