The author told his story in such a way that you felt you were riding along with him----even if you are nothing more than a casual cyclist. The times that he weaves the Gospel message into his story are creative and shared from the heart. I bought a copy of the book for my son, who is a serious bike enthusiast!
In his first book, Hiking Through, Paul Stutzman relates his adventures hiking the Appalachian Trail after the death of his wife. After this accomplishment, he decided to ride his bicycle across America.
His trip started at Neah Bay, Washington. His destination was Key West, Florida5,000 miles away. For most of the trip, he rode alone. Occasionally, he would meet other cyclists and enjoyed riding with them. Riding alone in the dark of night gave him a feeling of sadness and loneliness. When daylight broke, he saw the beautiful scenery and realized most of his worries never materialized.
Along the way, he received assistance from strangers. Sometimes he was the one who helped someone else in need. He trusted God to keep him safe as he traveled through 13 states. He said that anyone who thinks following God is boring and restrictive is missing out. Life is a great adventure.
I'm not a bicyclist, so I wasn't sure if this book would be interesting to me, but I really enjoyed reading of his adventures, his thoughts, and his interactions with all the people he met.
This book was on special for $1.00 so I throw it in with the rest of my order. It was worth WAY more than that! Really enjoyed it. Anyone who enjoys geography, travelling, America, and true stories will find it worth their time reading Biking Across America.
I purchased this book for my son, who does a lot of bike riding for charities. My son and family are going to take a trip soon and I thought this would be a great gift for him to take along on his trip to read. Book came in excellent condition and is a great personal story.