Are you ready to leave your comfort zone and embark on a hero’s adventure? You will encounter thrilling mountain climbs, explore caves in frigid winter, and dance around the fire in the wild pursuit of God. Riveting and accessible, this novelized account of the spiritual life is a hero’s journey for our times. It tells the story of the conversion young man named Austin through the ministration of Clint Eastwood–like priest, Fr Lawrence, who forms challenges and encourages nine college students to take a leap of faith to holiness. You will follow their courageous expeditions from the United States to England and Ireland and back again. By means of their sojourns through inner cities and remote monasteries, author Fr. Longenecker unveils a twelve-part plan for union with God that parallels the purgative, illuminative, and unitive stages of the spiritual life. This book shows you how the spiritual life is a battle and reveals ways in which the evil one tempts you as you advance toward union with God–sometimes through the people and places you least expect. Paper.