This is exactly what you can expect when you read this book. We are extremely privileged to be able to read the authors story about how close he came to suicide and how he managed to turn his life around despite the despair he felt.
With just a pair of walking boots and a backpack, he left his home town of Maldon and began a 3,000-mile walk around the British mainland. We follow his adventure as seen through his eyes. This includes how the kindness of strangers and the human connection can be powerful through all the characters he meets along the way.
This is much more than a book about walking around. It is an honest and touching account of Jakes story. The way he describes the places he sees and the people he meets is riveting. The book promotes the use of nature in the healing process and as a result you may find yourself wanting to take a walk of your own.
I would not say this is a self help book but rather the author’s insights and thoughts, and ultimately while we may all differ in terms of situations or backgrounds in our life, at some point we have all felt overwhelmed or lonely.
I have no doubt this book will help many people in the same situation and if the message is that powerful then it can only be highly recommended.