Two Are Better: Midlife Newlyweds Bicycle Coast to Coast  -     By: Tim Bishop, Debbie Bishop, Dan Miller
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Two Are Better: Midlife Newlyweds Bicycle Coast to Coast

STL Distribution / 2013 / Paperback

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Waiting upon the Lord takes on new meaning when you've been searching for companionship for over thirty years. But when you wait for God's timing, He doesn't disappoint. His redemptive grace translates into second chances, a fresh start, and the overwhelming joy of a long-standing prayer answered.

Such was the case for Tim and Debbie Bishop. At age 52, the couple finally found in each other that special someone they'd been searching for years to marry. They moved from marriage proposal and wedding, to Tim's "retirement" and relocation, to embarking on their cycling adventure in only ten weeks. There was no more need to hold back once God gave the green light. Two Are Better shares the joy and excitement of the Bishops' escape into togetherness.

From Tim's epiphany about his stale life to Debbie's dramatic spiritual conversion and deliverance from addictions, God leads them in some fascinating ways. When midlife crisis threatens to spoil the party, God transforms it into a midlife miracle, with an ensuing celebration to match. The bicycle tour doubles as a classroom filled with metaphors that reinforce the spiritual truths and lessons of a larger journey through life. Fear and faith wage war throughout, and other spiritual concepts rise to a practical level.

Early reviewer Scott Emack knows this isn't just another travelogue: "Framed within a coast-to-coast biking odyssey with its daunting challenges lies a deeper and engaging view of discovering ourselves, our relationship with a loved one, spiritual connections, and answers to the nagging quest for juggling our priorities. Two Are Better will no doubt inspire you, but the fun in these pages is riding along with the Bishops."

The Bishops were awestruck by the beauty and bounty of America. They brought back some pictures to share with you. Over 100 color photos supplement vivid descriptions of their magnificent surroundings. Their dual (and sometimes duel) narrative challenges readers to pursue their own dreams and to find their own release from the humdrum that life at any age can bring. Their inspirational story is a strong reminder that God wants to grant us the desires of our heart in His perfect timing. And when He does, you will never be the same.

Embrace life like never before. Read Two Are Better, and begin your own quest to more adventuresome living.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: STL Distribution
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0985624825
ISBN-13: 9780985624828

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  1. Age: 35-44
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    March 13, 2014
    beckie
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Two are Better is a novel by Tim and Debbie Bishop who are a middle aged couple who have never married before but have always wanted to be married. The two met and over the course of several years fell in love after becoming very good friends. They met over the Internet in 2003 and after getting to know each other decided to meet in person which graduated into good friends and eventually into an engagement in 2010 and quickly married in the same year. The couple planned to marry and then for their honeymoon bicycle across the United States from Pacific to Atlantic during Debbie's summer vacation from her job at school. Tim had just retired from his job and so had plenty of free time. Debbie was busy with end of the school year activities so Tim planned not only the wedding but also the cross country trip. Neither however had time from their April engagement until their June wedding did not leave time to train (though both were physically very active) for their cross country trip or even to get to know their bikes and new equipment. Tim and Jim Massey, Debbie's cousin who lived in Oregon, were putting the bikes and equipment together the night before the couple left. They had few rules but among them were that they would attend church services on Sunday if possible. They though that they were packing light but during the trip lightened again and forwarded the excess to their home. They knew that their trip was in excess of 3000 miles and that they had 2 months to complete it and still get Debbie back in time to start the next school session.

    As I started reading this book I didn't think that I was going to like Tim. Debbie had stated that she wanted to carry her share of the load during the trip but when it became evident that she would not physically be able to do this especially with the physical ailment that occurred he still did not help her even after watching her fall with the bike from exhaustion. When her physical ailment finally became debilitating did he rescue her and transfer some of her load to his bike and they shipped some back home. Could be that it just took him that long to figure things out. I enjoyed the ride and it helped me to decide that I am pretty sure that I am cured from ever thinking that I should undertake that long of a trip on a bike. I had no idea of the toll it took on the body. I also think that their marriage benefited from having to depend on each other for most of their needs. It is also something that must have taken a bigger chunk of money than I would have thought and that they maybe would have been better off it more would have been spent on some of their equipment or the repair of it. This couple spent as many of their nights as possible in motels and ate in restaurants along the way so they had some hot meals not cooked over campfires which was most likely more nutritious.

    I did end up liking both characters in the book and loved the book and its adventure. It would be suitable reading for any age group that is capable of the reading level.
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