Where Adventure Meets Discovery

One Man's Hunting and Outdoor Odyssey

by Mark Thomas



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/21/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 224
ISBN : 9781420834123

About the Book

Where Adventure Meets Discovery is a rollicking fun-filled book of true stories about hunting and about life.  The author begins at the beginning remembering his first BB gun, first squirrel hunt, experiencing “the killer instinct” and growing up in rural southern Indiana.  As a young man he learns to hunt deer with bow and arrow via the school of hard knocks and recounts experiences to which any hunter can relate.  Later he shares exciting adventures hunting boar and axis deer on the islands of Oahu and Molokai in Hawaii with U.S. Navy SEALs and divers.  The author learns about God and about life from “watching wild creatures do what they do”.  He uses humor, faith and warm colloquial Midwest language to paint the scenes and bring you into the adventures.  You’ll laugh when he thinks he’s falling to his death in the pitch black night of the Pali Pass on Oahu.  You’ll cry when he loses his twin sons to twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome.  You’ll cheer when he finally secures that first whitetail trophy.  You’ll be challenged to think while the author struggles with ethics.  Hunter and non-hunter alike can relate to the adventurer in these stories, and thrill with exhilaration when that adventure leads to the “ultimate discovery”.

About the Author

Mark Thomas was born in Louisville, Kentucky on the 24th of June, 1962.  Mark and his sister Beth were raised by their parents in rural southern Indiana near Georgetown.  He graduated from the Speed Scientific School of the University of Louisville in 1987 with a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering.  Mark now lives in Springville, Indiana with his wife Marilyn and their son Casey and works as an engineer for the U.S. Navy at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane in Southern Indiana.  Mark is an accomplished guitarist and records with the praise and worship band at his home church – Sherwood Oaks Christian Church of Bloomington, Indiana.  ''''Where Adventure Meets Discovery'''' is his first book.