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Trapped By Travel
Dr. Orville Boyd Jenkins
A review of the book by Stephen Arterburn and Sam Gallucci
Road Warrior (Colorado Springs:  Waterbrook Press, 2007.  173p.)

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This book is not exactly about Life and Faith, though the writers are Christians.  The writers address a common American problem, dual in nature and related to patterns of business across the continent.

Travel away from home for business produces relational and moral stresses on the traveler.  Travel adds stress on relationships and distance between family family members.

Arterburn and Gallucci are concerned about this disconnect at several levels.  The toll on families and the traveler is a universal problem in the consuming business atmosphere of the USA.

Business can demand more and more time and energy, all one has to give, squeezing out family and friends, even personal time.  They describe out of their own experience and the testimonies of others how life on the road leads to a sense of personal disorientation, in a separation and loss of relationship with spouse and children.

But further, a personal loneliness sets in and the lack of clear context leaves the road warrior without any clear parameters or reference points for activities, schedules or moral accountability.

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Bought 25 February 2010 in Arlington, Texas
First reading notes written 17 April 2010
Reviewed on Amazon 27 April 2010
Review posted on OJTR 2 May 2010

Orville Boyd Jenkins, EdD, PhD
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