About the Book
Book: Walking with Jesus
Author: Troy A. Waugh
Release Date: Feb, 2020
When God spoke to Troy Waugh saying, “I want you to walk the Natchez Trace,” he obeyed.
Never mind that he wasn’t young anymore—he would be seventy at the completion of the 444 mile walk. Never mind that the thirty-five-day walk would be far above his physical capabilities and experience. Never mind that this was Mississippi—in the summer.
Taking the challenge, Waugh uses the time to slow down and reflect on his life—his upbringing, his relationships, his struggles with workaholism—and to raise awareness for a homeless ministry. More than a travelogue, this is a journey into the soul of a man learning to walk with the Lord daily. His reflections will inspire others to reach for and accomplish their own difficult goals.
I believe my walk on the Natchez Trace was God’s method of shaking me loose from the regrets of my past and firming up my spiritual belief system so I could walk into the future closer to Jesus.
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About the Author
Troy Waugh is a CPA with an MBA from the University of Southern California. A mentor with Mission Development International, he helps leaders of Christian nonprofits achieve God’s vision in their lives and their organizations. The retired founder, former president, and CEO of The Rainmaker Academy, a training program for CPAs, is also the author of several books, and he lives with his wife, Sheryl, in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee.
More from Troy
Please join me on a spiritual journey along the Natchez Trace Parkway from Natchez, Mississippi, to Nashville, Tennessee. This book relates a journey of spiritual renewal and rediscovery. While it does describe what I encountered on this historic parkway, this is not a hiking or nature book. It is about my walk with Jesus and how He has loved me even during the times I may have strayed from Him.
In 2014 I experienced a deepening of my relationship with Jesus like no other. This book is about that cleansing and invigorating experience. My prayer is that you, too, will feel God’s love for you and you will recommit yourself to loving Jesus.
These thirty-one chapters are based upon notes from the daily journal I kept throughout the hike. Each of the days is unique, and each day God revealed Himself to me in a different way.
I trust your spirit will be renewed as I share some of my experiences of angels’ visits, hearing the audible voice of God, the move of the Holy Spirit, a shocking suicide, the miracle of a change in the climate, and the renewed life that comes from turning your life over to God.
Mindy Houng’s Q&A with Troy Waugh
What inspired this book?
In 2014, God instructed me to walk the 444 miles of the Natchez Trace within the month of July. During the walk, I focused on a different aspect of my spiritual walk each day. Subsequent to ending the walk, I was encouraged to write about my experiences. From the notes of each day, I wrote material that later formed a book.
Which chapter was the most difficult to write?
Chapters 12, 13 and 14 were painful because they dealt with trials, hardships of life and healing. Recalling those difficulties seemed to surface them, which brought up repressed feelings and emotions from the scars of those times.
What would you like your readers to get out of this book?
Encouragement that the common person can do amazing things when we tap into the power of God.
What is your favorite Bible verse or life verse?
James 1:2-12, Consider it pure joy when you face trials of many kinds……..blessed is the one who perserveres….. that person will receive the crown of life.
2 Peter 1:2-11 His Divine power has given us everything we need……
Where is your favorite vacation spot?
Anywhere that I can wake up and see the ocean.
What are you reading right now?
Just finished “The River of Doubt” by Candace Millard, “Andrew Jackson and the miracle of New Orleans, by Brian Kilmeade, and “The Other Woman” by Daniel Silva.
What is your most well-loved and well-used house appliance?
The coffee pot.
Describe your view as you’re sitting in your writing chair.
When I am writing, I block out the outside world as my mind dives into the subject.
If you could have one piece of art or music a deserted island, what would it be and why?
Any 3 or 4 part harmony album by Southern Gospel, Bluegrass or Country groups
Thank you for your time Troy and letting us get to know you better!
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