Title: Trail Thoughts: A Daily Companion for the Journey to Faith
Author: Eric Kampmann
Website of Author: http://www.trailthoughts.com/
Publisher: Beaufort Books, New York
Website of Publisher: http://www.beaufortbooks.com
Publication Date: February, 2008
ISBN: 13: 978-0-8253-0580-1
Length: 416 pages
Reviewer: Lucille P Robinson http://www.lucilleperkinsrobinson.com
Trail Thoughts is a delightful book full of a year's worth of daily devotions. Preface written by Eric Kampmann. Scriptures come from the Holy Bible: New International Version. Bibliography supplied enabling the reader to broaden their knowledge of the concepts Mr. Kampmann provides for each day of the year.
Three indexes are included: Old Testament Scripture References, New Testament Scripture References and Subject Index. The Old and New Testament Scripture References supply the Scripture text for each day's devotion.
The Subject Index is a good tool for using the Trail Thoughts devotions as a study guide for the Bible of your choice. Listed under topic headings such as Abundance, Divine Justice and many more is the day's date and Scripture text so the reader can cross reference the devotional by subject, read what Mr. Kampmann has learned in his spiritual walk with God, and compare the
lesson with what the Bible has to say.
Eric Kampmann's book is a little different from other devotionals I've used in that not only does he offer the above indexes, the entries clearly describe what he has learned rather than offer an anecdote. I recommend Trail Thoughts to any person desiring to learn more about the Lord and how He deals with man.
Eric Kampmann is the president of Midpoint Trade Books. Previously, he served as Vice President and Director of Sales for Simon & Schuster, and held similar positions at St. Martin's Press and Viking Press. Over the past twenty-five years, Eric has taught at several prominent universities, including Harvard, Columbia, New York University and Hofstra. The main focus of his teaching has been in the areas of book publishing, but he has also taught courses in English Literature. He has also taught and participated in innumerable bible studies at local churches in and around Fairfield County, Connecticut. He holds an undergraduate degree from Brown University and a graduate degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
He is the author of three books: The Tree of Life, The Book Publisher's Handbook: The Seven Keys to Publishing Success with Six Case Studies, and trail thoughts.
For the past eight or so years Eric has pursued backpacking and mountain climbing as an avocation. Recently, he did a winter ascent of Mt. Whitney in the High Sierras; he has climbed Mt. Rainier, as well as the 48 four thousand footers in New Hampshire. Eric is currently hiking the Appalachian Trail in New England in sections.
Eric lives in Greenwich, Connecticut with his wife Anne. They have four children.