Monday, June 30, 2014

The Race: Living Life on Track with Darrell Waltrip - Book Review

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Race fans know Darrell Waltrip. He's the colorful lead analyst for NASCAR on FOX. He's a three-time Cup champion boasting an impressive 84 wins, which ranks him in the top five on the All-Time Wins list. He was among the first to be nominated and elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. And, he's a Christian.

In his latest book, The Race, Waltrip shares his thoughts on the parallels between life and racing. Each has a mission: to finish well. Written with Motor Racing Outreach (MRO) leaders, Billy Mauldin and Kyle Froman, The Race regales readers with rich stories from life on the NASCAR circuit while simultaneously taking them on a journey to a deeper understanding of a life spent "on mission" serving others.

Froman writes, "Mission isn't merely a suggestion if you love Jesus. Mission is the very essence of what we are commanded to do as followers of Christ ... We, too, are racers. We are in the middle of the greatest race known to mankind: life. Deep down, we are all driven to win. We want to live life in a way that, when we reach our finish line, we can be proud of what we've accomplished. We want to leave a legacy for our family and friends. We want to be remembered for the things we completed. And if we are a follower of Christ, we want to hear the words, 'Well done, my good and faithful servant.'"

Readers will learn that it doesn't matter whether you have millions of sponsorship dollars behind you or are a parent just trying to raise up a child in the way he should go, each of us has a track on which to run our mission before we can claim our ultimate prize. For the racer, that prize is the coveted spot in Victory Circle. For the Christian, that prize is eternity with our Father in heaven. But you must first complete your mission; you must first run your race. 

Learn more about Motor Racing Outreach at www.go2mro.com . Order your copy of The Race from Amazon, other online retailers or brick-and-mortar bookstores.

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