When Andrew Forsthoefel graduated from Middlebury College he wasn’t sure what God wanted him to “do” insofar as vocation. He studied Chinese in college and wanted to walk across China as a means of stepping into his future, but couldn’t push through the reams of needed paperwork necessary to travel there.
So, he set out form his home in Pennsylvania and walked all the way across the U.S. Along the way, he slept in his tent, in fire stations, homes, barbershops, and schools. In Louisiana he slept in a tree to keep away from hungry gators. In Greer he stayed with the Matthews.
After three months, Andrew packed ended up diving into the Pacific at Half Moon Bay south of San Francisco. He’s written a book about his journey (Walking to Listen: 4,000 Miles Across America, One Story at a Time) [Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017] and he’s stopping by St. Giles to talk about it.
As soon as the book comes out (early March) Matt Matthews and Johnnie Ebelein will have copies to sell you. Fiction Addiction near the mall will have copies, too. Let’s welcome Andrew to St. Giles and hear about his amazing trek. A light reception follows. Bring friends!
Thursday, March 23 at 7:00pm