WE STOOD UPON STARS

“Roger’s writing reminds me of Steinbeck’s –
it brings light to life in the most beautiful and profound ways.”
-Britt Merrick
Surfboard Shaper, Hunter and Pastor
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Get inspired for your next adventure.

"Combining humor, a sense of adventure, and a need to discover who he is, Thompson takes readers on an earnest journey exploring America’s beauty."
-Publisher's Weekly

You are made for freedom and adventure.

Yet too much of your life is spent unfulfilled at work, restless at home, and bored at church. All the while you know that there is something more. You’ll find some of life’s best moments waiting for you over a campfire, on a river – even in that coffee shop or brewery you didn’t know you’d discover along the way. WE STOOD UPON STARS is a travel guide to help you with the search.

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We Stood Upon Stars

“A poignant travelogue of generations past and present, searching for God in lost places. After reading the first page of We Stood Upon Stars, it’s obvious Roger’s love for adventure and desire to invite everyone else along! I was swept up in ‘love like an ocean,’ ‘grief like a desert,’ and ‘peace like a river’ that flowed through every chapter. From the waves of Ventura, CA to starlight in the desert, to the taco truck in Marfa, TX, I got lost in the stories of Roger and his family as they learned not only about the beauty of each destination, but the beauty of the journey it takes to get there.”

—Leslie Jordan, All Sons & Daughters

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—Leslie Jordan, All Sons & Daughters

“A poignant travelogue of generations past and present, searching for God in lost places. After reading the first page of We Stood Upon Stars, it’s obvious Roger’s love for adventure and desire to invite everyone else along! I was swept up in ‘love like an ocean,’ ‘grief like a desert,’ and ‘peace like a river’ that flowed through every chapter. From the waves of Ventura, CA to starlight in the desert, to the taco truck in Marfa, TX, I got lost in the stories of Roger and his family as they learned not only about the beauty of each destination, but the beauty of the journey it takes to get there.”
“There is no better story than one that truly becomes your own. As a guy who finds comfort in security, God is continually drawing me deeper into the unknown…and it’s good for the soul. In this book, Roger invites us on the road less traveled. We Stood Upon Stars is a road map to the journey that every man hopes to experience for himself. Get ready to dive right into the heart of a man.”

—Gary Humble, CEO of Grapevine Craft Brewery and blogger at HumbleTravelers.com

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—Gary Humble, CEO of Grapevine Craft Brewery and blogger at HumbleTravelers.com

“There is no better story than one that truly becomes your own. As a guy who finds comfort in security, God is continually drawing me deeper into the unknown…and it’s good for the soul. In this book, Roger invites us on the road less traveled. We Stood Upon Stars is a road map to the journey that every man hopes to experience for himself. Get ready to dive right into the heart of a man.”
“What strikes me most isn’t the adventures found within this book, but Roger’s transparent ability to share the condition of our human heart. Roger’s honest reflections undoubtedly beg us to reflect on our own map and trajectory through life. From finding truth behind VW Vanagon maintenance, to the art of teaching his sons the beauty of fly-fishing, to subtleties of the Creator’s whisper on the open road—Roger speaks to the father, husband, and friend who are crafting our own unique maps on this journey.”

—RJ Hosking, fellow Vanagon owner, father of three littles, friend, @famwithvan

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—RJ Hosking, fellow Vanagon owner, father of three littles, friend, @famwithvan

“What strikes me most isn’t the adventures found within this book, but Roger’s transparent ability to share the condition of our human heart. Roger’s honest reflections undoubtedly beg us to reflect on our own map and trajectory through life. From finding truth behind VW Vanagon maintenance, to the art of teaching his sons the beauty of fly-fishing, to subtleties of the Creator’s whisper on the open road—Roger speaks to the father, husband, and friend who are crafting our own unique maps on this journey.”
We Stood Upon Stars makes you feel like you are sitting next to a campfire with a best friend, exchanging thoughts and memories of where you’ve traveled and where you hope to go.”

—Kristi Spoon, owner/rancher, Spoon’s Rock Creek Ranch

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—Kristi Spoon, owner/rancher, Spoon’s Rock Creek Ranch

“We Stood Upon Stars makes you feel like you are sitting next to a campfire with a best friend, exchanging thoughts and memories of where you’ve traveled and where you hope to go.”
“We all search for something in our lives, though many of us are unable to express that. We Stood Upon Stars does so—prolifically with love, humor, and solace—‘rediscovering a wild that never had been lost.’ Beautifully written, must read.”

—KynsLee Scott, steelhead and trout fly-fishing guide

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—KynsLee Scott, steelhead and trout fly-fishing guide

“We all search for something in our lives, though many of us are unable to express that. We Stood Upon Stars does so—prolifically with love, humor, and solace—‘rediscovering a wild that never had been lost.’ Beautifully written, must read.”
We Stood Upon Stars is a journey through pristine country and a passion for the people we hold close. Roger puts us in the front seat of life’s most epic road trip—inspiring us toward greater adventure, deeper family connections, faith, and fatherhood.”

