A Knock at the Door, by Wayne Bisek. ISBN
978-1-60264-815-9 (softcover) $13.95, ISBN
978-1-60264-816-6 (hardcover) $22.95, 252 pages.
Wayne Bisek's life hangs ever-so precariously on the
edge of total nervous breakdown as homicidal and suicidal
visions torment him that horrible night. Blood is
splattered everywhere around the lifeless bodies of his
beautiful young wife their and their three adorable
children. Suddenly, the absolute powerful presence of God
comes to him in his living room and his life is changed
Wayne confronts the demons of his sordid childhood
family life of poverty, misery, emotional, verbal, and
physical abuse. His diagnosis as a victim of the love
deprivation syndrome uncovers some deep-rooted
With the help of his loving wife and genuine
introspection, Wayne carves out a new path to love,
happiness and God.
A life begun in a clapboard house next to the
stockyards, with no parental love and little to eat,
leads to a family built on love and the establishment of
a charity that has raised over $1,500,000 for food for
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Wayne Bisek was born in 1954 in rural Wisconsin in a
town of approximately 2,000 people. He spent thirty years
there. In school, he became somewhat of a local sports
hero during his senior year.
As an adult, he started his own men's clothing store.
Then politics beckoned, so he ran and was elected to the
city council. Two years later, he lost an epic battle for
the mayoral seat against a fourteen-year incumbent.
That loss spurred Wayne to leave his hometown with his wife and children to start a new life and a new career. Eventually he decided that a career in city government was not the right choice. He ended up back in business as a financial advisor.
In 1995 with his wife (Vickie Carroll) and some of his
friends, he established a charity named Buckets for
Hunger. That charity has now given out over $1,5000,00 in
grants to food pantries and agencies in twelve states and
has never had any paid staff.
Wayne has fought off the demons of his love-deprivation
childhood, undergone anger management courses and
experienced personal psychiatric therapy in order to
finally find happiness, love and God in his life and with
Wayne and Vickie raised two sons (AJ and Cole) and a
daughter (Melanie) to happy adult lives. He and Vickie
reside in Oregon, Wisconsin, since 1986.