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Sober Cycle: Pedaling Through Recovery One Day at a Time

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Maybe this will be the cure I’ve been praying for … Sherry Hoppen was hiding a secret alcohol addiction. When she said yes to joining a thousand-mile bike ride for charity, it was a desperate...

Publisher
Redemption Press

ISBN
9781951310899

Publication Date
April 30, 2024

US Price
$14.99

Page Count
240

About the book

Maybe this will be the cure I’ve been praying for …

Sherry Hoppen was hiding a secret alcohol addiction. When she said yes to joining a thousand-mile bike ride for charity, it was a desperate attempt to kick-start a positive change in her life—the hard way—by riding her bike from Michigan to Texas. She asked herself, “Will this be what it takes to get me sober?” This nonathletic mom who worked in ministry and directed a children’s choir was a respected member of the community. But she also drank alone at home—and couldn’t stop.

With her no-holds-barred honesty and humor, Sherry Hoppen recounts her many attempts and failures at achieving sobriety, and the hiding and her shame over the addiction that held her prisoner for over ten years—until the day she surrendered and God took over.

Ten years later, Sherry is living a life of sobriety and is passionate about helping other women surrender the secret sin of addiction that cripples their faith and family life. Sober Cycle offers hope without judgment or trite mantras, assuring readers that they, too, can find redemption and healing and a life free from addiction—all without riding a bike for thousands of miles.

About the author
Sherry Hoppen has lived in West Michigan her entire life, never more than five miles from her childhood home. She worked in various areas of a pregnancy care ministry for over ten years, first as a volunteer, then as an employee. Sherry is a writer,  speaker, and podcaster who shares her story in any arena. Sherry also works full-time for the ministries of She Surrenders and Selah House Recovery. Both of these non-profits were founded by her and her husband specifically for women who are seeking faith-based recovery to find freedom from addiction.  She and her husband have three adult children and four grandchildren and love being active in whatever they are doing. As empty nesters, they enjoy cycling and finding new trails to cycle together. Sherry is an avid reader who enjoys writing, decorating, and time spent on Michigan’s beautiful beaches. 

For media inquiries, interview requests, or further information, contact: sherry@shesurrenders.com

Reviews

“What a beautiful redemption story! I love the raw vulnerability that the author shares. It gives a very real look at the struggle so many deal with silently. Couldn’t put it down!”
Debbie H.
5 Stars – The Heart of Vulnerability

“This book from start to finish was raw, emotional and truly written from the heart. I could not put it down! I finished it in less then 2 days. I love this book because there is no sugar coating it’s a true story of addiction and the struggle to recovery. It’s very very encouraging to anyone struggling or someone who is close to someone struggling. I would recommend this to anyone! Awesome Book!”
Holly VanDalsen
5 Stars – Could NOT put it down!

About the book

Maybe this will be the cure I’ve been praying for …

Sherry Hoppen was hiding a secret alcohol addiction. When she said yes to joining a thousand-mile bike ride for charity, it was a desperate attempt to kick-start a positive change in her life—the hard way—by riding her bike from Michigan to Texas. She asked herself, “Will this be what it takes to get me sober?” This nonathletic mom who worked in ministry and directed a children’s choir was a respected member of the community. But she also drank alone at home—and couldn’t stop.

With her no-holds-barred honesty and humor, Sherry Hoppen recounts her many attempts and failures at achieving sobriety, and the hiding and her shame over the addiction that held her prisoner for over ten years—until the day she surrendered and God took over.

Ten years later, Sherry is living a life of sobriety and is passionate about helping other women surrender the secret sin of addiction that cripples their faith and family life. Sober Cycle offers hope without judgment or trite mantras, assuring readers that they, too, can find redemption and healing and a life free from addiction—all without riding a bike for thousands of miles.

About the author
Sherry Hoppen has lived in West Michigan her entire life, never more than five miles from her childhood home. She worked in various areas of a pregnancy care ministry for over ten years, first as a volunteer, then as an employee. Sherry is a writer,  speaker, and podcaster who shares her story in any arena. Sherry also works full-time for the ministries of She Surrenders and Selah House Recovery. Both of these non-profits were founded by her and her husband specifically for women who are seeking faith-based recovery to find freedom from addiction.  She and her husband have three adult children and four grandchildren and love being active in whatever they are doing. As empty nesters, they enjoy cycling and finding new trails to cycle together. Sherry is an avid reader who enjoys writing, decorating, and time spent on Michigan’s beautiful beaches. 

For media inquiries, interview requests, or further information, contact: sherry@shesurrenders.com

Reviews

“What a beautiful redemption story! I love the raw vulnerability that the author shares. It gives a very real look at the struggle so many deal with silently. Couldn’t put it down!”
Debbie H.
5 Stars – The Heart of Vulnerability

“This book from start to finish was raw, emotional and truly written from the heart. I could not put it down! I finished it in less then 2 days. I love this book because there is no sugar coating it’s a true story of addiction and the struggle to recovery. It’s very very encouraging to anyone struggling or someone who is close to someone struggling. I would recommend this to anyone! Awesome Book!”
Holly VanDalsen
5 Stars – Could NOT put it down!

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