Bump in the Road The Book

15Stories of Courage, Hope and Resilience

From heart-wrenching lows to triumphant highs, Bump In The Road takes readers on a series of emotional and spiritual journeys that reaffirm the power of the human spirit.

These 15 stories of courage and hope are a testament to the fact that setbacks are merely a bump in the road.

Be inspired as each person confronts their fears, challenges their beliefs, and takes courageous steps toward personal and spiritual growth.

These stories beautifully illustrate the transformative power of embracing change, even when it feels like a detour.

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Praise For the Book

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“This is a beautiful book about life, its imperfections, its challenges, and its joys. It is a book of hope and wisdom for all of us facing a bump in the road.”

Pragito Dove

Author of #1 Amazon best-selling Lunchtime Enlightenment: Expressive Meditations for Manifesting Peace, Prosperity, and Passion

“Pat has woven together beautiful stories of life setbacks that have been transformed into spiritual growth. This book is a gift and a must-read for souls experiencing pain and yearning for growth.”
Gary Hensel

Author of the Best-Selling Book Lessons For A Spiritual Warrior

“We are taught as we grow up about what impresses others but not about how to find our way and live our lives. When you know where you are going, the bumps are nonexistent or meaningless and cannot stop our moving forward and living a full life.”

Bernard Siegel, MD

Author of Love, Medicine & Miracles, Prescriptions For Living and 365 Prescriptions for The Soul

“It is easy to find the personal in the general; it is quite another thing to find the general in the personal. Pat Wetzel has done that for us. Like the Zen Master in chapter 24, she has shown us how to fill ourselves with wisdom with personal stories with which we all can identify.”
Bill Aron

Author and Photographer

“Pat Wetzel’s Bump in the Road recounts so many lives of personal challenge and subsequent growth. Through these remarkable stories, Pat shares bumps in the road and bumps in the air too. Her stories illuminate the journey of the human soul and invite the reader to learn from her stories and others so that we may all find some lift and soar to our highest levels.”

Terry Chase, ND, MA, RN

Speaker/Consultant/Author, Spoke by Spoke: How a Broken Back and a Broken Bike Led to a WholeHearted Life

“Pat Wetzel has woven together a rich tapestry of memoir and others’ personal accounts of navigating and conquering some massive bumps in life’s paths. The stories grab you from beginning to end, and then cling to you long after you close the book. This is the ultimate motivator and guide for someone who has been blindsided by traumatic change in their life.”
Cameron Auxer

Author of When Bodies Break: How We Survive and Thrive with Illness and Disability

“A wonderful book full of heart speak. A good reminder that life is happening right now, right here . . . don’t miss it!” 
Nick Adkins

Co-Founder and Board Member, PinkSocks

“Pat is a beautiful human being and has written a beautiful book, full of wonderful, inspiring, and insightful stories. You are so going to enjoy reading it.”
Manoj Krishna

Founder of The Human Wisdom Project

“Pat Wetzel has crafted a guide for life’s toughest times. The roughest moments really are infuriatingly effective in accelerating our personal and spiritual growth! We don’t like it, don’t want it, and are threatened by it . . . yet troubling times wake us up to what is most important, and even more, to what we are, which is more magnificent than we can imagine.”

“The struggles have so much energy for transformation, so let’s not only go through them but grow through them. Don’t waste the crisis!”

David Maginley, M.Div, CSCP, Chaplain

Author / Public Speaker

“In the course of a life, one never knows what events may transpire. Pat Wetzel has literally dedicated her life’s work in the service of others. Bump in the Road is written for the sole purpose of helping all of us in a calming, heartfelt manner. There will always be challenges that surround us and I feel blessed to know there is someone out there such as Pat!” 
Dave Pelzer

National Jefferson Award Recipient, former CA Fire Captain, New York Times best-selling author of A Child Called “It” and Return to the River

“From the skies above Pennsylvania to the streets of Detroit, a British cancer ward, and more, the stories in Bump in the Road will engage and inspire you to overcome any obstacle that comes your way. It’s a gem of a book that I absolutely loved.”

Kristen Carter

Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBSC) Leadership Team, breast cancer advocate and coach

“If the path is clear, you’re probably on someone else’s.”

Joseph Campbell

Author of The Hero With A Thousand Faces

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15 Stories of Courage, Hope and Resilience

Available September 2023

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