“This book captures some disturbing stories but I think you will ﬁnd Wab’s journey both powerful and life changing,” noted Bishop Michael in describing the book he recommends for Lent 2017.
The Reason You Walk by Wab Kinew is a poignant story of a towering but damaged father and his son as they embark on a journey to repair their family bond.
Lighthearted and solemn, Wab gives us an inspiring vision for family and cross-cultural reconciliation, and a wider conversation about the future of aboriginal peoples.
The author combines his disarming personality and willingness to share highly personal material—the life and death of his father Tobasonakwut—to demonstrate the immense power of family and forgiveness as tools of reconciliation.
The book was chosen as part of Niagara’s commitment to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action and indigenous ministry.
The Bishop invites us to become immersed in these stories of pain and brokenness, of forgiveness and grace so we too we can walk compassionately with our sisters and brothers.
A study resource is being developed.