In 2000, Ward Brehm took a five-day trek across some of the most remote terrain of Africa, walking where no white man had walked before. During this life-changing journey, Brehm witnessed poverty and suffering unlike anything seen in the Western world. He also witnessed the deep richness of relationships and community in neighborhoods lacking even the very barest of resources. Brehm has journeyed to Africa fourteen times and authored two books on his experiences - Life Through a Different Lens (1993), and White Man Walking (2003).
The pages of White Man Walking open the doors to a life-changing experience rich with unexpected fellowship, insight, and self-discovery. Brehm's adventure walking across the terrains of East Africa, and his encounter with the local people, became a faith journey that was to change his life forever. Even as he hiked in 100-degree heat, drank out of dung-infested mud holes, and was mistaken as a ghost due to the light color of his skin, Brehm forged relationships with the Pokot people, and in the process, became one of them.
About the author:
Edward W. "Ward" Brehm III is chairman and founder of The Brehm Group, a multi-million-dollar independent insurance consulting firm based in Minneapolis. Brehm is a Registered Investment Representative with the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and History from the University of Minnesota.
Active in politics since 1998, Brehm has forged connections with government leaders in America and Africa. In 1999, he coordinated a fact-finding mission on developmental issues facing east Africa, with a delegation consisting of then U.S. Senator Rod Grams, Congressional staff, and World Vision personnel. Brehm has also travelled with former U.S. Senator David Durenberger to Burundi and Rwanda to facilitate reconciliation efforts. His close and trusting relationships with political leaders in Africa and America have allowed Brehm to serve as a bridge between the two contingencies.
Brehm serves on the National Prayer Breakfast Committee, provides counsel to Urban Venture, and actively partners with the Pilgrim Center for African Reconciliation.
Title: White Man Walking
Subtitle: An American Businessman's Spiritual Adventure in Africa
Author: Ward Brehm
Pages: 160 perfect bound
Size: 6 x 9
Publication date: June 5, 2003