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There are parallels in the Christian life with those competing in the Olympics. Training and discipline are as important to the life of the Christian as they are to the Olympic competitor. The Christian trains with spiritual lessons learning exercises for walking by faith, stretching by faith, and practicing the discipline of obeying God's will.
Gregg includes planning strategies for running well with specific instructions all stages of life. Using the scriptures as her source the authors gives instructions on getting equipped for the competition beginning with the attire, or what to wear. She then describes the whole armor of God, prayer as our breathing exercise, and being equipped with spiritual gifts.
Facing workouts, suffering, trials, tests, and reproach are all a part of the preparation for the necessary endurance to finish the race well. At the rewards ceremony of the Olympics trophies are presented made of bronze, silver, and gold. These are temporal. In the Christian Olympics the awards include: The Incorruptible Crown, The Crown of Rejoicing, The Crown of Righteousness, The Crown of Life, and the Crown of Glory. These Crowns are eternal.
Gregg's writing is well organized, Biblically sound, inspirational, and challenging. Let the Games Began!
Filled with practical advice and sound tools to help achieve the goal, I was reminded of a LifeWay Vacation Bible School theme a few years ago that had as its motto: "Run, run, run the race...keep, keep, keep the pace...run the race, keep the pace...fix your eyes on Jesus!"
We are in a spiritual competition but it is a marathon, not a sprint towards the finish line. Christians require endurance, (patience) as well as training and discipline to finish well.
It is a practical book, a fast read for the most part, a great little book to add to your library.
Gregg makes connections between the athletes competing in the Olympics with our Christian walk and the importance of competing for the prize. As a believer that prayer is to the spirit what exercise is to the body, I resonated with Gregg's way of helping Christians see themselves as players in the Ultimate Olympic game.
Gregg teaches spiritual lessons and offers practical advice in a challenging way with chapters such as The Training and Discipline, The Workout, and The Closing and Rewards Ceremonies.
An interesting read!
The author, S.E. Gregg, walks you through some battles and gives practical advice on how to handle them. He gives strategies for a healthy marriage and raising children with values.
The rewards for living this life are given at the close of the games. These special crowns the Lord gives us when we get to heaven are all from how we live on this earth.
Throughout the entire book the author uses different Olympic events as examples for your day to day life. Read this book with an open mind and ready to learn heart. You will be encouraged to keep running the race until the games are over!
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The book was not helpful to me. It seemed to be a collection of sermons and not really a book written with a purpose.Published on August 10, 2012 by Rick
What a wonderful description of what the Christian walk should be and why. True and to the point, this book is a marvelous inspiration to the trials and endurance all Christians... Read morePublished on June 12, 2012 by DBas
S. E. Gregg, with a skillful and artistic pen, weaves and illustrates the parallels of the Olympic games to the "Christian Olympics" for our spiritual lives. Read morePublished on May 15, 2010 by Joann Carter
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