Camino author Ron Ottenad is a pilgrim, writer, adjunct professor, and spiritual director from Long Beach, CA. He walked the Camino Francis in 2014, after being brought to a crossroads in life by an experience of significant loss.
The Camino became a physical representation of an inward journey which forced him to choose between struggling to maintain security and control, and being willing to accept the invitation to walk in humility, forgiveness and trust.
He tells the story in his book, The Good Way: Walking an Old Road to a New Life.
He has also authored a journal, The Ascent to Santiago: A Contemplative Journal for Those Walking the Way of St. James, which helps pilgrims write their own story. Both books can be found on Amazon.
Since returning from the Way, Ron has been privileged to encourage others as they prepare to walk the Camino.
You can access some of what he shares with them on his website: