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Lonesome Road: A Memoir of Faith

Timothy P. Schilling

When are you truly grown up? How do you finally become the person God made you to be? In a gentle, reflective account that does not spare himself, Timothy P. Schilling explores these questions while recounting his coming of age as the son of a traumatized war veteran. His memoir Lonesome Road takes us first west, from Indiana to Washington State, and then east, to Princeton University and a Catholic seminary in Europe. It underscores the complexity of conversion, a process that uses everything from a person's past and every desire that lives within them.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Resource Publications (CA)
  • Publish Date: Apr 30th, 2024
  • Pages: 138
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 0.38in - 0.68lb
  • EAN: 9798385213559
  • Categories: MemoirsChristian Living - Personal Memoirs

About the Author

Schilling, Timothy P.: -

Timothy P. Schilling was born in Indiana and raised in Washington State. He studied English at Princeton University (BA 1987) and theology at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium (BA 1990, MA 1994), before earning a doctorate in practical theology at the Catholic Theological University of Utrecht, the Netherlands in 2003. Since then he has served on the staff of the Center for Parish Spirituality, a national pastoral resource center for parishes based in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Over the years his writings have appeared in Commonweal, America, Image, First Things, Communio, The Tablet, Katholiek Nieuwsblad, The American Fly Fisher, The Pike Place Market News, and other journals. He is the author of The Writings of Norman Maclean: Seeking Truth amid Tragedy (University of Nevada Press, 2024) and of Lonesome Road: A Memoir of Faith (Wipf and Stock, 2024).

Praise for this book

"Lonesome Road draws the reader into the often-unrecognized challenges that families endure when war comes home. Timothy Schilling layers that life-long persistence with honest queries of ongoing discernment. His disclosure of growth through failures along with the touch of family, mentors, and friends reminds that God's presence remains in the intricacies of doubt and recognition which realize momentum."
--Mark Moitoza, vice chancellor for evangelization, Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA

"Timothy Schilling is a walking miracle. His book Lonesome Road provides an open window into his soul and an unlatched doorway into the winding corridors of his life, the travelogue of a faith-filled disciple who, at various junctures of his life, has both embraced and bitterly struggled with his Catholic faith. Gradually, subtly, Schilling introduces his readers to the One who accompanied him all along on his lonesome road, ministering to his wounded soul with the medicine of mercy."
--George Leo Thomas, archbishop of Las Vegas

"Lonesome Road is a loving and compelling portrait of how familial wounds shape generational choices and spiritual paths. Growing up in a family living with the deep wounds of war, Timothy Schilling's quest is not only to understand this burden, but how this has shaped his path and led him to find his spiritual home. It is a careful, quiet, and thoughtful exploration of how we find deep meaning in the insupportable."
--Kate Hennessy, author of Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty