Walking in the Mud: The Diary of a DIY Camino
Phil Volker (Author)
Kathryn Barush (Editor)
Rebecca Graves (Editor)
Annie O'Neil (Contributor)
David S. Zucker MD (Contributor)
After facing a life-changing cancer diagnosis, Phil Volker started walking a circuitous route around his ten-acre backyard. It was a chance to exercise, which his doctors had encouraged, but also created a sacred space to think and pray. Realizing that he was covering quite a distance, he found a map of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route and began to map his progress, calculating that 909 laps would get him from St. Jean Pied-de-Port to the Cathedral of St. James. Volker completed five caminos, five hundred miles each, without leaving his backyard, and many visitors have found healing, solace, and consolation in walking with him. Phil’s life was transformed by what he calls his three Cs—Camino, Catholicism, and Cancer. Part spiritual autobiography, part pilgrimage journal, and part Old Farmer’s Almanac, this book is the story of his journey.
Resource Publications, an Imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers
Volker, Phil; Barush, Kathryn R.; Graves, Rebecca; O'Neil, Annie; and Zucker, David S., "Walking in the Mud: The Diary of a DIY Camino" (2022). Faculty Book Gallery. 549.