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Tim and Debbie Bishop have coauthored several books about their midlife launch into marriage, cross-country bicycle touring, and other matters of faith and inspiration. The Middle Tennessee couple have served as volunteer Hope Coaches for TheHopeLine, a nonprofit organization that seeks to reach, rescue, and restore hurting teens and young adults. â At age 52, Tim Bishop left a successful career as a corporate treasurer, married his dream girl, and embarked with her to parts unknown--on bicycles! Tim is a three-time Maine chess champion, a CPA, a consultant for small businesses, and author of Hedging Commodity Price Risk. A native of Houlton, Maine, Tim is out to prove that the writing contest he won as a freshman at the University of Maine was not a fluke. Debbie Bishop is an overcomer with boundless energy and an adventuresome spirit. Transparent, relatable, and fun best describe her writing. She holds a Masters degree in literacy from Lesley University and has taught for over thirty years. Out of gratitude for what God has done in her life, Debbie studies the Bible enthusiastically. Her recovery from past problems and her relentless pursuit to improve fuel a desire to help others. Debbie also has New England roots.
Bronze Medal Winner of the 2018 Illumination Book Awards contest in the Devotional category (2018-01-18) Those looking for a road map for life can get directions from the Bishops... . The coauthors, who are volunteer coaches for TheHopeLine, share stories and insights cleverly separated into six thematic sections... . The book incorporates faith without unnecessary preaching. --Publishers Weekly Packed with zest, adventure, and love, Wheels of Wisdom offers an unusual combination of joyous living and an appeal to grab each moment and make it count. A great read for those who enjoy a virtual trip with some intriguing insights. --Lisa Lickel, Author of The Last Detail I found myself pulled into the stories and jealous of the rich life lessons Tim and Debbie were experiencing. Seeing the beauty in nature, taking time to know our unique calling, asking for help, and being in a position to expect a miracle are things we often miss in our routine, safe lives. Wheels of Wisdom is a wonderful story of adventure, filled with romance, humor, insights, and a reminder that we are all privileged travelers in this world of wonder. --Dan Miller, New York Times best-selling author of 48 Days to the Work You Love Wheels of Wisdom offers the unique combination of being extremely readable and thought-provoking at the same time. Sharing in Tim and Debbie's adventures leads one to consider how matters of everyday faith, preparation, decision-making, and perspective affect us not only in the moment, but throughout our lives. --Dr. John Giannini, head men's basketball coach at La Salle University If you want to enjoy an engaging read while also being challenged to think about things bigger than yourself and beyond the next moment, then you've opened the right book. --Dave Anderson, Director of Rescue for TheHopeLine I love the practical nature of this book. It has a great design, easy readability-it's excellent! Wheels of Wisdom makes a wonderful devotional to do on your own or with a friend or small group. --Constance Rhodes, founder and CEO of FINDINGbalance, Inc. Tim and Debbie Bishop know better than just about anyone the power of bicycle travel-for the body and soul. As with their other cycling chronicles, Wheels of Wisdom offers plenty of sage advice for people at all stages of life and people who might turn to a trusty bicycle to help them make the next big transition. Whether you're a beginner or veteran cyclist, this book has something for you. Jim Sayer, Executive Director of Adventure Cycling Association It was a privilege to ride along the roads of life with the Bishops in Wheels of Wisdom! Their view of the world on two wheels gave a unique perspective of how God makes His presence known. Stacey Louiso-Henry, author, editor, and worship artist at writingdownlife.com Inspiring, entertaining, and authentic, Wheels of Wisdom contains great lessons for anyone who is searching for answers to life's questions. Kolinda King Duer, holistic health counselor, author, and singer/songwriter from College Grove, Tennessee Thanks to Wheels of Wisdom, I vicariously enjoyed a bicycle tour without the blisters and the sore back. Tim and Debbie Bishop took me to states I never visited and showed me sights I'd never seen. I learned about God and myself. What a great adventure! --Peter DeHaan, author