It’s Uphill Most of the Way Down
A Jouney of Adventure and Faith
by Barry L. Lane and Jodi L. Raisl
260 pages – $14.99 (paperback)
*This product is also available in CD audio book and E-book formats
“From the Arctic Circle to the Gulf of Mexico in a canoe; through the middle of Canada and the United States, and walk less than ten miles. More miles will be traveled ‘up-south’ than ‘down-south’. A 5,200-mile expedition for some red-blooded American boy. Anemic need not apply!”
Eighteen-year-old Barry L. Lane responded to that ad in the summer of 1969. Less than a year later he was on a plane bound for the Arctic Circle and the adventure of a lifetime.
It’s Uphill Most of the Way Down is about the challenges he faced while traveling by canoe though some of the most dangerous and desolate areas of North America. This gripping adventure is filled with true life accounts that challenged his faith, summoned his courage, and developed his character.
Take the adventure of a lifetime and experience the inspiration, comfort, and hope that comes from drawing on faith when fighting what seems like an uphill battle in It’s Uphill Most of the Way Down.
A few words from co-author Jodi L. Raisl…
“This book is an adventure filled account of the faith, courage, and character of a young man’s remarkable journey from the Arctic Circle to the Gulf of Mexico by canoe in the early 1970’s. The lessons he learned about life and belief as he took a faith-step in following his heart and testing his body as well as his spirit, are messages of encouragement we all need to hear. That young man was my father, and I have felt the call to preserve this piece of family history and to share the lessons he learned.
It is our hope that this true-life story will be an inspiration to others as they travel their own unique journey of faith — be it traveling long distance by canoe, running a marathon, writing a book, or facing other challenges or trials. None of us should be without the education that a journey of the heart can give.”
~Jodi L. Raisl, co-author
And here’s what readers are saying about “It’s Uphill Most of the Way Down”…
“The north is not a winter wonderland; it is, in fact, potentially deadly. “It’s Uphill Most of the Way Down” is a memoir of a young man who accepted a dangerous northern exploration job at the tail end of the sixties. He reflects on the lessons he learned and the daily struggles he faced just staying alive during the expedition, and grants a vivid picture of northern exploration. “It’s Uphill Most of the Way Down” is poignant and intriguing reading all the way through.”
~Midwest Book Review (Oregon, WI USA) 5 Stars
“I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the adventure it took me on; amazing trip, amazing faiith, amazing man. I highly recommend this for everyone who enjoys the great out of doors, humor, suspense, adventure and has questions about their faith.”
~Goldie, Amazon Review
“This is a marvelous page turner. From beginning to end of the journey, the author keeps you thoroughly engaged. If I was half the man of Barry Lane I would be pleased. A man of faith and courage takes a trip that makes the reader believe that anything can be achieved. Anemics need not read!”
“Ever wonder how much challenge you could stand under trying circumstances? The challenges that Barry lived through made me consider that question, however I doubt I would have been up to all he faced. This book created an intriguing look at places few will ever go, but can vicariously experience through Barry’s eyes. An excellent read!”
“I just finished the book and had to tell you how much I enjoyed it. I’m almost sorry it ended and will look forward to the next one. What a testimony of faith in an all loving, ever present God. What a testimony to young men of not being afraid to be cold, hungry, in danger, muscle weary, but living life to the fullest! This would make a great movie. I’ll be telling others about the book and encouraging them to read it.”