From Petrol-head to Eco Warrior
Lost and Found: the true life story of one man's journey from racing car driver to spiritual awaking
This autobiography should be a must-read for every self-proclaimed speed-freak, petrolhead and rationalist materialist.
Tackling the goal of walking a pilgrimage of 25,000 miles —the equivalent of the circumference of the planet — one man shares life-changing insights through his personal travel vignettes. Formerly a thrill-seeking journalist, Geoff Dalglish began his globe-spanning expedition after undergoing a spiritual and ecological awakening at the Findhorn Community. His deliberate journey from Timbuktu to Antarctica to Hollywood unfolds in vivid and inspiring detail, revealing a wealth of unimaginable experiences while sharing a message about treading lightly on the Earth. From the horrors of bloody civil unrest and death-defying moments at the hands of armed guerilla soldiers to close encounters with the animal kingdom and finding healing balm within spiritual communities, this roller coaster of adventure chronicles a deeper quest for meaning that culminates in the joys of a life lived in simplicity and service. You can read an excerpt from Lost and Found by going to http://bit.ly/MuJHHQ
Geoff Dalglish is an award-winning journalist and a former magazine editor, race and rally driver, overland expedition guide, and 4x4 adventurer. He is the founding editor of DRIVE and Drive Out and has contributed to Getaway, GQ, and Men's Health. He is currently on a pilgrimage from Lands End to Iona and is available to interview.
"Thank you Geoff for reminding us to be reverent and caring for the environment." — Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu
'This autobiography should be a must-read for every self-proclaimed speed-freak, petrolhead and rationalist materialist. Geoff chronicles his life journey from a somewhat self-obsessed, hedonistic egoist through myriad experiences, some of them distinctly unflattering and certainly uncomfortable. He journals the story of an increasingly self-aware pilgrim, on a mission to deepen his connection with Mother Earth, her creatures and her peoples, and to spread that message in the time-honoured way – on foot, a step at a time. This true pilgrim’s progress is done with appropriate humility and self-depreciation, even as his – and our – appreciation of the wonder of life in all its manifestations and glory grows, step-by-step, page-by-page. An excellent work that reads well and should be a worthy guide to every modern pilgrim in search of their own and wider truths.’ — Chris Erasmus, editor of Odyssey Magazine
“The amazing story of one journalist’s transformation from adventure-charged adrenaline junkie, hedonist and Formula One petrol-head to a man of peace and compassion, who renounced everything to pursue an astounding mission: a solo walk around the world bearing a crucial message of renewal for the planet. This book is an honest and often hilarious account of the extraordinary adventures the author experienced on the way and how his forays into love, fast cars and dangerous journeys across the world led him to an unassailable understanding of his ultimate goal in life. A must-read for anyone prepared to break the boundaries of their comfort zone and examine the possibilities of adventure and fulfillment the earth has to offer to those who respect the depth of its extraordinary heart.” — Tim O’Hagan, author of Wild Places of Southern Africa
"Reading this fast-paced book is like sitting at a table, Geoff across from you, his eyes alight as one story after another from a fascinating life spills out. This fast-paced book is written in such an engaging way that I found myself reading it in a day, unable to put it down. Dalglish has had a remarkable, adventure-filled life, covering war, racing Ferraris, climbing mountains, driving from China to Cape Town, and then he decides to walk the circumference of planet earth with a message for us to love and protect our home better. As he does, a new peace enters his writing and we know, his journey has just begun. As Geoff says, “God is found in the most unexpected places,” and that can include the pages of a book." – Charlene Smith, author of Mandela: In Celebration of a Great Life.
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