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The Road Unseen

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Stories that reveal spiritual pilgrimage. In this book, Peter and Barbara tell of their spiritual journey, until now, an untold story. Their walk across America, although an exhilarating adventure, was also an exhausting test that pushed them to the edge of their physical and spiritual endurance. The numerous dramatic circumstances, as well as the more mundane daily challe ...more
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Published October 1st 1985 by Thomas Nelson Publishers
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Kevin
Oct 02, 2008 Kevin rated it did not like it
nothing personal, but i wasn't expecting the choppy, overt testimonial this book turned out to be. it's definitely a companion to the great walk across america and the walk west. if you haven't read those and/or aren't a christian you probably will be as bored as i was.
Joyce
Aug 06, 2014 Joyce rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, memoir
This is my mother's copy, and one of her favorite books. She loved to read of adventurers.

This is the first book by Jenkins that I have read.

I have mixed feelings about this book, to be honest. I also love this type of book, and I was enjoying this one until I found out that after the book had been written Barbara and Peter had divorced. Whether that just struck close to home, or because of the nature of the book, showing their walk with God on a spiritual level during and after their physical w
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Justin
Jun 30, 2009 Justin rated it really liked it
This book is about Peter Jenkins life during and after his walk from New Orleans to Oregon. It is mainly on his Christian faith and his journey as a Christian. He also talks about his kids alot in the end of the book and how they are growing up. If you were looking for a great travel book, this really isn't for you. However, if you liked his books "A Walk Across America" and "A Walk West" and you wish to learn more about his journey, especially his marriage/kids and religion than you will most l ...more
David Ward
The Road Unseen by Peter Jenkins (Thomas Nelson Publishers 1995) (Biography). Peter and Barbara Jenkins dish the dirt (“share their spiritual journey”) that arose during their adventure that resulted in the book about their walk across the western U.S. They eventually divorced, but that was after this book. My rating: 7/10, finished 1999.
Read1000books
Oct 25, 2010 Read1000books rated it it was ok
Shelves: travelogues
The travel part is interesting but you can see as you read that these newlyweds are having trouble (they later divorced).
Lori Sue
Oct 25, 2014 Lori Sue rated it it was amazing
Another autographed book from Peter Jenkins!
Dan Smith
Jun 13, 2012 Dan Smith rated it it was amazing
A great book by both Peter and Barbara. Unfortunately the marriage did not work out,but they did share a bit of America with us
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Margaret
May 08, 2013 Margaret rated it liked it
Shelves: memoir
I loved reading about their lives after the books. I found it meandering at times but then that didn't offset me at the least.

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Shelves: travel-adventure
3.75
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One word = goddy
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Born July 8th, 1951 in Greenwich, Connecticut,

Peter is the eldest of the six children of Frederick and Mary Jenkins.

Graduated from Greenwich High School in 1969.

Attended Woodstock in summer of 1969.

Graduated from Alfred University in 1973 with a BFA, majoring in Sculptor/ Ceramics.
Began his Walk Across America on October 15, 1973 in Alfred, New York. It ended in mid-January of 1979 in Florence, Or
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