Stories…we all have them, we all tell them, we all listen to them being told. We learn from them, teach with them, and share our lives with those we know and don’t know. We also connect to each other through them. This is why I love this book. You feel a connection to the stories being told, even if they are not your own. And who knows, some of them may become your own, but you’ll have your own version to tell.
“We Stood Upon Stars,” by Roger W. Thompson, is a compilation of essays/stories of Roger and his family as they travel through different areas of the West. Some involve life-changing events, like the story of his grandfather heading out West for a life change during the Depression. Others are purely comedic like the attack of the great sea monster. There is an essence of spirituality as Roger finds God’s presence in nature and in the places he and his family discover. Always, you can find a spirit of adventure and discovery, no matter where he’s traveling.
I also love the hand-drawn maps they’ve included, as they are a great stepping stone for each of us to start our own adventures in discovering places we’ve not yet been. Whatever you are looking for, whether it’s to be inspired, to find some place new to travel to, to find God in places you never thought, or for all of the above, this book is a great addition to anyone’s library and it’s just a fun read, not matter who you are. I hope he comes out with an East version as well, and maybe a few places in between.