Through Dust and Darkness: A Motorcycle Journey of Fear and Faith in the Middle East by Jeremy KroekerThrough Dust and Darkness: A Motorcycle Journey of Fear and Faith in the Middle East by Jeremy Kroeker

Through Dust and Darkness: A Motorcycle Journey of Fear and Faith in the Middle East

byJeremy Kroeker

Paperback | September 23, 2013

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Jeremy Kroeker is a Mennonite with a motorcycle. When his seemingly unflinching faith in a Christian worldview begins to shift, Kroeker hops on his bike to seek answers from another perspective. After shipping his ride to Europe, Kroeker discovers that the machine wobbles back and forth worse than his own opinions about spirituality. Still, he caries on, oscillating through Europe—Germany, Austria, Croatia, Albania—and into the Middle East - Turkey, Syria, Lebanon and, ultimately, Iran.

It is there, in the theocratic nation of Iran, that Kroeker finds himself on a forbidden visit to a holy Muslim Shrine. Once inside, invisible hands reach into his chest and rip from his heart a sincere prayer, his first in many years. And God hears that prayer. For before Kroeker can escape Iran, God steals into his hotel room one night to threaten him with death. At least, that's one way to look at it.

In the end, Kroeker comes to accept uncertainty. What does he really know anyway? He may always fear a God that he can't explain. Perhaps if he keeps riding, one of these days God will speak clearly. And that frightens him, too.

Title:Through Dust and Darkness: A Motorcycle Journey of Fear and Faith in the Middle EastFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:September 23, 2013Publisher:RMB | Rocky Mountain BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1927330742

ISBN - 13:9781927330746

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm looking forward to his next book! I thoroughly enjoyed Jeremy's first book, "Motorcycle Therapy", for the light-hearted travel story that it was... easy reading, humourous and fun from cover to cover. "Through Dust and Darkness" is a far deeper story, well told and still funny at times, but a real examination of personal faith and inner being. It's not often a motorcycle story goes this direction... most adventure ride reports follow the "I went here and I saw this..." route. In this story the author bares his soul at times, examines the foundations of his spiritual beliefs, and thoughtfully shares his insights with us readers. Of course, there are great adventure tales from the road too. Absolutely loved the story and am looking forward to Jeremy's next book!
Date published: 2015-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for armchair travelers... Harrowing accounts of travel throughout the Middle East (Greece, Turkey, Syria and Iran) as the author (a Mennonite on a motorcycle) searches for enlightenment.
Date published: 2013-12-13