I love books about God, especially books that show how God reveals Himself in the most desperate of situation. I also love books about hiking, and being in the wilderness so when I came across “A short walk to the edge of life” by Scott Hubbartt I figured it was a match made in heaven. It’s tells the story of the author’s five hour hike in the desolate backcountry canyon of the Peruvian Andes that turns into a multiple day battle between life and death.
For the first 73 pages, I hated this book. It told the story of a self absorbed, over confident, man who put himself in a tenuous situation through a series of amateur mistakes but instead of taking responsibility for things like, not bringing water with him, forgetting his jacket, not to mention ignoring the warnings of multiple people that he should abandon the trip, choses to blame God for his situation every step of the way. I almost always finish a book once I start it but I almost gave up on this book. I’m glad I didn’t. Something interesting happens to Scott midway through this book. He begins to embrace his situation and look at the desperation that he faced as opportunity to hear from God. It lends itself to a peak into a thin space where God meets man in his most hopeless moments.
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