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Tim Bishop: Cycling, The Gospel, Inspiration, a Giveaway & More

I thoroughly enjoyed my conversation with Tim Bishop, and I know you will too! Hear about his novel, The Persistent Road, and how his cross-country biking adventures with his wife inspired the book.

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Join the conversation. Have you ever participated in a bike trip? Or wanted to? Does the premise of The Persistent Road sound intriguing to you? What questions or comments do you have for Tim?

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The Persistent Road by Tim Bishop

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There’s always an escape.

Sometimes you need to search long and hard for the right one.

After losing all he once cherished, Doug Zimmer follows his wife’s parting bread crumbs and rides up the Pacific coast—on a bicycle. Armed with a revolver and only a vague plan to get through the months ahead, he aims to end his depression one way or the other.

As spiritual forces wrangle for his soul, he pedals eastward across America. He meets Lauren Baumgartner—a younger adventurer with a vibrant spirit—and a band of zealots who confront his aversion to religion. Accompanying Doug are not only sunny days and the beauty of nature but also the perils of the road, fellow travelers with their own stories, and the hollow silence of solitary campsites playing host to unseen creatures of the night.

A jarring episode on a climb through a treacherous pass brings Doug face-to-face with life and death. Will Doug’s adventure deliver him from loneliness and lament . . . or hurtle him to an abrupt end?

After a thirty-year career in business, TIM BISHOP left his corporate treasurer position, married his dream girl, and embarked with her to parts unknown—on bicycles. Ten thousand miles later, the first-time newlyweds have written four books about their cycling adventures. Their devotional, Wheels of Wisdom, won four first-place book awards. Publishers Weekly dubbed it “a road map for life.”

Tim volunteers as a coach for a ministry that reaches people who are dealing with challenging life issues. He has written numerous articles for various Christian content providers and has been a part of three church plants. These faith experiences have given him an evangelist’s heart to reach people in creative ways.

A graduate of the University of Maine, a CPA, and a three-time Maine chess champion, Tim and his wife, Debbie, live in Middle Tennessee.

Connect with Tim: Website / Twitter / Facebook / Instagram / LinkedIn / Newsletter / Amazon

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As a Jesus girl for more than thirty years, Deena Adams understands how important hope is to daily life, which fuels her passion to inspire others through hope-filled fiction based on true to life stories. She is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency and is a multi-award-winning writer, an active ACFW member, and ACFW Virginia president. Connect with Deena through her website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


  • Traci Winget

    I was enthralled this morning and forgot to leave a comment!! It was so fascinating to hear about your bike riding adventures!!! I adore my bike, but have never entertained the idea of riding that far!! Good job, and I sincerely look forward to reading your book!!

  • Lynn Moore

    Tim……your sharing some of your experiences while bike touring with your wife
    makes me want to try it. But for now, I’ll just start with reading your book! 🤣
    Blessings to you as you follow the road God has for you! 📚🚴📚

  • Name Teresa Warner

    I enjoy reading new authors and this sounds like a good one! Wpuld love to get a print copy!

  • Teresa A Moyer

    This sounds like a really good book. I live in Oregon so I smiled when you said Oregon is part of the story. I also at a time in my life I did not like Christians at all and now I am a strong Christiam so I can attest to that quote about persuing me until I accept or do a final reject. Once I accepted God began an amazing work in my life.

  • Jeanette Davis

    This book sounds wonderful Would love a print copy if chosen. Yes God does pursue us…but we still have the choice! Thank you for this interview and Deena and Tim, I love a hope filled fiction book as well…such a different genre then non Christian books.

  • Kera bell

    I would love to go on a bike trip but I can’t ride a bike because I have CP so I can’t ride a bike. I have tried before to ride a bike but I can’t. it sounds really hard to do that. I have not read him before, and I am looking forward to reading his book.

    • Deena Adams

      Kera, I’m sure having CP is challenging in many ways, and I’m sorry. My eight-year-old grandson has severe CP and is quadraplegic, so he is very limited in what he can do. I’m grateful for the device he has to communite with his eyes so we can understand what he’s thinking and feeling. Technology is amazing! Thanks for watching and joining the conversation!

    • Tim Bishop

      On our third long tour, Debbie and I saw signs to Deer Lodge at about every turn in the road. We were cycling along the I-90 corridor, through towns like Butte, Bozeman, Three Forks, Belgrade, Big Timber, and Livingston.