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Running on Faith: The Principles, Passion, and Pursuit of a Winning Life Hardcover – August 24, 2010
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“Running on Faith is a triumph! Jason Lester is proof that as one wise man said, “Triumph is when you try and add a little umph! Jason Lester shows us ALL that you can achieve whatever you put your mind body and soul into!” (Rev Run, author of Words of Wisdom: Daily Affirmations of Faith from Run's House to Yours)
“Jason’s story is a must read! It is a true testimony of the human spirit and confirmation that we all have so much more in us than we may believe. The challenges he conquered will create a shift in your life” (Tyrese Gibson, singer and actor)
“I stand humbled and enamored of the triumph that Jason has made of his life. It is his dedication and determination that impresses me. He has made an art of his sport and of his life. His life inspires mine.” (Stephen Holland, official sports artist of the Los Angeles Kings)
“Lester has written his book with the belief that ‘if someone applies just one of the lessons in it, it will help them find their purpose.’ The path he’s travelled to reveal his purpose in life hasn’t been easy. But he’s learned to view adversity as a challenge.” (West Hawaii Today)
“Jason Lester is proof that a dysfunctional home, physical trauma and personal loss aren’treasons to quit on life.” (Charisma Magazine)
“You’ll be encouraged and inspired by his miraculous story as well as learn how to achieve a true competitor’s mindset over adversity...Jason’s story is truly remarkable, proof of what dedication, heart, and a never-say-quit attitude can create.” (The Christian Critic)
“Athlete and author Jason Lester didn’t let his paralyzed arm stop himfrom achieving his goal of becoming an Ultraman. His inspiring storywill motivate you to push harder in life and believe that you can doanything.” (Guideposts)
“His life is an excellent example of what can happen when someone decides togo for a dream and refuses to give up.” (The Beach Reporter)
“...a powerful, motivating read with lessons anyone can benefit from in their own life.” (examiner.com (Dallas edition))
“We all push our bodies and minds, but sometimes you want to quit. You won’t want to quitagain after reading this book.” (Serious Running Blog)
“Drawing on faith, Lester managed to keep going…and going…and going.” (weareaustin.com)
About the Author
Jason Lester is one of the world's finest physically challenged extreme athletes. He is the first male triathlete to win ESPN's ESPY award, winning in 2009 for best male athlete with a disability. He has competed in more than seventy races, including the Arizona Ironman, Western Australia Ironman, Hawaii Ironman World Championship, Ultraman Canada, and Ultraman World Championship in Hawaii. He lives and trains in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
Top Customer Reviews
I would have loved to know how he found God and what that journey was and how it played in his eventual success. There was nothing about the years between his accident at 12 and life until he discovered Ultraman. That was just missing for me. I also struggled with his notion of the end justifies the means. That is he, in passing, mentions he suddenly has a wife and daughter, no mention of how that came about or how long; he makes the decision to get divorced because Ultraman is his calling. That would teach that your vocation is more important than your family? Doesn't work for me for inspiration.
All that matters to him is Ultraman and I have never suffered such an injury so I don't know what you go through. I know that from the book Jason is committed and is getting feeling back in his damaged arm. I respect the achievement but feel this is as much a Ultraman story as it is inspiration. Just me ...
If you are looking for Faith and Inspiration in a religious aspect - this is not the book for you. If you are looking for great stories of Triathlon races and incredible feats of conquering adversity - this is the book for you.
Sorry for the poor review - the book just did not match the title.
Not only is Jason's story truly inspiring, but he also really gets down to the "how-to's" of making one's dream a reality. With logical advice that comes from Jason's hard-won wisdom, the path to realizing one's aspirations becomes clearer. I can say without any reservations that having read "Running on Faith" I am definitely more confident about accomplishing my goals because I have a clear game plan, thanks to the well rounded, tried and true, wise lessons that Jason shares in this book. I feel truly blessed to have read this book and I will be recommending it to all of my friends and family--whether they be athletes, writers, musicians or anything else--they can all benefit from such sage advice as is found in "Running on Faith".
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you need inspiration. If you need motivation. If you want to read an emotional story about a person and an athlete this is a good pick.Published 7 months ago by Kindle Customer
An inspiritional read which one won't be able to put down until you've read the entire book! I loved it:)Published on December 15, 2013 by Michele Ululani Gandeza
I enjoyed Jason's story as a runner and woman of faith. His amazing will to succeed and God's grace in his life is evident in this inspiring story.Published on September 29, 2013 by Amazon Customer
The story is fantastic and very motivating to any athlete, but as a writer he jumps around a lot and losses interest on a lot of the book. Read morePublished on July 17, 2013 by rwakes
A great book....easy to read! Reading this made me realize that nothing is impossible! I would recommend this book to anyone.Published on July 8, 2013 by Ann
Amazing I loved it never give up I wish he would write another the best book about God loved itPublished on March 20, 2013 by Ronald J. Kozmer
Imagine swimming over six miles without the use of one of your arms. Jason lester did this and also biked 261.4 miles and ran 52.4 miles. Read morePublished on November 7, 2012 by Rebecca of Amazon
This book is so inspiring I could not put it down. Jason Lester's life and physical pursuits are astounding! Read morePublished on November 2, 2012 by Erin Fellez
This book is the perfect book for any running enthusiast, or anyone searching for some inspiration. Jason motivates and his stories are easy to read. Read morePublished on April 14, 2012 by RaeRunLove