Well Planet Publishing (40% off old pricing)

Pastor Tom Hafer releases sixth book, Ramble On. A nonfictional narrative inspired by Hafer’s personal hike along the Appalachian Trail. Ramble On highlights the journey to find physical and spiritual center while walking the trail. With only a backpack of worldly possessions, the distance hiker is acutely aware of need over want. Long silent contemplation through unspoiled woods allows him to reconnect with the Creator – shedding fears, doubts, and anxieties – while continuing his physical efforts to reduce his bodyweight, high blood pressure, borderline diabetes and other chronic ailments and chemical dependencies. He steps with purpose. He is freed. With this new-found freedom, he allows himself to be open and vulnerable with others. A supportive community forms among hikers who are experiencing the same freedom. Hafer writes, “How do you teach a fish about water? Without it, he cannot eat, drink, breathe. Water is the essence of the fish world, so close and common that he cannot recognize it above, around, and in him. So, too, with God. The air we breathe, the nourishment we need, and the beauty we see every day scream “God!” So much the essence of our world that we don’t always recognize Him above, around, and in us.” 

As a minister and a physical therapist for three decades, Tom Hafer has cultivated a unique approach to health and wellness through synergizing the physical and spiritual aspects of our lives. Since the original release of his first book, Faith & Fitness in 2007, Hafer has been traveling and leading workshops on the spiritual and physical health connection, speaking about ways to care for ourselves to better care for others. He offers workshops free of charge, compliments of Volunteers of America (VOA), in support of their efforts to prevent early disabilities for the nation’s seniors. Well Planet (2010), Aging Grace (2012), Soul Man (2016) and When You Pray Move Your Feet (2016) were Hafer’s follow-up titles.

 

Books

Ramble On

With only a backpack of worldly possessions, the distance hiker is acutely aware of need over want. Long silent contemplation through unspoiled woods allows him to reconnect with the Creator - shedding fears, doubts, and anxieties - while his ongoing physical efforts reduce his body weight, high blood pressure, borderline diabetes, and other chronic ailments and chemical dependencies. He steps with purpose; He is freed. With this new-found freedom, he allows himself to be open and vulnerable with others. Supportive community forms among hikers who are experiencing the same freedom. Ramble On finds our physical and spiritual center while hiking the Appalachian Trail (40% off retail on Amazon with the new publisher).

Soul Man

Once upon a time, one deeply troubled soul entered the woods in Georgia to hike the Appalachian Trail. Life became too much for him to handle; this would be his last hope to find any peace. Six months and five-million steps later, he emerged from the woods of Maine completely transformed: mind, body, and spirit. His long journey of physical exertion coupled with deep spiritual contemplation for months on end transformed him into the Soul Man. This hiker became a superhero of sorts, possessing the wisdom to heal a restless nation. This is the short story about our superhero, Soul Man (40% off retail on Amazon with the new publisher).

Aging Grace

Healthy one-hundred-year-olds tell us our Creator nourishes, nudges, and motivates us in the direction of sustainable health of body and spirit from cradle to the grave. We simply need to “be still”, listen, and be guided by their collected wisdom. We can discern God’s gentle voice from all the noise the world makes when we settle the dust we tend to kick-up while we are busy fighting the declining frailties of our aging bodies. From the wisdom of the healthy one-hundred-year-olds, we, too, can experience wellness and peace for a century (40% off of retail through Amazon with the new publisher).

Well Planet

Before becoming a monk, Brother Mark O’Reilly was an extraordinary small town physician. With his guru-like clarity, this one-hundred-year-old sage introduced Fitness as a Spiritual Discipline to his student, Hope. His timeless wisdom is for everyone who has fought the demons of weight-loss and won, then lost. Then gained, then lost. For the sake of our personal health, or neighbor, and the planet, we have never had a timelier message to embrace…once again (40% off of retail through Amazon with new publisher).

Faith and fitness

(10th Anniversary Edition) Our efforts made towards personal fitness can become a true spiritual discipline, an expression of gratitude and thanksgiving for life. When we learn to care for ourselves to better care for others, we simplify and intensify our quest towards wellness while enhancing our ability to serve others. This is the spiritual journey of Faith & Fitness (40% off retail on Amazon with the new publisher).