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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Walking With Jesus on the Natchez Trace: A Common Man's Encounter With God by Troy a Waugh: Review & Giveaway

About the Book

Book:  Walking with Jesus
Author: Troy A. Waugh
Genre:  Non-Fiction
Release Date: Feb, 2020

When God spoke to Troy Waugh saying, “I want you to walk the Natchez Trace,” he obeyed.
Never mind that he wasn’t young anymore—he would be seventy at the completion of the 444 mile walk. Never mind that the thirty-five-day walk would be far above his physical capabilities and experience. Never mind that this was Mississippi—in the summer.

Taking the challenge, Waugh uses the time to slow down and reflect on his life—his upbringing, his relationships, his struggles with workaholism—and to raise awareness for a homeless ministry. More than a travelogue, this is a journey into the soul of a man learning to walk with the Lord daily. His reflections will inspire others to reach for and accomplish their own difficult goals.

I believe my walk on the Natchez Trace was God’s method of shaking me loose from the regrets of my past and firming up my spiritual belief system so I could walk into the future closer to Jesus.

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In the introduction of this book author Troy A. Waugh invites readers to join him on a spiritual journey along the Natchez Trace and this is a journey well worth taking. As he shares his thoughts and observations in the daily journal entries that he wrote, readers get a glimpse of the thirty-five days that he walked along the Natchez Trace. As I read them, I was both inspired and challenged by this almost seventy year old man who walked 444 miles and deepened his relationship with God. There are nuggets of inspiration throughout this book but two chapters especially resonated with me: chapter eleven concentrates on the Ten Christian Disciplines that all of us should strive to follow and I also found chapter 28 to be very enlightening as Waugh discusses Selective Sins. How is it that we consider some things sinful but are able to overlook others that are sins also?

This book doesn't offer detailed accounts about the physical sights that Waugh encountered on his walk but it certainly details the spiritual insights that he gained. If you are longing to improve your own relationship with God and deepen your love for Jesus, you will certainly find Walking with Jesus on the Natchez Trace a thought-provoking read!

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. I am voluntarily sharing my thoughts in this review.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

About the Author

Troy Waugh is a CPA with an MBA from the University of Southern California. A mentor with Mission Development International, he helps leaders of Christian nonprofits achieve God’s vision in their lives and their organizations. The retired founder, former president, and CEO of The Rainmaker Academy, a training program for CPAs, is also the author of several books, and he lives with his wife, Sheryl, in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee.

More from Troy

Please join me on a spiritual journey along the Natchez Trace Parkway from Natchez, Mississippi, to Nashville, Tennessee. This book relates a journey of spiritual renewal and rediscovery. While it does describe what I encountered on this historic parkway, this is not a hiking or nature book. It is about my walk with Jesus and how He has loved me even during the times I may have strayed from Him.

In 2014 I experienced a deepening of my relationship with Jesus like no other. This book is about that cleansing and invigorating experience. My prayer is that you, too, will feel God’s love for you and you will recommit yourself to loving Jesus.

These thirty-one chapters are based upon notes from the daily journal I kept throughout the hike. Each of the days is unique, and each day God revealed Himself to me in a different way.

I trust your spirit will be renewed as I share some of my experiences of angels’ visits, hearing the audible voice of God, the move of the Holy Spirit, a shocking suicide, the miracle of a change in the climate, and the renewed life that comes from turning your life over to God.

Blog Stops

Book of Ruth Ann, March 26
Through the Fire Blogs, March 28 (Author Interview)
Mary Hake, March 29
Simple Harvest Reads, April 2 (Author Interview)
Artistic Nobody, April 5 (Author Interview)


To celebrate his tour, Troy is giving away the grand prize of a signed copy of Walking with Jesus!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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