A Review of
Threshold of Discovery:
A Field Guide to Spirituality in Midlife
L. Roger Owens
Reviewed by Joshua Hale
L, Roger Owens only drove three miles from his house to a local Audubon nature reserve to walk off too many slices of Thanksgiving pie. But it was a gnawing hunger that preoccupied his walking, an already-brewing spiritual crisis now catalyzed by his imminent 40th birthday, until an unbidden thought burst in: “I will take forty walks here in the year after I turn forty to mark this threshold-crossing into midlife” (viii). Beginning on New Year’s Day, he did precisely that.