I decided to post a pic of me with K. Dawn for this post because the high point of my year in 2010 was meeting her in person at the ACFW conference. Here were are smiling for the camera...
Bio: K. Dawn Byrd is an author of inspirational romance, romantic suspense, and non-fiction. She is an avid blogger and gives away several books per week on her blog at www.kdawnbyrd.blogspot.com, most of which are signed by the authors. She's also the moderator of the popular facebook Christian Fiction Gathering Group. When not reading or writing, K. Dawn Byrd enjoys spending time with her husband of 16 years while walking their dogs beside a gorgeous lake near her home and plotting the next story waiting to be told.
About the book:
Lessons from the Open Road is a devotional that applies the lessons learned while riding a motorcycle to Biblical principles. Each of the 33 devotions ends with Scripture and prayer.
The author attempted to list this devotional at no cost, but Amazon would not allow this for a new listing. Proceeds from the sale of this book will go to the building fund at the author's church.
Lessons from the Open Road was edited by Kaye Whitney.
Why K. Dawn wrote the book:
A couple of years ago, the idea of writing a devotional about the lessons I learned while riding a motorcycle came to me. I jotted down notes for weeks, hoping to come up with enough lessons to take the reader through a month. Lessons from the Open Road ended with 33 lessons, each followed by Scripture and prayer.
Sometimes life is hard. Sometimes learning new things is hard. Just when I thought I'd mastered the parking lot where I was learning to ride my little Yamaha Virago starter bike, I pulled out, forgot to hit the brake, did an Evel Knievel, and jumped a short concrete wall, landing in some trees. My poor little bike limped home with a hole in the crankcase the size of a quarter. J-B Weld to the rescue!
I'm stubborn, too stubborn to quit. After I recovered from the sore neck that resulted from my stunt, I climbed back on the old iron horse. Eventually, I graduated from the parking lot and hit the streets. When I'd learned to ride well enough to satisfy hubby, he bought himself a new Harley and I inherited his anniversary edition Harley Davidson Sportster. And, when I graduated with my masters degree, you'd never guess what I wanted. Yep, a new bike. I became the proud owner of a Screamin Eagle V-Rod (picture attached.)
All good things must eventually come to an end. I enjoyed my days on the road, but found another passion. Writing. I work a full-time job and since there's only so much time in the day, I have to choose what's most important to me. The bike had to go. Occasionally, I miss it, but for the most part, I'd rather be writing. I'm hoping the devotions in Lessons from the Open Road will minister to your heart as much as writing them did to mine.
Lessons from the Open Road is currently available in ebook format and will be coming soon in print. I had planned to list it at no cost, but Amazon wouldn't allow me to do so. I've listed it at the lowest price Amazon allows, 99 cents, and all proceeds will be donated to my church's building fun for the new church that's currently under construction.
For more information about Lessons from the Open Road, you can check it out on Amazon.
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Now for my review:
One of the things I enjoyed most about this devotional was how the author was able to take things that motorcycle enthusiasts are very familiar with and she worked them into a daily lesson that could be easily understood by bikers. There are a lot of Christian motorcycle clubs in this country, so I think it's great that there is now a devotional that can speak to their favorite hobby as well as to their hearts. I don't ride a bike, but I have a lot of friends that do. Even so, I still learned a lot of cool analogies from the devotional. It's easy to read and the lessons are deeper than you might expect. I highly recommend it.