by Jason W., July 22, 2009 9:31 AM
Planetwalker is one of the most powerfully eloquent testimonials to the human spirit that I've ever read. John Francis's sacrifices turn out to be anything but, and his story is incandescent with beauty and wisdom. Writing with humility and courage about the power of conviction and community is one thing; proving it through a life of action and then writing so honestly and lucidly about it is something else entirely. I first read Planetwalker a year ago, and it continues to resonate, inspire, and subtly guide me as I walk through a life more complicated than it need be.