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.
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. She and her husband have three adult children and three grandsons 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 spending time on Michigan’s beautiful beaches.