In their first novel, Dojeiji and Agraso take readers through the story of their fascinating pilgrimage while offering a glimpse of their unique spiritual, physical and emotional journey.
Dojeiji and Agraso’s book details their walking journey for peace from Rome to Jerusalem. But instead of proclaiming world peace, as one might expect, Dojeiji and Agraso offer their personal pursuits for inner peace and spiritual discovery. The trip also entertains when featuring the daily grind of walking every day for more than a year and the people and places the couple sees. Dojeiji, as narrator, tells of her tales with her friend-turned-boyfriend-turned-fiancé, Agraso, and the trails and countries they walked through, the monasteries and churches they slept in as well as the draining emotional and physical demands that eventually made their walk less pleasant. The budding romance that develops between Dojeiji and Agraso keeps the story even more intriguing. Although the walk is entertaining, the spiritual journey is also deep, complex and unique. The journey takes the two far from common spiritual thought; readers are given insight into Dojeiji and Agraso’s thoughts as they come to believe in the power within themselves and the power to change circumstances through positive thinking and energy. For those not familiar with free-thinking religion—which includes Agraso taking up wizardry and Dojeiji struggling to find her place—it may be difficult to comprehend. Although their exact thoughts on God and Jesus Christ are occasionally hard to pinpoint, the message in the book is clear. Through their long walk from Rome to Jerusalem, the two discover that peace starts within each person.
An intriguing story that colorfully illustrates one couple’s spiritual journey and the path we all must take to find our way.