Short Trip to the Edge: Where Earth Meets Heaven--A Pilgrimage

Short Trip to the Edge: Where Earth Meets Heaven--A Pilgrimage
Scott Cairns
HarperCollins
2007

While walking on the beach with his Labrador, poet and literature professor Scott Cairns ran headlong into his midlife crisis. A fairly common experience among men nearing the age of fifty, midlife crises are usually manifested in the form of sports cars and younger women; not so for this Baptist turned Eastern Orthodox. Cairns had a realization that as the advancement of his spiritual life was moving at a snail's pace, time was running out, and his crisis emerged in the form of a desperate need to seek out prayer.