Drawing upon a wealth of stories from his experience as a hunter and angler, Fr Joe Classen provides powerful and insightful connections between the great outdoors and God's plan. Whether he is connecting the dangers and pitfalls of nature with the many obstacles that can derail your faith life or providing clues on tracking your own path through unchartered spiritual wilderness, Classen is an entertaining and thoroughly enjoyable guide in this must-have book for any sportsperson or nature lover!
Highly recommended, even if you are not an outdoorsman!
When I was trying to find a new book to review, I came across Tracking Virtue, Conquering Vice by Rev. Joseph E. Classen. What initially attracted me to this book was not the hunting and fishing exploits of Fr. Joe. I am certainly not an outdoorsman. I've never been hunting and the last time I went fishing was....well I can't remember when. I don't even own a gun. What intrigued me about this book was the author. When I saw Fr. Joe's name listed as the author, my mental rolodex started spinning. I kept trying to figure out where I had heard that name before. Then it finally dawned on me. I was in the seminary with Fr. Joe! And, he and I went to the same high school. Even after realizing that I knew Fr. Joe, I still had reservations about reading his book. I just don't have any interest in hunting and fishing and I did not think that I would get much out of it or enjoy reading it.
I decided to order a copy anyway. I was pleasantly surpr Full Review...
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