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Chase Falson’s faith fell apart. After two years of attempting to suppress his spiritual questions and struggles, he breaks down…in front of his whole congregation of thousands during a Sunday morning service. Needless to say, things did not go well.

After the sudden aftermath of being asked by the church elders to take a undetermined leave of absence, Chase calls the person he his closest to other than his therapist: his Uncle Kenny, who happens to live in Italy and happens to be a Franciscan monk.

Kenny urges Chase to come to Italy on a pilgrimage and follow the footsteps of Saint Francis of Assisi. His journey over the next two months changes Chase’s entire perspective on Christianity and the purpose of the church. When he finally returns home to Connecticut, he has to face the members of his congregation and his elders. Will they accept him back? Will he be able to apply the lessons he learned in Italy to life in Connecticut?

This book challenged my faith. The history that litters the pages fascinated me and yearned to keep reading and learning. The end of the book contains questions for each chapter if you want to use it in a book club. All in all, I would recommend this book to just about everyone.

Thank you, NavPress Publishing, for my free copy! The opinions expressed are completely my own and I was not pushed to write a positive review. I just happened to truly love the book.

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