"...A rhapsody on the theme of pilgrimage. May Brandon Wilson's goal of fostering peace along the glory roads of the world inspire a trail of pilgrims to create their own sacred journeys in the interest of world peace." -- Phil Cousineau, author of The Art of Pilgrimage and The Book of Roads
"A fascinating testimony of faith and gumption that inspired two men to take seven million steps for peace. A must read..." -- Arun Gandhi, president, M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, University of Rochester, NY
"A vivid and eye-opening blend of history, adventure, religion, mysticism and modern conflict... Simply one of the most remarkable adventure stories of our time..." -- Richard Bangs, adventurer, author of the book and host of the television series Richard Bangs' Adventures With Purpose, co-founder Mountain Travel Sobek
"If we want peace on earth, we must make the effort to embody peace with each step. Brandon Wilson's inspiring journey, told beautifully in this book, is a living example of peacemaking." -- Cindy Sheehan, Peace Activist
From the Inside Flap
One simple message would change his life forever: ‘Was he interested in joining his friend, an older affable Frenchman, on a walk to Jerusalem?’
It was an exhilarating dream, but were they prepared to face the physical, mental or spiritual challenges?
Motivated by a steadfast belief that each of us can make a difference, two ordinary men embark on one extraordinary quest — to carry a message of peace across two continents weary of war.
Their way is fraught with endless difficulties. Walking several thousand miles is only the beginning. Temperatures soar, and then Israel and Hezbollah trade missiles. Each man is forced to tap his inner reserves while surrendering to the benevolence of “angels.” Even still, will that be enough to allow them to complete their mission?
Along the Templar Trail is a powerful testimony to the courage of the human spirit, as well as an inspiring affirmation of the goodness and dream of peace still very much alive in the world today. These simple “pilgrims” remind us that peace, the ultimate solution, must be discovered one person at a time — before it’s too late.