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In these 90 daily readings, you'll find courage and inspiration to run the good race from an Olympic silver medalist and U.S. Congressman. Weaving together engaging personal stories and those of historical and biblical figures, Congressman Ryun will inspire you to rise to the task of maintaining courage, integrity and fortitude no matter what the circumstances. Emphasizing strong family values, The Courage to Run will offer a challenging life application to help you make course corrections in your life and stay on track, while inspiring you to finish strong in the race of life.
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Congressman Jim Ryun knows firsthand what it means to battle adversity. In his third Olympic Games, he was tripped by another runner and knocked unconscious. Rather than considering himself a failure, Ryun, now inducted into the Track and Field Hall of Fame, has continued to run the race of life with courage and integrity. In these 60 devotional readings, Ryun and his sons invite you to consider your own life journey, and offer practical principles to live by that will help you negotiate the bumps and hurdles along the way. Through personal anecdotes and stories from history and Scripture, you’ll be encouraged to risk and to be obedient to what God calls you to do. Discover how small beginnings can lead to great achievements. Find out why it’s important to have a game plan and to stick with it. Each inspiring reading will challenge you to think about your own goals and motivations, and make needed course corrections. These engaging, character-building devotions will inspire you to new levels of achievement!
“Jim Ryun has written a though-provoking and timely book of inspiration. Jim’s real-life stories and practical insights are compelling. This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to go deeper in his or her faith commitment. It is also a great read for anyone searching for meaning in life. And who among us is not on that journey? Your life will be impacted by Jim Ryun’s message.”
–Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel, The American Center for Law and Justice
JIM RYUN is serving his fifth term in Congress, representing the Second Congressional District of Kansas. While serving as the founder and president of Jim Ryun Sports, Inc., a public relations company, Jim traveled across the country acting as a product development consultant, marketing products and promoting awareness of various charities. Jim achieved national acclaim as a track and field star while a high school student in Wichita. In 1965, Jim set the male High School Mile Record of 3:55.3 – a record that stood for 36 years. Jim participated in three summer Olympic games in 1964, 1968, and 1972, winning a silver medal in the 1500 meter run in 1968. Jim also held the World Record in the mile, 1500 meters, and 880 yards. He and his wife, Anne, have four adult children and make their home in Lawrence, Kansas.
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