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Before The Thunder Rolls: Devotions For NASCAR fans [Paperback]

By Dale Beaver (Author), Jimmie Johnson (Foreword by) & Ryan Newman (Foreword by)
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NASCAR races are broadcast in over 150 countries to 75 million fans who purchase over $2 billion in annual licensed product sales. In Before the Thunder Rolls, former Motor Racing Outreach Chaplain Dale Beaver reaches for the hearts and souls of these fans. From his years with the Sprint Cup Series, he offers inspirational insights and anecdotes about individual racers and crew members, including Dale Jarrett, Ward Burton, Bobby Labonte, Ryan Newman, Jimmy Spencer, Bill Elliott, Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, and others. Each makes profound and often witty connections between the behind-the-scenes details of stock-car racing and the Christian life. Before the Thunder Rolls shares with racing fans: *An insider's look into each critical stage of the racing experience, from "It Starts in the Shop" to "Off the Truck," from "How Did We Qualify?" to "Final Inspection," finishing with *"Staying on Track off the Track" *Scripture selections related to these pivotal moments in the racing experience Spiritual tools for facing each day In addition, the book concludes with the never-before-published eulogy preached at the funeral of one of racing's legends the late, great Dale Earnhardt Sr.!!

Forewords by Jimmie Johnson and Ryan Newman! "The writer to Hebrews tells us that life is like a race and, like the Daytona 500, it's a race of endurance as much as speed." -from Chapter One "We Don't Just Show Up" What started as southeastern regional entertainment has grown to become the second-most popular professional sport in America.


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Inspirational insights gleaned from the popular sport of stock-car racing, authored by the former Nextel Cup series chaplain, Dale Beaver. Featuring anecdotes about the racers and crew members, all of whom make profound and witty connections between the behind-the-scenes details of the sport to the Christian life. Includes the eulogy preached at the funeral of the late, great Dale Earnhardt Sr.!

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  • CBA Retailers - 09/01/2007 page 72

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Judson Press
Pages   109
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.94" Width: 5.1" Height: 0.32"
Weight:   0.4 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 1, 2007
Publisher   Judson Press
ISBN  0817015213  
ISBN13  9780817015213  

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Beaver Takes the Pole Position  Mar 3, 2009
Not many of us drive race cars for a living, but almost all of us drive a car everyday. That's why these illustrations and anecdotes are timely--Dale helps the reader apply God's word in everyday situations, even if you don't know a camshaft from a carburetor. Written in an accessible, conversational style, you'll feel like you're having a cup of coffee with a great friend who will speak truth into your life. And as you read, there's a good chance that the thunder of God will roll in your life as you hear Him speak to your heart. One can only hope we will hear more from Dale Beaver!
An abiding expression of deepest faith, and also a respectful tribute to the many people who make NASCAR possible.  Mar 3, 2008
The true-life testimony of former Motor Racing Outreach chaplain Dale Beaver, Before the Thunder Rolls: Devotions for NASCAR Fans is part retrospective memoir, part devotional. Beaver offers spiritual insights, as well as enthralling true anecdotes about individual races and crew members including Dale Jarrett, Ward Burton, Tony Stewart, Ryan Newman, Jimmy Spencer and more. "The electricity in the race day air is more than addictive - it is downright hypnotic! Typically I rise early on those mornings to gather a group of television production workers for a predawn devotion and prayer service... For a few moments we recognize God's presence with us, pray for each other, and read a portion of Holy Scripture." 'Pit Notes' at the close of each chapter ask the reader hard questions and offer ways in which to open one's soul more fully to God. An abiding expression of deepest faith, and also a respectful tribute to the many people who make NASCAR possible.
Jesus Insights With The NASCAR Life  Nov 26, 2007
Pastor Dale Beaver has done an excellent job of revealing the insights of Jesus, with a fans point of view, in every day life applications as related to NASCAR and the many personalities involved in it.
The Bible references are a great help and provide great understanding and meaning to God's Word. I am sorry that it is limited to twenty-five short chapters (days). I am sure he has some great stories to relate to with his sermons.
God's Word in the High Groove  Nov 25, 2007
Dale Beaver is an incredibly gifted storyteller. He has a special "down home" way of tying real life to the nuts and bolts of God's message and will for us. "Before the Thunder Rolls" uses NASCAR racing as a metaphor to explain biblical teaching like no other book. It's an eye-opener for anyone in racing -- from the stars in the driver's seats, to the teams in race shops and the loyal fans in the stands who hear "that" thunder streaking by at 200 miles per hour. A must read for anyone seeking real power.


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