—Dave Harvey, professional fly-fishing guide

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—Dave Harvey, professional fly-fishing guide

“We Stood Upon Stars is a journey through pristine country and a passion for the people we hold close. Roger puts us in the front seat of life’s most epic road trip—inspiring us toward greater adventure, deeper family connections, faith, and fatherhood.”
“I’ve always enjoyed seeing life through Roger’s eyes, and now readers get to experience what I have through our friendship for so many years. We Stood Upon Stars draws me into beautiful locations, and when I’m not expecting it, Roger drops one of those lines on me that makes me think of something important for the rest of the day. Something eternal. This book is so good for my soul that I can’t put it down!”

—Bryan Jennings, professional surfer and filmmaker; founder of Walking on Water

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—Bryan Jennings, professional surfer and filmmaker; founder of Walking on Water

“I’ve always enjoyed seeing life through Roger’s eyes, and now readers get to experience what I have through our friendship for so many years. We Stood Upon Stars draws me into beautiful locations, and when I’m not expecting it, Roger drops one of those lines on me that makes me think of something important for the rest of the day. Something eternal. This book is so good for my soul that I can’t put it down!”
“Roger Thompson takes us on his dirt roads, into his mountains, and deep into his spirit. Through his humor and humility, he will inspire you.”

—Braden Jones, entrepreneur, world traveler, husband and father, co-founder of Intervals, Petunia Pickle Bottom, Sons of Trade

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—Braden Jones, entrepreneur, world traveler, husband and father, co-founder of Intervals, Petunia Pickle Bottom, Sons of Trade

“Roger Thompson takes us on his dirt roads, into his mountains, and deep into his spirit. Through his humor and humility, he will inspire you.”
“In life and in fly-fishing, good guides put you in the right place at the right time. Roger is a true guide and connects us to something greater in this world.  I’ve been able to fish with Roger and his sons, and the same intentionality he has on the river with his boys is felt in every word of this book.”

—Justin Harding, professional fly-fishing guide, Utah Pro Fly Fishing

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—Justin Harding, professional fly-fishing guide, Utah Pro Fly Fishing

“In life and in fly-fishing, good guides put you in the right place at the right time. Roger is a true guide and connects us to something greater in this world.  I’ve been able to fish with Roger and his sons, and the same intentionality he has on the river with his boys is felt in every word of this book.”
“Roger’s writing reminds me of Steinbeck’s—it brings light to life in the most beautiful and profound ways. After reading this book I want to love my wife, kids, and life more.  For that, I am deeply grateful for Roger and this book.”

—Britt Merrick, pastor, hunter, surfboard shaper

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—Britt Merrick, pastor, hunter, surfboard shaper

“Roger’s writing reminds me of Steinbeck’s—it brings light to life in the most beautiful and profound ways. After reading this book I want to love my wife, kids, and life more.  For that, I am deeply grateful for Roger and this book.”
“The allure of racing Baja was much more than the need for speed; to me it was experiencing the presence of God only to be found when we leave our own creation and step fully into His. In We Stood Upon Stars, Roger captures the spiritual awakening that we get from God’s creation.”

—Johnny Campbell, 11-time Baja 1000 Champion

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—Johnny Campbell, 11-time Baja 1000 Champion

“The allure of racing Baja was much more than the need for speed; to me it was experiencing the presence of God only to be found when we leave our own creation and step fully into His. In We Stood Upon Stars, Roger captures the spiritual awakening that we get from God’s creation.”
“It’s hard to know if Roger is an author or an artist. He paints these pages with words so vivid and picturesque that you can almost smell the Rocky Mountain air, feel the salty water of the ocean, or experience the tug of a wild trout on the end of a fly line. Roger is writing the powerful story every man, every father, and every adventurer dreams about living, but for Roger it’s not a dream. It’s his life. And like a wise teacher, he’s showing us how it can be our life too.”

—Brian Carpenter, founder of Refuge Foundation, Montana

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—Brian Carpenter, founder of Refuge Foundation, Montana

“It’s hard to know if Roger is an author or an artist. He paints these pages with words so vivid and picturesque that you can almost smell the Rocky Mountain air, feel the salty water of the ocean, or experience the tug of a wild trout on the end of a fly line. Roger is writing the powerful story every man, every father, and every adventurer dreams about living, but for Roger it’s not a dream. It’s his life. And like a wise teacher, he’s showing us how it can be our life too.”
We Stood Upon the Stars is an invitation to adventure…permission to explore—both the physical destinations found through travel and the inner places of the heart. Roger warms you up with intriguing (not to mention hilarious) stories, then delivers thought-provoking wisdom at just the right moment. As a mother to four adventure-seeking boys (and married to another one), I know men everywhere will connect with this book as it affirms their dreams, questions, and passions, and ultimately points them to the place where real purpose and meaning can be found.”

—Monica Swanson, author and writer at monicaswanson.com

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—Monica Swanson, author and writer at monicaswanson.com

“We Stood Upon the Stars is an invitation to adventure…permission to explore—both the physical destinations found through travel and the inner places of the heart. Roger warms you up with intriguing (not to mention hilarious) stories, then delivers thought-provoking wisdom at just the right moment. As a mother to four adventure-seeking boys (and married to another one), I know men everywhere will connect with this book as it affirms their dreams, questions, and passions, and ultimately points them to the place where real purpose and meaning can be found.”

Every chapter includes a hand-illustrated adventure map.

The maps feature Roger’s favorite places - breweries, coffee shops, taco stands (and more!). There are over 300 adventure tips to help you get started on your next adventure.

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