Erik Mirandette, his brother, and two friends went on the adventure of a lifetime -- 9,000 miles across Africa on dirt bikes. Along the way they withstood confrontations with local thugs and gangs, but it was when they were at the end of their journey, in Egypt, that a terrorist's bomb maimed Erik and killed his brother. Erik writes about the trek, the joys he encountered, and his struggle through grief and darkness to find his way back to a life lived for God in his just-released book The Only Road North. Read the page-one article in the Sunday edition of The Grand Rapids Press. Hear a passage from the book. Read a .pdf excerpt from his book.