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By Bruce Bickel (Author) & Stan Jantz (Author)
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Bestselling authors "Bruce and Stan" drive across the country to 12major cities and 12 colleges asking real people the world's mostimportant question: What is the meaning of life?

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Bestselling authors "Bruce and Stan" drive across the country to 12 major cities and 12 colleges asking real people the world's most important question: What is the meaning of life?

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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Pages   220
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.02" Width: 6.26" Height: 0.59"
Weight:   0.74 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 30, 2004
Publisher   Thomas Nelson
ISBN  0849991277  
ISBN13  9780849991271  
UPC  023755024749  

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More About Bruce Bickel & Stan Jantz

Bruce Bickel Dr. R. Bruce Bickel is the president and founder of Transformational Leadership Group, a company he formed in 2003 to train audiences in character-based leadership. As a dynamic, motivational speaker, Dr. Bickel is committed to transforming the way leaders can achieve both individual and organizational excellence.

Drawing from over 30 years of experience in the military, the marketplace and the ministry, Dr. Bickel presents internationally to a variety of industries on topics such as ethical leadership, team-building, change management and effective coaching.

In addition to his public speaking career, Dr. Bickel also serves as senior vice president and managing director of PNC's Private Foundation Management Services, which is part of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. He actually designed and implemented this department in 2000, which offers counseling and administration to family foundations, now offered nationwide.

Known for his expertise in family counseling Dr. Bickel also serves as the company's principal spokesperson on the subject of raising children of affluence. He is a regular guest on business television and radio networks, including CNBC and NPR, and is frequently quoted in national business publications, and newspapers, offering child-rearing advice to wealthy families.

Dr. Bickel is a 1966 graduate of the United States Naval Academy where he received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering. He received the 1966 Midshipman of the Year Award given by the Annapolis, Maryland Chamber of Commerce as well as the Thompson Trophy, given to the graduating senior who has done the most to promote intercollegiate athletics at the Naval Academy. In 2000, he was the recipient of the H. John Heinz Community Service Award for his work in the Pittsburgh area. He is also a contributing author of the book "The Power of Motivation" and the soon to be published "Blueprints for Success".

Bruce Bickel currently resides in Fresno, in the state of California. Bruce Bickel was born in 1952.

Bruce Bickel has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Christianity 101
  2. Christianity 101 Bible Studies
  3. Christianity 101 Series
  4. Today's Classics

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Road Trip Across the USA.  May 26, 2003
Bruce Bickel and Stan Jantz are two middle-aged men and best friends who take a road trip across the United States for one purpose, to find out what Americans think the meaning of life is. The duo visited eleven major cities and found that each place had its own theme, its own identity. These themes helped Bruce and Stan decide on particular people they wanted to talk with and provide a framework for which the book is written around.

But don't get the wrong impression. Bruce and Stan aren't serious philosophers on an epic quest. No, they are basically just two normal Christian men with a great gift of comedy. The book is full of more humorous insights than serious ones and it is clear that these two gentlemen know life is a comedy and not a tragedy.

SEARCH FOR THE MEANING OF LIFE is entertaining, full of insights, and easy to read. It also has lots of quirky little facts about the various places they visited. It's part travel book, part philosophy treatise, part humor book. Combined together it makes for one highly enjoyable read.

Road trip extraordinaire!  Aug 26, 2001
I picked this up and couldn't put it down. Bruce and Stan are two middle aged men who talked their wives into letting them tool around the country on their own for nearly four months. They start in Boston and work their way west. Taking themes from the Old Testament Existentialist in Ecclesiastes, they find his themes echoed in the various cities they visit. I laughed in agreement with most of their discoveries. I preached about and read from some of their book on Sunday morning and three people wanted the book (this is very rare!) I am glad I bought it, read it, and preached some from it! I look forward to reading other books in their series.
Entertaining Read!  Jun 22, 2001
Bruce and Stan really shed some insight on the meaning of life in a delightful way. Not only do they share some of the stories they heard along the way, but they give interesting facts and funny stories in the different cities that they visited which I particularly enjoyed. If you're looking for something fun and insightful, you definitely have to pick this one up!
A great read!  May 17, 2001
My husband and I are both reading it and laughing out loud! We find it especially enjoyable because we took a similar road trip a few summers ago. You do not have to have taken a cross country road trip though to enjoy this book. It is comical, thought provoking and soul stirring.Buy it today!

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