"Arik's book is the eighteenth account I have read about pilgrims on the camino. His is on the top of my list. I have read a few that recount history, myths, and more history. That is interesting one time. I am more interested in the personal journey taken by people who choose to walk 500 miles. Here is where Arik's book shines. It is personal, introspective, and inspiring. His words are reminders to me to be alert, to be in touch with myself, and to see every day as part of the journey."
Stranger in a New World
"Arik's story amazed me. With such simple words he managed to describe the depth of the Camino experience. His story represents not only a young man finding his way across a country but also forging his way through life in all its humour and heartbreak. He writes "Find your truth, even if it is a lie": a simple but far-reaching statement that continues to resonate with me - something that all great stories should do."
"In Stranger in a New World, Zeevy shares a gripping story with a rare authenticity. I felt the importance of the pilgrimage –– understanding that it represents something that one can experience but not fully articulate –– the strengths of the connections Adam has with those he meets, and the hard-hitting questions that he wrestles with along the way. I'd recommend this for those who dream of an adventure, or who may have lost sight of that dream, and for anyone who needs inspiration to bring what is within them out into the world."
"It's hard being 22. It is also really difficult to put a journey of self discovery into words, and ultimately articulate it well enough to fluently transform those thoughts into a book, yet this is something Zeevy does with grace and ease. Having not known anything about the Camino de Santiago prior to reading this account, I came away feeling as though I was right there on the pilgrimage."
Stranger in a New World
"I read Ariks book from cover to cover a book full of wisdom and pain, a deep journey towards the light in the end of the tunnel. It is amazing how a young man get such deep revelation of the meaning of life. Arik is on his way to become a great spiritual guide. I loved every minute reading his beautiful poetry and was sorry when I was done."
"Arrive was moving and so powerful. It captured how lonely we can feel sometimes, but because we share this feeling, we really aren't alone at all. It is such an encouraging reminder that we are all created unique, beautiful, and resilient."
'Things will get hard and parts of you will break. | this does not mean you are broken, | this means that you become original.'