2016 Readers Favorites SILVER MEDAL Non-Fiction TRAVEL
A CAMINO OF THE SOUL: LEARNING TO LISTEN WHEN THE UNIVERSE WHISPERS by Katharine Elliot is a lovely volume for those who are familiar with the Camino walks and those who will find out about this type of journey for the first time in this book. The author shares her emotions, trials, and spiritual growth as she makes her account of her journey.
No one is untouched by death, at least not for long in this life. The author was in grief from two deaths in quick succession. And, her marriage was in trouble. Anyone who has experienced similar emotional pain, and maybe even the trials of physical pain, will benefit from reading this book. The takeaway value for any reader is the realization that everyone needs to stop and listen. How much we would all learn if only we would force ourselves away from the noise. This book is a refreshing way to help others learn and grow. The author should be thanked for her willingness to share her soul work with others.
~~Judge 24th Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards
A Camino of the Soul is a blend of a personal and physical journey along the ancient pilgrimage route in Spain. The book reveals her resilience in dealing with life's unwanted challenges while listening to her inner guidance system. A great book for anyone that wants to learn from a path blazed by Katharine.
~~ Bestselling Camino author Kurt Koontz - A Million Steps
A Camino of the Soul is a memoir of a woman who unexpectedly closes one chapter of her life while opening another. Walking along with Katharine provides insights about life, love, and the pursuit of happiness. You will find yourself rooting for her along the way.<b>
For anyone contemplating walking the Camino de Santiago, or wondering why anyone would want to do such a thing, Katharine Elliot's A Camino of the Soul will help make sense of that mysterious calling.
~ Annie O'Neil actor, author, filmmaker- documentaries " Phil's Camino" and " Walking the Camino:Six Ways to Santiago"
Reader's Favorite says....
Katharine Elliott's non-fiction spiritual memoir, A Camino of the Soul: Learning to Listen When the Universe Whispers, is a beautifully written and joyful account that held me in rapt attention as I was reading. Elliott's writing is smooth and compellingly honest, and one can't help but feel that she is speaking directly to her readers. I loved reading about how she and Sis went from being wary and unwilling in-laws to becoming dear friends who reveled in their time together, and I found her descriptions of the process of her and her husband's move to Europe to be fascinating. But I'm an avid hiker; so I would have to admit that my primary interest in reading this memoir was to hear about the author's experiences on her Camino, and she came through with flying colors. I had wondered about her taking the trek on her own and loved the serendipity that surrounded her with hale and hearty companions. And yes, I'm glad she listened to her sister's advice to write. She does a grand job of it, and I'm looking forward to more memoirs of her other walking experiences. A Camino of the Soul: Learning to Listen When the Universe Whispers is most highly recommended. ~~ Reader's Favorite
"One of the many gifts I got from the Camino was an enhanced trust in my intuition : when to stop, when to keep going, who to talk to and who to let go of. My intuition, once again steered me in the right direction with this book. Since the release of Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago I have been inundated with folks giving me their books and blogs about the Camino and many are travelogues detailing where they went and how far they walked. Those books can be very helpful for those that haven't walked the Camino yet, but after being on the Camino multiple times, I usually avoid reading yet another Camino book. When I heard about A Camino of the Soul, something inside me told me I should read this book and I'm so glad I did. It was a refreshingly intimate account of one woman's transformation and journey to peace with a life that didn't look the way she wanted. I really enjoyed it."
- Lydia B. Smith
Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago