Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Friday, August 15, 2014

The Race: Living Life On Track

The Race: Living Life on Track  -     By: Kyle Froman, Billy Mauldin, Darrell Waltrip

About The Book:  “Boogity, boogity, boogity! Let’s go racing!” Winning is in every racer’s blood. They continually push themselves to the edge, physically and emotionally, in pursuit of the checkered flag and a visit to Victory Lane. It is the racer’s way.

We too are racers in the middle of the greatest race known to mankind: life. We want to live in a way that, when we reach our finish line, we can be proud of what we’ve accomplished. We want to be an example for our family and friends. And if we are a follower of Christ, we want to hear the words “well done my good and faithful servant.”

In The Race, Motor Racing Outreach leaders Billy Mauldin and Kyle Froman share the lessons they’ve learned in the pits and among the NASCAR community to help others with their personal mission—preparing for it, receiving it, and then living faithfully on mission.

Throughout, three-time NASCAR champion and Hall of Fame inductee Darrell Waltrip offers related stories on what it takes to win the race, giving fans an inside look at his profession and the personal belief in God that keeps him on mission.

About The Author(s): 
Kyle Froman is the MRO Director of Development overseeing a network of forty Associate Chaplains, as well as external donor and relational development.
Billy Mauldin is the President and CEO of Motor Racing Outreach whose sole mission is to introduce the racing community to a personal faith in Christ and to activate church involvement through relationships.
Darrell Waltrip is the winner of eighty-four career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races and a three-time champion.  He currently serves as the lead analyst for NASCAR on FOX.  He was recently inducted into the prestigious NASCAR Hall of Fame.  Darrell is the author of several books. 

My Thoughts On The Book:  I think it is funny that I live in the south and am not a NASCAR fan.    I have been to several NASCAR races, I live a short distance from Talladega Motor Speedway, but have never felt the draw of the crowds or the loudness of the cars.  I almost did not ask to review this book because of that.  I am glad I chose to go with my gut feeling and read this outstanding book.  Each chapter has a theme that is NASCAR related and then Waltrip, Mauldin, and Froman share insights into their own walks.  I loved all the stories they shared.  My favorite chapter was called Arriving at My Destination:  Where Does God Want Me to Serve?  It begins with a thought from Darrell Waltrip that says "life is full of stepping stones."  and asks "What is your plan?"  He and Billy Mauldin share life faith stories, scripture, and their callings.  I could not put the book down.  If you are a NASCAR fan this is a wonderful read, but even if you are NOT a NASCAR fan this is one special book about making a difference and doing what you are called to do.  I loved it!

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from Shelton Interactive in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.  Thank you for allowing me this opportunity.

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