and blogger at PeterDeHaan.com Generous, kind, and caring: that's how the Bishops live their lives. This book is infused with those wonderful traits. Not only are Tim and Debbie determined to grow through every experience and adventure in their lives, but they humbly share those lessons with us as if we were sitting across the kitchen table from them. --Tim Altman, CEO of Dawson McAllister Association and TheHopeLine Charming townspeople, beautiful scenery, and exciting adventures set the stage for powerful life lessons in Wheels of Wisdom. --Christie Hagerman, youth advocate, blogger, and former triathlete from Easley, South Carolina If you have questions and concerns about your life, your relationships, and God, then read Wheels of Wisdom. It may change your outlook, answer some of your questions, and give you hope for a more meaningful life. >--Tom Nenadal, owner of Back from the Past Bicycles in Marshall, Missouri Wheels of Wisdom captures some memorable experiences from the Bishops' bicycling trips across America and intertwines those experiences with thought-provoking, impactful insights on living life with purpose and meaning. The authors present their life lessons with sincerity and conviction yet without being "preachy." I highly recommend this enjoyable book for readers of all ages who want to improve their lives or reignite their passion for life. --Timothy Streeter, IT lead analyst from Fulton, New York Descriptive, passionate, and thought-provoking, Wheels of Wisdom will encourage and challenge readers with life-building lessons. I highly recommend this book for anyone who enjoys adventure, cycling, achieving goals, and finding hope for their lives. --Lance Barry, call center manager and avid cyclist from Sioux Falls, South Dakota In Wheels of Wisdom, Tim and Debbie Bishop share more than a love of cross-country cycling. They share a keen eye on life, philosophical reflections of trying experiences, and the valuable spiritual lessons they learned along the way. Travel along. When the ride stops, you'll be different. --Heather Randall, CEO of Christian Woman Affiliate Tim and Debbie Bishop's "up close and personal" stories will delight you and make you gasp, smile, and grow misty-eyed as you explore America-and your own life-from the seat of a bicycle. This book will challenge, inspire, and encourage you. --Patti Smith, executive administrative assistant from Milford, Ohio A refreshing read packed full of practical life lessons, Wheels of Wisdom, with its down-to-earth style, paints a fascinating picture of the cycling adventures of Tim and Debbie Bishop. Wherever you are in faith, this book asks soul-searching questions. Whether it is a life, relationship, or spiritual question, the Bishops share their answers gently and authentically and point to the source of all wisdom-God Himself. --Karen Brits, housewife and mother from Northborough, Massachusetts Tim and Debbie Bishop share God's love and teachings through stories from their cross-country trips by bicycle. Wheels of Wisdom is a truly unique and exciting book that aims to make us all better people. --Tim Malikowski, accounting professional from Hampden, Maine We're all travelers on a life journey and need help every now and then. Learn from this couple while you're dreaming of new adventures, pondering about past travels, and living in the here and now. Inspiring, confronting, and uplifting! --Henk-Jan van der Klis, project manager from Balkbrug, The Netherlands Stories in Wheels of Wisdom will inspire, encourage, and challenge you. The Bishops share openly their ups and downs, and teach, by example, how to apply one's faith to everyday circumstances. Reading Wheels of Wisdom could be a life-changing experience for you whether you're a cyclist or not. --Ken Shirk, tax professional from Lebanon, Pennsylvania Here is a book that Christians will adore, a book about the "spirituality of the road," and aren't we all wayfarers? I loved the writing and the jovial, conversational, and popular tone of the narrative. --Ruffina Oserio, Readers' Favorite Small doses of common sense mixed with keen insightful wisdom. This would be a great way to characterize this book. The Bishops use the backdrop of three long bike tours across the United States, either from west to east or from south to north, to share truths they have discovered along the way. --www.tomlaw.org Impressively well written, organized and presented, Wheels of Wisdom is a consistently compelling, informative, and thoughtful read, highlighted with inspirations for pursuing one's goals to the finish. --Midwest Book Review