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.
In this lively combination memoir/travel narrative, Dr. Scheffer provides both cultural/historical, and ethnographical description, while recounting numerous personal incidents in his and his wife’s life, and offering stories of the lives and events of people they encountered around them. This book provides a fascinating record of a huge, unique event in human history, told with the personal touch of the author’s direct experience.
In this Memoir, Terzian’s aspirations to attend college meet parents’ refusal, flaring her yearnings even more. Consequently she quits her home in Cairo to work with the United Nations (UN) World Health Organization in Alexandria. Five years later she accepts a UN assignment in Congo, where civil war is rampant. She endures the rigors of expatriation, meanwhile saving funds for her college tuition. She also travels to eighteen countries across three continents for vacation and to visit her scattered family: cousin in Holland, brother in Armenia, and new relatives there, descendants of survivors from the Armenian genocide during World War I. While she is still in Yerevan, Comrade Khrushchev is overthrown. She manages to slip out of the Soviet Union safely and visit several countries in Africa on her way back to Congo. She returns to Leopoldville on board a plane commandeered by mercenaries! Her struggles continue.
Tertian’s “Politically Homeless. . .” publication in 2015 has so far caught the attention of three entities:
- Women of Distinction Magazine is looking forward to featuring you and your article. It will now be noted “Recipient of the 2016 Excellence Award ....”
- The Honors Department of The International Women's Leadership Association (IWLA) selected Mary Terzian for her outstanding leadership skills, commitment to her profession and contributions her community.
- Continental Who'sWho has awarded a plaque to Mary Terzian as "Pinnacle Professional Member" inducted into Continental's Who's Who circle.
Additional information about the book and the author can be found online at Amazon.com, and other digital stores as well as at www.maryterzian.com; Authorsden.com/maryterzian; Whittierwriters. wordpress.com/author/MaryTerzian. She is active on Facebook and Linked-in.