Author: Bill Newton
Paperback, 176 pages
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About the book
Start, Stay, and Finish Strong
Too many Christian men start enthusiastically, then fall short. Falling short can be a public fall: Church-going husband has an affair. High-profile ministry leader gets caught in a scandal. Outspoken advocate is marred by hypocrisy.
But for most men, falling short isn’t a newsworthy spectacle. It’s subtler. Closer to home. It’s floundering in the faith. Stunted spiritual growth. It’s entering the race God has called them to, then choosing to coast.
This story doesn’t make headlines, but it’s far more common. Will this be your story?
ENDURE is a practical, Scripture-steeped guide to help men finish the race God has set before them. Whether you are young or seasoned, married or solo, spiritually fit or totally anemic, this book was written for you.
Empowered by the Holy Spirit and equipped with fresh insights, you will grow in biblical maturity, be challenged to change, and find strength for the road ahead.
From a reader
A friend and dear Brother in Christ bought a slew of Endure and gave copies to each of the men in his Sunday School class. I’m writing you to let you know how massively blessed I’ve been in working through the book. I’m taking my time, drinking it in.
For roughly the last 30 of my 40+ years of walking with Christ, a specific, overmastering goal for me was to “finish well” the race God has set before me. I realized back then, from observing real-world cases, that men in general don’t do that very well. To now have a thoughtful exposition of the spiritual foundations of the many dimensions associated with that—and practical direction—I’m so thankful to God for His leading you to get Endure out there.
. . . a thoroughly biblical and intensely practical call to “press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
—ALISTAIR BEGG: Senior Pastor of Parkside Church and voice behind “Truth For Life” radio
This 18,000-word book contains more protein than most 80,000-word volumes.
—MARVIN OLASKY: Editor in chief, World Magazine and World News Group
. . . a wake-up call for Christian men to live lives worthy and pleasing to God.
—ANDRE THORNTON: Former professional baseball player
. . . will be better equipped to finish strong and fulfill God’s purposes for your life.
—JOHN BECKETT: Chairman and primary owner of The Beckett Companies
Wherever you are in your spiritual walk, you’ll appreciate Newton’s well-structured approach. If you’re like me, you’re likely to say, “I could use that.”
—JOEL BELZ: Founder of God’s World Publications
Bill shows us, step by step, how to commit to finishing strong.
—BILL TRUAX: Owner of TRUFIELD ENTERPRISES, Inc.
About the author
Bill Newton is a pastor with a heart to “help men grow up”—to see men transform from acting good to being godly. Long before he stood behind the pulpit, Bill was playing and coaching football, flying over 250 combat missions in Vietnam, graduating from Harvard Business School, working on Wall Street, buying and selling businesses, raising a family, and the list goes on. In other words, Bill has been there, done that. But while his bio sounds impressive, Bill’s story is not one of win after win. His story is one in which God graciously allowed him many opportunities to fail, learn, and recover. Find out more at Bill’s website, billnewton.us.
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