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The Race Before Us

Author Bruce H. Matson
Narrator Lloyd James
Runtime 7.3 Hrs. - Unabridged
Publisher Mission Audio
Downloads ZIP M4B MP3
Release Date September 3, 2013
Availability: Unrestricted (available worldwide)

Turning 50 years old and facing some of life’s biggest questions are daunting challenges. A crisis of faith and crisis of health lead towards significant changes in one’s life. For Bruce Matson, a family man with a successful law practice, the struggles of health and doubt led to action. Combining to podcasts from notable Christian leaders Ravi Zacharias, Allistair Begg, and Tim Keller, careful research and preparation, and encouragment from family and friends, Bruce ran his race for physical and spiritual health.
 
The Race Before Us by Bruce Matson is a wonderful memoir detailing the path of doubt to faith and spiritual malaise to running with God. Come alongside Bruce as he navigates the windy roads of faith and health in his pursuit of physical and spiritual well-being.

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Turning 50 years old and facing some of life’s biggest questions are daunting challenges. A crisis of faith and crisis of health lead towards significant changes in one’s life. For Bruce Matson, a family man with a successful law practice, the struggles of health and doubt led to action. Combining to podcasts from notable Christian leaders Ravi Zacharias, Allistair Begg, and Tim Keller, careful research and preparation, and encouragement from family and friends, Bruce ran his race for physical and spiritual health.
 
The Race Before Us by Bruce Matson is a wonderful memoir detailing the path of doubt to faith and spiritual malaise to running with God. Come alongside Bruce as he navigates the windy roads of faith and health in his pursuit of physical and spiritual well-being.

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Didn't grab me even after several chapters
This book never grabbed my attention even after several chapters.
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Review by / (Posted on 10/30/2014)
Middle of the pack
Here's my problem with this book. I'm in my mid-fifties, healthy, fit, still athletically involved, well read in scripture and apologetics and grateful for God's mercy in these and other areas of life. Essentially, I've run a lot of the race described in this book before the author even laced up his sneakers. There are better books on running. There are better books on apologetics. There are better books on following Jesus. The uniqueness of this audiobook is that it combines all three and the author does a decent job of that. All in all, not bad, not great, but sometimes crossing the finish line or at least giving it your best means more than winning.
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Review by / (Posted on 8/29/2014)
Very enjoyable and challenging book
I truly enjoyed this book for the most part, and the person who read it for the audio recording did a truly excellent job. It sounded as though Bruce was actually telling me the story.

In this book, Bruce mostly tells the story of two journeys he went through at the same time, a physical and a spiritual, while going through a mid-life crisis. Though I think the author had some intent to present the physical and spiritual journeys with some sort of tie to each other, the only congruity between the two was that they took place at the same time time for him. Other than that, it felt like two entirely different stories. The author spends one or two chapters at a time solely focused on either the spiritual or physical journey, but when he talks about the physical journey, he gives such an exorbitant amount of details that I felt he was trying go back to sports writing (an art he claims to have done much in the past) than to illustrate the spiritual with the physical. In the forward, he gives some details about his intent with the book, so perhaps he states his intent plainly and I just missed it.

That being said, this truly is a great book with excellent apologetic arguments, and even physical running stories are enjoyable. I truly related with the struggles Mr. Matson went through in his spiritual journey, and I think the book will greatly bless those who read or listen to it.
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Review by / (Posted on 7/15/2014)
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