Denton woman to hold two book signings

Charlie Denison

Michelle Goettemoeller of Denton has a book signing Thursday, Jan. 25 at Judith Mountain Lodge and another Thursday, Feb. 8 at the Lewistown Public Library for “The Light Was Always Here,” a book about her experience walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain.

Photo courtesy of Michelle Goettemoeller

Michelle Goettemoeller of Denton recently returned from an experience of a lifetime, and she wants to share that experience with you.

In the fall of 2016, Goettemoeller went to Spain, where she walked the 550-mile Camino de Santiago pilgrimage.

“It was quite a journey,” she said.

But the journey truly began when she returned home.

“I emerged emboldened and capable,” Goettmoeller writes on her website, “I became no longer satisfied with just dreaming up a life to have, but never to live. Fearlessness was required to reach inside me.”

This revelation is explored in her new book, “The Light Was Always Here,” which released Nov. 27, 2017.

“The Camino strengthened me from the inside out,” Goettemoeller told the News-Argus.

Wanting to share her story with the people of Central Montana, Goettemoeller invites the public to her upcoming book-signing events.

On Thursday, Jan. 25 at 5 p.m., Goettmoeller will give a presentation and sign books at the Judith Mountain Lodge.

“It coincides with steak night,” she said.

Goettmoeller has another book-signing event at the Lewistown Public Library Thursday, Feb. 8 at 1 p.m.

There is much Goettemoeller learned from her 550-mile pilgrimage. Perhaps the greatest lesson, she said, is that “the real Camino de Santiago begins when you return home.”

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Excerpts from “The Light Was Always Here”


“We are all sons and daughters of one God. What are we waiting for? We are the second coming. It is time that we take our place. In this lifetime, on this planet, at this moment: remember that.”


“The only way to break the chain of torment was to forgive. Forgive yourself first for taking in any and all of the suffering not due to you or under your control. Let a power greater than you take care of the one who wounded you.”





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