Xulon Title Parallels the Appalachian Trail to a Spiritual Journey

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Clapper pens biblical points for application, thus equipping readers to overcome

Legging It: Life Lessons Learned Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail

'Legging It' is unique in its description of hiking the trail as a spiritual journey, which teaches lessons to be applied to daily life off the trail.

Craig Clapper, also known as “Hoosier,” is the author of the new book, Legging It: Life Lessons Learned Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail, ($11.99, paperback, 9781498418850; $20.99, hardcover, 9781498418867; $5.99, e-book, 9781498418874). The author points out that the dominant metaphor in the Bible for life is a walk. Therefore Legging It describes the 1,186-mile walk on the Appalachian Trail as a spiritual pilgrimage. Hoosier documents memorable events during his hiking experiences, includes photos, and incorporates many Christian analogies within his one-of-a-kind composition.

“Many fine books have been written about the Appalachian Trail,” states the author. “'Legging It' is unique in its description of hiking the trail as a spiritual journey, which teaches lessons to be applied to daily life off the trail. I would hope that readers, too, are inspired to see their own lives as a spiritual pilgrimage.”

After a career as a pastor and twenty years of hiking sections of the Appalachian Trail, Craig “Hoosier” Clapper hiked the entire 2,186-mile Appalachian Trail, thus earning the coveted title of thru-hiker. Along the way, the author has met a new congregation of fellow hikers. These hikers are seeking fellowship with the wilderness, but most importantly, they are seeking fellowship with the Creator of the wilderness that they are hiking through.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Legging It: Life Lessons Learned Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.

Media Contact: Craig Clapper, hikingclapper(at)gmail(dot)com

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