Friday, September 27, 2013

Book Review: Two Are Better by Tim and Debbie Bishop

A wonderful and inspiring travel memoir filled with faith, adventure, and love is awaiting you in Two Are Better by Tim and Debbie Bishop.

Single and sometimes wondering if God would answer their prayers to find the person they could spend their lives with, Tim and Debbie met and married at the age of 52. Avid cyclists, they discovered each had a desire to ride across the country. After a romantic proposal and short engagement, their wedding would be followed by fulfilling their cycling dreams. Embarking on a coast-to-coast cycling tour armed with maps, gear, a sense of adventure, and their unwavering faith, the Bishops explore the country and navigate their new relationship over a summer they will never forget.

Two Are Better is a book that holds wide appeal. Cyclists and travelers will enjoy Tim's attention to detail as he shares their coast-to-coast journey: the technical stuff, like how he chartered their course, daily mileage, repairs along the road, and the difficulty of embarking upon such a journey without proper training, and also the beautiful descriptions of the areas he paints for the reader along the way that are accompanied by numerous color photographs. Singles and couples will be inspired by how these two people were brought together by God and the many tiny miracles along their journey as they learned a great deal about themselves and each other. Intermingled with Tim's narrative is Debbie's point of view on certain aspects of their lives before and during the trip, in addition to her thoughts on that final night before arriving in Maine.

While not someone who is interested in cycling, that didn't keep me from thoroughly enjoying Two Are Better. Tim speaks with an air of authority tempered by a deep love for life and Debbie has an adventurous heart. The numerous photographs and this couple's ability to share so much of themselves make this book a truly special reading experience. You simply can't help but get caught up in their story. I feel as if I've journeyed the country right alongside them and been treated to many sites I might not visit on my own. What a blessing.

Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Open Road Press (May 15, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0985624825
ISBN-13: 978-0985624828

Available in paperback and digital editions. You can purchase directly from Open Road Press or at Amazon.

This is the 11th book I've read for the following challenge:

The author's publicist paid me a fee to promote this book with a virtual book tour through Pump Up Your Book. This fee did not include a review. This review contains my honest opinion, which I have not been compensated for in any way.


Tim and Debbie Bishop said...

Cheryl, thank you for taking the time to read our book and provide this thoughtful review. Thanks also for putting together our tour. It's been fun! Tim and Debbie Bishop

Cheryl said...

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you're having a great time on your tour.