NEW BOOK: Stories from the Road

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Saddle up with the ‘God’s Squad’ vicar on an ageing Harley!

‘Speaks powerfully of the God of surprises … An uplifting and faith-affirming read, which encourages us all to look for God’s hand at work in every area of life.’
Rt Reverend Saju Muthalaly, Bishop of Loughborough

Looking back, if I had known that I would be swamped in a full-blown flood in Rome, that both brakes would fail in the Alps, or that I would be sliding sideways on loose gravel towards a sheer drop, I may never have taken the Harley out of the garage. But God had other ideas…

Rev Nigel Rostock is not your average priest. A committed member of God’s Squad Christian Motorcycle Club, he has ridden his beloved Harley-Davidson more than 160,000 miles. Criss-crossing Europe and the US, often with his wife, Alison, on the back, he has seen God move in marvellous ways. Stories from the Road recalls these faith-building stories with humour, simplicity and depth, and shares the spiritual insights he has gained.

Nigel was an unlikely convert at a Billy Graham crusade, but was already a keen motorcyclist when he became a Christian. Combining these two passions has meant he is able to connect with people who often fall outside the reach of the Church, as featured on BBC News. Some doors remain firmly closed to dog-collars, but may open to a vicar in a biker’s leather cut-off and back patch!

‘I have a distinct calling both as an Anglican vicar, and as a Christian biker,’ comments Nigel. ‘Both worlds are miles apart, but each also impacts the other. My hope is that Stories from the Road will encourage and inspire others in their own Christian faith journeys, to hold on to hope in hard times, and rejoice in the blessings. These authentic accounts act as spiritual analogies and also as testimonies to the way God has continually spoken, protected, and guided me on my journeys.’

Join Nigel as he traverses perilous Alpine passes, deserted American ghost towns and even war-torn Ukraine, and find inspiration to reflect on your own life with God – whether in or out of the saddle!

‘Honest, humorous and at times scary account of how God has inspired, guided and protected [Nigel] on his journeys. His faith shines through like a light in the darkness.’
Rt Rev Martyn Snow, Bishop of Leicester

 

Stories from the Road by Rev Nigel Rostock (ISBN: 9781912726806) is published by Instant Apostle and is available on 26th April 2024 from bookshops and online retailers. Biography / Christian Life, paperback, 208pp, £12.99.

  • Nigel Rostock

    Nigel is a vicar in the Church of England, as well as a Pioneer Priest, and currently serves as European...

  • Stories from the Road

    Nigel Rostock

    ‘Looking back, if I had known that I would be swamped in a full-blown flood in Rome, that both brakes would fail in the Alps, or that I would be sliding sideways on loose gravel towards a sheer drop, I may never have taken the Harley out of the garage. But God had other ideas...’