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Wheels of Wisdom

Life Lessons for the Restless Spirit

By Tim Bishop, Debbie Bishop

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Format: Paperback, 264 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 01 January 2016
Looking for more out of life?

After three tours totaling over 10,000 miles, Tim and Debbie Bishop have discovered wisdom and truth from the seat of a bicycle. In Wheels of Wisdom, the authors share the life lessons they learned on the open road.

When you're looking for enlightenment, you can find it almost anywhere, be it from watching two herons saunter across a Florida road, pedaling to a dead-end in a Kentucky tobacco field, or observing eagles flying overhead in Montana. In each lesson of this book, you'll find practical insights, inspiration, and encouragement--along with personal reflection questions that will help you:

- Adopt the right mind-set- Conquer fear, worry, and inaction- Overcome obstacles- Relish life's journey

Certain principles are universal whether you are bicycling across America or chasing your own lifelong dream.

You may be continuing your education, connecting with new people, looking to change jobs, or simply wondering about your future. Wherever you are in life, Wheels of Wisdom will give you a fresh perspective and new motivation for your own adventure. Not only will you encounter meaningful truth as you travel vicariously to new places and meet new people, you'll also experience some genuine "God moments" and have some fun on the way.

So, pack up your dreams and passions and come along for the ride. It's time to learn on the open road!

About the Author

Tim Bishop has co-authored four books with his wife, Debbie, about their midlife launch into marriage, cross-country bicycle touring, and other matters of faith and inspiration. He serves as a volunteer Hope Coach for TheHopeLine, a nonprofit organization that seeks to reach, rescue, and restore hurting teens and young adults. In addition to consulting for small businesses, he has written Hedging Commodity Price Risk: A Small Business Perspective, an e-book that explains hedging concepts in easy-to-understand language with practical examples. Tim has over thirty years of business experience. The Bishops blog at openroadpress.com. In addition to coauthoring four books with her husband, Debbie Bishop has taught for over twenty-eight years. She has a passion for reading and seeing that young people do it well. She also has a strong interest in recovery issues and encouraging others with her own triumphs over such struggles earlier in her life. She is a featured author in Love is Out There by Melissa Williams-Pope, in which she relates her own story of finding love later than most. Debbie volunteers as a Hope Coach for TheHopeLine and as a facilitator for findingbalance.com, an online support group dedicated to helping women who are struggling with eating disorders.

Reviews

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 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 DetailI 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

EAN: 9780985624866
ISBN: 0985624868
Publisher: Open Road Press
Dimensions: 22.61 x 14.99 x 1.52 centimetres (0.36 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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