This book uses Vincent Van Gogh's painting as a launchpad for a journey into the soul. The author sees this interior trek as the equivalent of a pilgrimage in our times. Billy uses poems to introduce each chapter and wayside stations at the end of each chapter for personal reflection. This wayfarer's guide incites thought provoking commentary on the film Forrest Gump, the writings of Thomas Merton, Jean Giono's The Man Who Planted Trees, Ety Hillesum's diaries, Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, and Walter M. Miller's science fiction thriller, A Canticle for Leibowitz. Billy sees the yearning for transcendence as an essential part of the spiritual journey along with the graces of friendship, prayer, and community.
Under the Starry Night A Wayfarer's Guide Through an Uncertain World
Reflections on Vincent Van Gogh's painting as a launchpad for a journey into the soul.