Sprinting Backwards to God tells of a hilarious and poignant journey with Grandfather Duncan Shoko Sings-Alone. From an early age, he yearned to serve God as a minister, but the Spirits had a different plan for him. They did everything they could to disrupt his dash toward the Christian ministry. After relinquishing his dream of the ministry, a Native American medicine man called Grandfather back to his roots. After seven years of intensive training, Grandfather created and led a large, intertribal sweat lodge community. Sprinting Backwards to God is his story and testament that there are many ways to God-and sprinting backwards might be one. Sprinting Backwards to God is the first book about Grandfather's unusual journey. The second, Stalking Nirvana: The Native American (Red Path) Zen Way, continues the story. The Spirits insisted he teach the dominant culture how to relate to Grandmother Earth in a positive way. They opened the door to the Zen Buddhist world, which enthusiastically embraced his teachings. Ultimately, he continued to sprint backwards and became an ordained priest and Roshi within the Zen Garland Order.