Rock climbing is a spiritual experience. Spending time in nature is spending time in God's cathedrals. The ones he has made with his own hands. This book started as an outline for a five day rock climbing course and spiritual workshop. Each morning would start out with a rock climbing lesson. The group would then spend the day climbing and practicing the skills from that day's lesson. In the afternoon, there would be a time of life application and discussion. Then the book took on a life of its own. What started as a few spiritual lessons learned through interacting with God's creation became a parable for our life's journey through five stages of spiritual maturity. Along the way, it presents a roadmap to a deeper and more genuine Christian faith. This new version includes a 7-part bible study discussion guide - Seven Spiritual Principles of Rock Climbing.