Author Steven Smith presents a candid picture of life as a race that sometimes leaves us tired and weary. But we do have the option of running a different race, a race that is not about beating the competition or finishing first. It's about making sure we are heading in the right direction. The book gives hope that we don't have to get swallowed up in the mad dash that leads to nowhere. By developing a relationship with God, we can embark on the journey of a lifetime, one that is both satisfying and challenging. We are reminded of the timeless truth that a race that is never begun can never be finished. And a race that is never finished can never be won.