This book was written to help bipolar people and their loved ones better deal with their condition, and to help all people navigate their way through this always unpredictable, often wonderful and sometimes terrifying state known as life.
Bipolar by Köehler is the mainstay story (in a larger collection) of a man whose life, beginning at age 30, was hijacked by Bipolar Syndrome. Using journal entries from that time, Koehler discusses how he survived this frightening and confusing illness using a combination of medication, support from his family and friends, and faith in God.
Dear Lord, the second section of the book, is a collection of journal entries by the author about the bumps and blessings of daily life.
The Road to Capernaum is the story of Koehler’s involvement with Young Life Capernaum, a Christian group that works with disabled children as they explore their relationship to their faith and the often challenging world in which they must
compete and thrive.
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About the Author
After stints as Art Director at several DC area ad agencies, John started Koehler Studios, Inc. in 1993. Since then, Kim Nelson joined the team as the Creative Director, and in 2010 bought the studio and re-christened it as Red Chalk Studios. John is a past president of the local Ad Club, and is a member of The Noblemen, a fundraising group for kids.
John is also a volunteer for Young Life Capernaum in Hampton Roads, a ministry that serves kids with disabilities. Perhaps his best known accomplishment was winning the 1991 Boomerang World Championship in Perth, Australia. He was also a member of the Foster's Boomerang 2000 Team, a touring demo team that taught the NFL, MLB and others the gospel of boomerangs.
In 2005 John published his first book, Bipolar by Koehler, about living with bipolar syndrome. Since then he has given many talks around the state and in schools to help people better understand how to survive brain illness and avoid suicide. In 2007 Koehler published Benjamin, The Road to Capernaum, a novel based on a crippled man from the Bible who was healed by a certain Jewish rabbi. His latest book is My Inflatable Heart, a series of short stories about Capernaum and life recollections.
Married since 1982 to his college sweetheart, Patty, an art teacher at Old Donation Center for the Gifted and Talented, John is the proud father of Kimmi and Danielle, and grandfather to Lilli and Eli. John lives and works in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I can hear his strong voice instantly. He has a lot of talents and he uses them wisely, and also he is fighting Bi-Polor disease. He is a lucky man, supported by his wonderful wife, Patty. May God bless this wonderful couple! From Midori Bamba, author of "The Three Sailors".