An Impossible Dream

A Non-Believer on the Camino

by Peter Campbell

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/27/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 344
ISBN : 9781504306355
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 344
ISBN : 9781504306362

About the Book

We live in disturbed times. Seemingly more now than at any time in the previous five decades, the planet appears riven. Against this troubling global background, An Impossible Dream traces author Peter Campbell’s six-week, eight-hundred-kilometre long walk along the Camino de Santiago across northern Spain, capturing what he saw and what he felt during the journey.

Using the Camino as a backdrop, Campbell looks back at the cultural and religious conflicts of the Iberian Peninsula in the Middle Ages, and he reflects on the history of the Crusades, the Knights Templar, the legendary El Cid, and much more, drawing comparisons between now and times past.

Through vivid descriptions and introspective reflection, An Impossible Dream portrays the physical, emotional, and psychological challenges Campbell faced as he undertook this epic walk, the relationships formed along the way, and the spiritual questions asked and answered. He considers his own conflicts and intolerances, and he offers an insightful reminder for anyone who has already walked the Camino, and a fascinating perspective for those who have yet to undertake that journey. He tells a story of a walk through life—a life lived, questions asked, and lessons learned.

About the Author

Peter Campbell has been a traveller all his life, living, working, and visiting many countries across the globe, and undertaking treks on most continents on Earth. His professional background has been in adult education within the corporate environment, with his early writings being of a technical nature. Campbell now lives with his wife, Janet, in a peaceful, rural setting in the southwestern corner of Australia, close to the southern Indian Ocean, in the company of kangaroos and birds.