The following published review
is from Booklist, "the review journal of the American
Finding Moosewood, Finding
God: What Happened When a TV Newsman
Abandoned His Career for Life on an Island.
Perkins, Jack (Author)
Mar 2013. 320 p. Zondervan, hardcover, $22.99. (9780310318255).
Inspired by a weeklong trip to Stephen Kings summer home,
venerable television journalist Jack Perkins turned his back
on city life and all its trappings to live in the wilds of Maine
with his wife, Mary Jo. Several years and books later, Perkins
turns his talent for telling grand tales to the task of recounting
his voyage from small-town irreligious broadcaster to famous,
globe-trotting journalist, back to small-town spiritual seeker.
With equal parts humor and humility, Perkins sketches out his
own road map to God and a more fulfilling life, leading the reader
along with meandering grace through the major stops in his journey
before hitting upon simple yet profound points. Journal entries,
poems, and the use of datelines sprinkled throughout the book
add to the feeling of being privy to a journal where the author
has written his most personal ruminations on pursuing a simpler
life and a deeper understanding of his Christian faith. Lively,
contemplative, and heartfelt, Perkins makes a compelling argument
for straying from the beaten path, and in doing so does Thoreau