Two out of Twenty-Five Books-
This is a quick and easy read by a talented runner. Burfoot is the winner of the 1968 Boston Marathon and has been an editor for Runner’s World magazine since 1978. Clearly, he has a lot of running wisdom to share in this book. Throughout the book he discusses the essential traits of a runner and what it takes to accomplish the goals you set for yourself. “The most important thing I learned is that there is only one running in this race, and that is me.” The five essential traits are patience, balance, stotanism (toughness), respect, and humility. He also shares some of the names of the greatest runners of all time. Throughout reading the book I have learned the importance of taking time to slow down while running and enjoy the scenery, savor a great conversation, and embrace the sound of nature. “What can I do right now to make myself a better, happier, healthier person?”
The book Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas does an outstanding job challenging our “perspectives” and “purpose” of marriage and focuses on what purpose God has for marriage. God has designed marriage to be sacred between a man and wife and through marriage we become closer to Christ. This book is a great read for husbands and wives. “Marriage is a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week committment.” The struggles and challenges a husband and wife face are the tickets into a deeper Christian way of living. “Communication is the blood of marriage that carries vital oxygen into the heart of romance.” Your marriage is more than a sacred covenant with another person. “Marriage is a spiritual discipline designed to help you know God better, trust him more fully, and love him more deeply. ” I would recommend this to couples who are preparing for marriage and those who have been married for 1, 4, 10, 16, 20, 50… years. The book will help you focus on YOUR relationship with Christ and what YOU can bring forth to make your marriage thrive.