a memoir

Tributes to Works by the Author

“His book reads like a cross between National Geographic, the Discovery Channel, and a prayer book.”

The Plain Dealer

“Claassen writes well with a journalist’s eye for engaging detail.”

Publishers Weekly

“He tells his stories so compellingly that readers feel they are with him in the jungle, or on the sidewalks of New York.”

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“. . . honest, gritty, informative, and inspiring.”

Foreword Reviews

“First-person accounts and mellow writing style enables the reader to feel a part of the personal exploration.”

Library Journal

“An educational as well as inspirational pilgrimage.”