Thursday, May 23, 2013

Biking Across America by Paul Stutzman

Discover the heart of America on this life-changing, cross-country bike adventure
After Paul Stutzman finished hiking the entire Appalachian Trail, he found himself longing for another challenge. Trading his hiking boots for a bicycle, Paul set off to discover more of America.

Starting at Neah Bay, Washington, and ending at Key West, Florida, Paul traversed the five-thousand-mile distance between the two farthest points in the contiguous United States. Along the way he encountered nearly every kind of terrain and weather the country had to offer-as well as hundreds of fascinating people who represent the challenges and triumphs of the entire country. Through cold and heat, loneliness and exhaustion, abundance and kindness, Paul pedaled on. His reward-and yours-is a glimpse of an amazing country that inspires us all.

If you long for adventure, love to meet new people, and love this place called America, get ready for the ride of your life.

My review:
   I've always enjoyed stories of people traveling across America, and since I already read and reviewed Paul's other book, Hiking Through, I knew he was an interesting author.

  This book was even better and more interesting than Hiking Through. Paul runs across more interesting people and landmarks, and his narrative made me want to jump on my bicycle and head out on a trip myself, but reason prevailed. He relates some great stories of how God worked in people's lives, and also of how people are doing things for God all across this country. He gets in a little "preaching" to the reader now and then, but it was all good.

   I found the book to be a challenge to myself, to let God use me and to get out there and really live. The book makes you want to do more and be more than you are.

   I really enjoyed reading the book and getting a glimpse into parts of our great country that I have never been in.

About the author:

Paul Stutzman is the author of Hiking Through. A former restaurant manager who left his career
after his wife's death from breast cancer, Paul hiked the Appalachian Trail in search of peace, healing, and freedom. He continues to seek out adventure in new ways every day. When he is not hiking or on a cross-country bike ride he makes his home in Berlin, Ohio. Find out more at

Available May 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Thanks to Revell for the review copy.