The Promise of the Second Wind: It's Never Too Late to Pursue God's Best (Paperback)
Fresh Fuel for Running the Good Race.
At times we all feel as if we can t go on. Our dreams have faded or crashed. We wake up one day and realize we re just plodding through life. We ve embraced life, but still we wonder what might have been? What happened to our hopes and plans for stronger relationships, greater career success, and lasting achievements? Why have we settled for what" is" instead of striving for what "could be"?
When these conditions or other dilemmas leave you feeling trapped, you are an ideal candidate for one of life's great surprises a second wind.
God wishes to give you such dramatic turnarounds in many areas of life. Just when you think you can t go on, you can tap into the wellspring of God's power and allow him to give your life a jump start. With this newly discovered energy, you can stop your plodding and once again run the race of life with a spirit of exhilaration and joyous abandon.
"From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Bill Butterworth is a full-time speaker who has addressed groups at Disney, Daimler Chrysler, American Express, and megachurches such as Willow Creek Community Church and Saddleback Community Church. He is a recipient of the Hal Holbrook Award for speaking. Bill is a graduate of Florida Bible College, Dallas Theological Seminary, and Florida Atlantic University. He is the former Director of Counseling for Chuck Swindoll s Insight for Living ministry and is the author of several books, including "When Life doesn t Turn Out Like You Planned." Bill lives with his wife in California.
Dean Merrill is the author or coauthor of more than 20 books, including the award-winning, best-selling trilogy with Jim Cymbala, "Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire" and its sequels, "Fresh Faith "and "Fresh Power. "He is the vice president of international publishing for the International Bible Society, a former president of the Evangelical Press Association, and a board member of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. A graduate of Chicago Bible College and Syracuse University, Dean lives with his wife in Colorado."
"This book delivers hope! Everyone needs the refreshing power and strength of a second wind."
-- Lee Strobel, author of A Case for Faith
“In Second Wind, Bill and Dean communicate with the joy that is a natural gift and the wisdom that is earned only by hardship and suffering. When they add to it the guidance of great souls that have gone before us, it becomes a textbook for anyone who ever faced an uphill slope on the path of life.”
–John Ortberg, author of Everybody’s Normal Till You Get To Know Them
“Second Wind will help you renew your strength and get a new grip on your life. Truth and great humor are the hallmarks of this wonderful book of hope and encouragement.”
–Stephen Arterburn, founder of Women of Faith and host of New Life Live
“I have known Bill Butterworth for eighteen years and have seen him running strong, completely winded, and given a Second Wind to run again. In the book he and Dean Merrill have written, Bill speaks not only from his own experience but from the experience of countless others whose strength has been renewed from a Second Wind. So if you have ever felt your legs turn to lead, ever felt your lungs burn with exhaustion, ever felt you couldn’t go another step further, this book will not only lift you up, it will cheer you on.”
–Ken Gire, author of The Divine Embrace, Moments with the Savior, and Windows of the Soul
“For those banged and bruised by life’s first half, for those struggling with who to be and what to do with the thirty ‘bonus years’ twenty-first century people are given, Second Wind is a book of hope and promise.”
–Bob Buford, founder Leadership Network and author of Halftime; Changing Your Game Plan from Success to Significance
“Bill Butterworth makes me laugh, but even more important, he makes me think. Bill is much more than an inspirational speaker, more than a teacher. He is a locomotive of energy, commitment, and faith in our Judeo-Christian principles. No wonder I like him so much.”
–Jack Kemp, former congressman and codirector of Empower America