It makes little difference how fast you can run the 100 meters when the race is400 meters long. Life is not a sprint; it is a distance run, and it demands the kind ofconditioning that enables people to go the distance. Gordon MacDonald Running Strong
Whose heart doesn t leap at the sight of a beautifully conditioned runner, effortlessly gliding along, stride-bystride, mile-by-mile? And what runner gets to this place withouta thankless and often lonely regimen of strategy and self-denial? Isn t this the perfect metaphor of what your heart is longing for runninglife s race with intentionality and grace? With strength and focus? Well, you can. Veteran pastor and best-selling author Gordon MacDonaldsays you must develop resilience the courage and ability to get up when you fall, to keep running when you re bone-weary, and to keep your eye on the goal even inthe murkiest moments. Using the backdrop of his own experiences as a championrunner, MacDonald demonstrates how resilient people
- Practice spiritual self-discipline to build stamina and grit;
- Know what s up ahead, what obstacles they will likely face; and
- Bond with special friends who share their commitment to finishing well.
Because he has also run many long, punishing laps in the tough race of life, MacDonald is uniquely qualified to coach and encourage you in developing thatresilient spirit to weather adversity, to finish what you start, and to never besatisfied with anything short of God s best for you."