Home by Another Way: Notes from the Caribbean
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Home by Another Way: Notes from the Caribbean

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A lovely Caribbean island and its people awaken in author Robert Benson a sense of place and home. The islanders’ warmth and welcome prompt a new understanding of ideas of beauty, community and spiritual belonging.

“We live in a world where such welcome and gentleness and civility are increasingly rare. Most of the conversation between strangers is terse and quick and far...more
ebook, 208 pages
Published November 23rd 2011 by WaterBrook Press (first published April 18th 2006)
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This is the story of how Benson and his wife fell in love with a small Caribbean island and adopted it as their second home. I am a huge fan of travel books, so I couldn't really go wrong with this one. It met all my requirements for a good travel book: it let's you stay in one place long enough to become familiar with it, it was written by someone who wasn't arrogant enough to think this foreign place should adapt itself to them, and the descriptions were vivid enough that I can close my eyes a...more
Aug 13, 2011 Michael rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Michael by: Robert Benson
This is not your typical "spiritual" Benson, but he is certainly dead on with his observations about everyday life. His travels to the island of St. Cecilia help us define what exactly "home" means for us and our families. While I was hoping for something a little deeper at times, it was a relaxing and enjoyable read, and one that makes you evaluate your daily routines of life and how you spend time with the ones you love.
Deb Ash
I love Benson's writing and I love the Caribbean so this is a book that I sat long with. It fed my soul.
I loved this easy breezy beach read! A perfect read for the gray winter Michigan weather.
this was a great read for the beach. He has such a refreshing outlook on life.
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