Wheels of Wisdom: Life Lessons for the Restless Spirit
by Tim and Debbie Bishop
NOTE: This title was selected for review by Publishers Weekly
Publication date: June 20, 2016 by Open Road Press
Distributor: In transition (formerly STL) Price: $14.99 US
Synopsis: 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, they share fifty-two life lessons learned on the open road. Wheels is a “seeker’s devotional” from a Christian worldview.
Authors: Tim and Debbie Bishop have coauthored four books about their midlife launch into marriage, cross-country bicycle touring, and other matters of faith and inspiration. The Bishops serve as volunteer Hope Coaches for TheHopeLine, which seeks to reach, rescue, and restore hurting teens and young adults. In addition to consulting for small businesses, Tim has written Hedging Commodity Price Risk. He is a CPA and a former corporate treasurer. Debbie has taught for over twenty-eight years and volunteers as a facilitator for an online support group for women with eating disorders.
Foreword: Dave Anderson, Director of Rescue for TheHopeLine
Endorsements: Dan Miller, New York Times bestselling author of 48 Days to the Work You Love, Jim Sayer, Executive Director of Adventure Cycling Association, Dr. John Giannini, head men’s basketball coach at La Salle University, Constance Rhodes, founder and CEO of FINDINGbalance, Inc., Tim Altman, CEO of the Dawson McAllister Association, Heather Randall, CEO of Christian Women Affiliate
Design: Front cover by Micah Kandros; Interior by GKS Creative
Editors: Erin Casey, Kevin Miller, and John David Kudrick
Book description: https://openroadpress.com/books/#wheelsofwisdom
ISBN: 978-0-9856248-6-6 LCCN: 2015917683 Edition: First Edition, paperback
Pages: 264 6”x 9” Features: Personal reflection questions, B & W photos, and one map
Target audience and approach: “We’re targeting people who want more out of life,” stated Tim Bishop. “Those who enjoy creative approaches to exploring meaning and purpose will like Wheels of Wisdom. We want this book to make a difference in people’s lives, but we don’t think people want a steady diet of teaching or preaching. We think sharing authentically from personal experience is a better approach. Learning and growing can be adventuresome and fun while also challenging and rewarding.”
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Note: Wheels of Wisdom is also available for review in e-book format (ISBN 978-0-9856248-4-2).