Author: Roger W. Thompson
Published: May 2, 2017
Genre: Non-Fiction, Travel Writing, Religion
Pages: 240 (224 E-book)
Roger W. Thompson’s novel, “We Stood Upon Stars: Finding God in Lost Places,” explores what his meaning of life is, friendship, marriage, fatherhood, and ultimately, finding God in the places he visits and discovers. The novel is decorated with maps at the beginning of each chapter to get a visual of the places he traveled to and also encourages you to travel there yourself to have your own adventure. Thompson is witty throughout making you laugh-out-loud in certain parts and uses beautiful poetic language that draws you in and keeps you turning the page.
In this book, he bears all and doesn’t shy away from the dark and hurtful events that has happened in his life along with the insanely beautiful. He takes those moments as moments to learn and to trust in his faith. He shows his mistakes and wants to give his children the experiences he had in order for them to grow and not be afraid of life while also trying to be an understanding husband. Each short story, each chapter gives you something that you can learn from and reflect on no matter who you are.
Thompson did an incredible job of appealing to those who are religious, non-religious and all of those in-between. This book will inspire you to travel, to find the wildness within, and find spirituality in the nature surrounding.