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Hiking Toward Heaven: An Uplifting Story of Hope on Earth with Hints of Heaven

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An adventurous series of hikes in the mountains and canyons of the Southwest United States... An encounter with a mysterious stranger who makes an intriguing proposition ... An exploration into the powerful Christian themes of love, grace, and forgiveness ... A new formula for dealing with obstacles that life puts in our way ... Glimpses of heaven we can identify with ... Altogether, an uplifting reminder of that key Christian attitude --hope --with practical encouragement for tough economic times ... Packed with wisdom and spiced with intrigue, this book views all these aspects through the wide-open eyes of children and the experienced eyes of a scientist. It is an enchanting story that rocks along from one hiking episode to the next, all on the edge of God's interaction with humankind. The mystery is engaging, and the emotions are stirring enough to bring a tear to the eye.

116 pages, Paperback

First published December 9, 2010

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Ian Dexter Palmer

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Ian Dexter Palmer, PhD is the author of The Shale Controversy, Fracman Conflicted, Hiking toward Heaven, and Weed and Water

He has a Ph.D. in physics from Adelaide University, Australia. By profession, he is a petroleum engineer, who consults all over the world.

As a Christian, Ian has always been fascinated by the interface between faith and science. Of special interest to him are the powerful concepts of grace, forgiveness, and insights from God. In his local church, he has taught Sunday school classes on a wide range of inspirational but practical topics.

Ian’s six grandchildren are a source of joy when he plays tennis or basketball or goes skiing or hiking with them. His hobbies include hiking, dancing, tennis, eating out, and stimulating conversation. After a dinner of cheese enchiladas with green chiles, Ian can sometimes be found two-stepping in the local country-and-western dancehall.

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June 15, 2012
I was in the coffee house and saw this book staring out at me from the lending library. Read nearly half of it before I left. Its really an unusual book. Stories about a guy maybe a few years older than me, hiking with his grandchildren mostly in New Mexico, but trips to Arizona and Australia as well. Very intriguing to me. It was cool that they actually went in to eat lunch, in the book, at Frontier Restaurant in Albuquerque, where I have eaten 3 or 4 times. Don't visit ABQ without eating in Frontier. Their "other" hiking partner is quite different, and I will leave you to find out about that if you should get the book and read it yourself. Next day: What a shocker! Came to the coffee house and returned the book to find that Ian Palmer is speaking to the Rotary Club here in the building and just met Ian and bought an autographed copy of the book. I real nice chap!
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April 22, 2014
This book was incredibly helpful to me because it gave me so much joy while reading it. It helped me out in a moment of torment.
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