Sunrise in Spain: Finding the Good Life Hiking the Camino de Santiago

Thursday, January 10th, 2019, 6 p.m.

In 2015, 34-year-old Theresa Fersch hiked the 500 mile Camino de Santiago across Spain, following the traditional path that pilgrims have followed to the shrine of the apostle Saint James the Great in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. She detailed her journey online, not realizing that she was gathering hundreds of blog-readers following her physical, mental, and spiritual struggles that she was facing in her journey. Tonight she will share her story, Sunrise in Spain: Finding the Good Life Hiking the Camino de Santiago, with Gibson's Bookstore, and with you.

Theresa did not consider herself an adventurer before her trip; yet somehow this smaller-than-average but larger-than-life woman, at the age of 34, found herself in the middle of rural Spain, having the adventure of a lifetime. Sunrise in Spain shares Theresa's epistolary account of the most exciting moments of her journey across the 500-mile Camino de Santiago pilgrimage, from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France, over the Pyrenees Mountains, and across Spain to the famous cathedral in Santiago de Compostela. Entering the trail with a practical perspective of her hiking journey, Theresa was skeptical of the transformative nature of the pilgrimage, which is often described in three phases: the breakdown and rebuilding of the pilgrim's body, mind, and soul, in that order. To her surprise, each phase had a significant impact. She immersed herself in the intangible and overwhelming gifts of the Camino, persevering through the numerous physical and mental challenges she encountered. And ultimately, what Theresa found on the Camino was nothing less than a miracle. The genuine kindness and generosity among strangers, lifelong friendships held together by powerful bonds, self-discovery, and countless inspirational moments fulfilled her heart and soul in a way she'd never imagined. Completing the Camino de Santiago was the thrill of Theresa's lifetime, and awakened in her a thirst for continued exploration, adventure, and discovery. She offers Sunrise in Spain as an inspiration to others to open their eyes to the world around them, take notice of the people they interact with each day, push their limits to discover their true capabilities, and undertake something amazing for themselves.

Event date: 
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
45 South Main Street
Concord, NH 03301
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$14.99
ISBN: 9781539374060
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - October 15th, 2016

Theresa did not consider herself an adventurer before her trip; yet somehow this smaller-than-average but larger-than-life woman, at the age of 34, found herself in the middle of rural Spain, having the adventure of a lifetime.


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