Man with a Backpack
is a heartfelt memoir about one man's aggressive form of stomach cancer.

The book follows Rob Lukens as he chronicles his diagnosis and its effect on his life and family.
With a passion for history, Rob intertwines his own struggles with those of historical figures
and events, bringing a new perspective on his illness. As his health steadily declines,
Rob finds a visionary, spiritual guide to help him through - a man with a backpack.

Capped by an emotional tribute from his wife, Man with a Backpack follows one man as his life ends too soon, forcing him to leave behind his wife, two young children, and community.