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    • Black & White interior
    • 288 pages
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    • 288 pages
  • Keywords
    • Long-distance walking,
    • Admire + inspire,
    • Beauty of nature + faith journey,
    • Faith journey,
    • Modern Christianity + ancient texts,
    • Welsh romanticism + Christian faith,
    • Power of nature,

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Time To Stand And Stare
Meditations On A Mountain Path
by Martin G. Lewis

Part meditation, part travelogue, and part literary analysis, Time to Stand and Stare: Meditations on a Mountain Path, takes readers along on the author’s physical and metaphorical exploration of Wales and the Apostle’s Creed and the Beatitudes. Follow one man’s journey as he questions fundamental writings of his Christian faith. How can modern Christians apply ancient creeds and gospel writings to the finite time with which we live? One solution lies in answering the question, what did the writings mean to those who originally wrote and read them? A truly unique mixture of science, poetry, and faith, this book is a delightful read from the first line to the final one. The beginning pulls the reader in, asking them to journey with the author on his trek alone over the beautiful Welsh hills and valleys. These walks afford the reader the opportunity to meditate on the ways we can “admire and inspire” the beauty of nature and its relationship to our life journey.

Martin Lewis is one of those people who loves to communicate. It has always been like that since we were boys. Here his zest for life, his interest in everything, his Welsh romanticism and his Christian faith combine to make him a very pleasant companion as we accompany him on these journeys through some of the most beautiful parts of Wales. This is a book to savour and enjoy: anecdotes, descriptions, people and meditations form a fascinating chain held together by his mammoth walk. History too comes to life as he recounts some of the episodes associated with the places he visits. Together with all this, and woven very naturally into his narrative, are his reflections on the Apostles’ Creed and the Beatitudes of Christ, where biblical testimony, personal devotion and pastoral concern come together in a way that allows the reader an entrance into his heart as well as his journeys. Peter Lewis, Senior Minister, Cornerstone Church, Nottingham, England Author of "The Glory of Christ", "The Living God", "The Lord’s Prayer" and others.

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Martin G. Lewis, MD was born in Abertillery, South Wales. His diverse careers in medicine, teaching, and ministry sparked his love of service, culture, travel, and the time necessary for recharging himself body, mind, and spirit. Martin’s long-distance walks in Wales fulfill the appreciation for his heart’s home and the need to diffuse from the busy demands as physician and church pastor. His experiences have inspired him to write several books including, The Hearts of Elephants and Men, In the Footsteps of Disease, The Call of Africa, and Parallel Lives. Proceeds from book sales have gone to an array of philanthropic mission programs and fundraisers. He lives in St. Petersburg, Florida and is currently working on his Welsh family biography.


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