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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Alice Marion Teisan  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: 1962 in Detroit, MI


-- Website -- http://www.hiswheels.org
-- Alice Marion Teisan on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=alice+marion+teisan


Illinois Connection

Teisan currently resides Wheaton.

Biographical and Professional Information

At age 30, Alice Teisan was an avid cyclist with a big dream: to ride her bicycle on every continent. But that summer, as she was preparing for a cross-country cycling trip, she was struck with a life-altering illness. In a flash, it seemed, her health, her career ambitions, her financial situation, and her plans for the future—not to mention her big dream—were all shattered. Was life still worth living when everything she once held dear was stripped away? ''Riding on Faith'' is the story of how God took Alice’s dream and turned it upside down, replacing it with an even bigger dream inside her heart. Teisan is the founder and executive director of ''His Wheels International'', a ministry that has distributed more than 1,500 bikes and trikes to people affiliated with 88 countries on six continents. She is an inspiration speaker who has been a guest on several national radio shows, including ''Chris Fabry Live'' and ''First Person with Wayne Shepherd''.


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Titles At Your Library

Riding on Faith: Keeping Your Balance When the Wheels Fall Off
ISBN: 0988273500

Alice Teisan. 2012

Where do you go after your dream has been shattered? At age 30, Alice Teisan was an avid cyclist with a big dream: to ride her bicycle on every continent. But that summer, as she was preparing for a cross-country cycling trip, she was struck with a life-altering illness. In a flash, it seemed, her health, her career ambitions, her financial situation, and her plans for the future—not to mention her big dream—were all shattered. Was life still worth living when everything she once held dear was stripped away? Riding on Faith is the story of how God took Alice’s dream and turned it upside down, replacing it with an even bigger dream inside her heart. Hers is a journey full of fear and faith, of loss and transformation, of soaring vistas and desolate valleys. Ultimately it is a story of hope—that when we give God our dreams, He will transform them into something grander than we could ever imagine. "This is a compelling read! Anyone interested in ministry and missions...will be into the story by page 3." STEVE SAINT Founder and president of ITEC "What a story! Alice Teisan is a living example of how to turn adversity into opportunity, suffering into service, and disappointment into dreams-come-true." KEVIN MILLER Former executive vice president of Christianity Today "You'll enjoy reading this remarkable story of overcoming adversity through faith in Christ and a God-given vision to serve others." WAYNE SHEPHERD Christian radio host


Speaking Engagements

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