Marathon Faith (Hardcover)

Motivation from the Greatest Endurance Runners of the Bible

By John Van Pay

Salem Books, 9781621576778, 256pp.

Publication Date: January 2, 2018

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Surrendering your life to Jesus is the greatest decision you will ever make, but that's just the starting line. Many of us begin a journey of following Jesus without a realistic expectation of the price required to finish our spiritual race. As a result, we lose heart when the road becomes difficult.

In Marathon Faith: Motivation from the Greatest Endurance Runners of the Bible, pastor and marathon runner John Van Pay offers help. Van Pay shows how the "endurance runners of the Bible" overcame obstacles on their faith journeys and how you too can finish your spiritual race through their example.

By adding personal adventures, humorous mishaps, and grueling struggles from his own endurance races and life experiences, Van Pay shares in vulnerable ways how God helps when things get tough. You too can finish strong.

About the Author

JOHN VAN PAY is the founding and lead pastor of Gateway Fellowship Church in San Antonio, Texas, the fastest growing church in America in 2016, according to Outreach Magazine. He has finished seventy endurance events, including the IRONMAN TRIATHLON. John, his wife, Stephanie, and their three children live in Helotes, Texas.