Written by John Van Pay

Narrated by Michael Lenz

7 hours, 26 minutes

Released 1/4/2018

Christian Living

Salem Books



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Your faith is a long-distance run, Pastor John Van Pay tells us: an everyday endeavor to follow Jesus that will sometimes feel impossible, even painful. Faith is not always a comfort; it is often demanding. Living your faith means never giving up, but always surrendering - surrendering to Jesus Christ and the great purpose of God.

To give us strength, Van Pay retells the inspirational stories of 20 believers in the Bible who persisted, endured, and thrived in their faith by applying the fundamental principles of endurance running to the single most important journey - the journey to loving and following God.


John Van Pay is the founding and lead pastor of Gateway Fellowship Church in San Antonio, Texas, the fastest growing church in America in 2016, according to Outreach Magazine. He has finished seventy endurance events, including the IRONMAN TRIATHLON. John, his wife, Stephanie, and their three children live in Helotes, Texas.


Mike Lenz has been a professional voice talent for over 10 years, working with clients on audiobook narration, audio coursebooks, eLearning projects, corporate and web-based videos, and commercials.  When he's not recording for clients, Mike enjoys hosting a local TV talk show and interviewing amazing and inspiring people from all areas of the voice-over industry on the Mike Lenz Voice-Over Podcast on iTunes. 

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