If you’ve seen Sonia Choquette in a conference, you know how wonderfully amazing she is.
So, if I tell you that I prefer her books over her live events it’s not because her events are bad (because I’ve already said that she’s wonderfully amazing in them), but because I can savor her charm the entire time it takes me to finish her book.
This Book is A Page Turner
This is a book that drew me in the minute I started reading it. This this Walking Home by Sonia Choquette book review , reveals why.
Sonia presented herself in such a raw, vulnerable and real way that I could immediately relate to her humanness.
As you know, this book is a journey deep within herself as Sonia strives to regain her balance after two deaths in her family and her struggle in her marriage.
She decides to reconnect with herself by walking El Camino de Santiago, a pilgrimage path that crosses Spain and takes most people about 30-35 days to walk about 14-16 miles per day.
And she does so alone.
But it’s almost like she takes her readers with her, because she describes everything in delightful detail. She shows, she doesn’t tell.
You feel like you’re walking beside her.
Sonia showed so much detail regarding how the Camino looked, nature looked, her room looked and the people she met looked looked, that I kept wondering all along, “how does she remember all of these details!?” Saying that she was as present as she could be living these moments is an understatement.
I literally could not wait to get into bed every night to read what had happened to Sonia that day on the Camino.
It was soooo engaging that I sometimes read several chapters in one night.
This book is my 2nd favorite book ever. And you know what? My #1 favorite book is also one that she wrote. And trust me, it’s not favoritism, because I love to read a variety of interesting topics, but she just draws me in.
She is the best literary “host” I know, because she welcomes you into her story and into your heart.
Sonia says that a naysayer in her life questioned her ability to write in a quite insulting way as she was beginning her career. I really can’t believe someone would have the audacity to say such a thing to her.
In my book, she writes so vividly, that even technology doesn’t entice me more than her book. And I LOVE technology.
That’s how good of a storyteller she is.
Why I Love Walking Home By Sonia Choquette So Much
Here are just some of the reasons why I like the book so much:
1) Aside from being able to “see” what she was going through as she told her story, I was able to admire her more for allowing us to see who she was… by being so real with us.
2) I GREATLY admire and got to know the true, quiet, shy and reserved Sonia.
3) I admire the positive impact she’s had on the world even more despite her preference to be alone (being an introvert is not a bad thing)
4) I feel better knowing that if people have failed me or if I’ve failed myself, it’s because of love and the associations we have to love and ourself. This book teaches us that it’s human to make mistakes… no matter if you’re highly intuitive or not.
5) This book keeps you on your toes to see what’s going to happen in the end.
I, however, was sad that the book ended because I want to read and know more.
I’d love for Sonia to write part 2 to this story that explains how her life has been since the Camino and how she’s been applying the principles she learned throughout her journey. Most importantly, I’d like to know how she’s looking after her own wellbeing even now, that she has reintegrated herself into her daily life.
Why You Might Like Walking Home
There are many pros to it, here are just a few.
Walking Home is a book that:
- is introspective
- makes you believe in humanity
- you don’t have to be spiritual or religious to enjoy it
- makes you better understand and have compassion for the human experience
- allows you to accept our pros and cons more fully
- allows you to see the resilience of the human spirit
Concluding Remarks About El Camino
In sum, this book is soooo great, that I will be rereading it again soon. It’s that good!! There’s that much meaning to extract from it if your’e willing to observe the subtleties and parallels not only in her life but in yours.
As Sonia says, you don’t have to walk the Camino to reconnect with your heart and soul. Don’t be surprised if by starting to read this book, you begin to have a healing journey of your own. It’s practically inevitable.
You can learn about spirituality and know it theoretically. Sonia, however, is a prime example of how to apply spirituality in a practical and natural way.
I received this book from Hay House in exchange for an honest review.
Now It’s Your Turn
- Have you read this book?
- Or other books by Sonia Choquette?
- Which is your favorite?
Please leave your comments below.