Searching for Jesus & Childhood
by Ashley Ruth Stirling
About the Book
This is a coming-of-age story of one girl who wants to make much of her life. She has just graduated from college, and decides to go on a roadtrip across the United States and Canada. The goal is to find three Peter Pan statues (replicas of the Kensington Park statue in London).
Along the way, she finds and learns more than she bargained for. She learns about herself, her faith, and what it means to transition from childhood into adulthood. Thus, this trip to find Peter Pan statues quickly turned into a way of finding God again.
This is my true story. This is my pilgrimage. Going on this journey, I did not know I would have such adventures. Writing this book was a healing process for me. I want it to be that for you, too. If you have been hurt by Christianity, hurt by the world, or burdened by the bad you see in both, then may this little book help you. My pilgrimage is not different than any other. It is the same as yours.
Perfect for ages 15 and up.
Features & Details
- Category Religion & Spirituality
5×8 in, 13×20 cm
- Publish Date Dec 03, 2010
- Language English
- Tags love, roadtrip, ontario, newfoundland, toronto, pennsylvania, philadelphia, vermont, college, london, oklahoma, texas, tennessee, canada, adulthood, faith, spirituality, christianity, purpose, meaning, depression, art, statue, adventure, childhood, jesus, pilgrimage, find god, st. john's, new york, washington d.c., niagara falls, south carolina, united states, kensington park, coming of age, road trip, peter pan
Ashley Ruth, founder and chief blogger of www.alittlesanctuary.org and adventurer of www.thereimightlive.wordpress.com, has most recently been a secondary English teacher in small-town Texas. Born into a Southern Baptist family, her dad is a pastor and her mother teaches Spanish. She has had to work out her faith with it always being beside her – through questioning, debating, and crying out to a God she had been taught was there. She studied English and Religion at Oklahoma Baptist University, and has spent time in Mexico, Romania, Nepal, and New Zealand. She now lives with her husband in Auckland.