Item description for Mountain in My Rearview Mirror: A Guide to Overcoming Overwhelming Obstacles by Bill Butterworth & Bill Butterworth...
Overview One of the most sought-after communicators in venues all over North America, Bill Butterworth has a message for those overwhelmed by lifes many obstacles. Through heart-tugging and hilarious real-life stories, he illustrates practical, biblical principles for living a victorious life. Whether hes struggling to climb a mountain or getting caught stealing baseball cards, recovering from a divorce or duct-taping his glasses to his head (yes, really), Bill has an extraordinary ability to inspire listeners through his blend of humor, wisdom, and practicality. Mountain in my Rearview Mirror encourages listeners to conquer lifes mountains--and offers help and hope along the journey.
Publishers Description Mountains: They're always a challenge, especially if you want to get from point A to point B. If point A for you is fear, despair, guilt, shame, or any combination of heartbreaking life setbacks, getting to point B may seem impossible. That's what Bill Butterworth thought too. But with loving friends and an incredibly loving God as his guide, Bill began a journey that demonstrated no mountain is too big for our heavenly Father. In a one-two punch, Bill uses his story-telling skills to interweave personal humor and biblical wisdom into this engaging and hope-filled audio for anyone facing adversity. From lessons picked up from the church basketball league to those learned duringa wild winter's ride in a convertible, Bill uses his own hilarious anecdotes to shed light on the biblical stories of heroes who had adversities of their own to overcome.
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Format: Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
Studio: Oasis Audio
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2008
Publisher OASIS AUDIO #514
ISBN 159859348X ISBN13 9781598593488
Availability 0 units.
More About Bill Butterworth & Bill Butterworth
Bill Butterworth knows firsthand the process of working through a divorce. His extraordinary ability to blend humor, storytelling, wisdom, and practicality has made him one of the most sought after speakers in venues throughout North America. A graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, he was on the counseling staff of Chuck Swindoll's Insight for Living for seven years and has authored over a dozen books. Bill lives with his wife, Kathi, in Newport Beach, California.
Reviews - What do customers think about Mountain in My Rearview Mirror: A Guide to Overcoming Overwhelming Obstacles?
Interesting and Engaging... May 31, 2008
With stories of physical and emotional triumphs and failures Bill Butterworth shares encouragement and his testimony of God's faithfulness to him through trials and dark, dark nights.
Surprisingly meaty scriptural teachings accompany common sense examples, inspiring stories and humor. The short to-the-point but deep chapters make Mountain a read that would be easily digested in short meals, like a devotional book, or gobbled down in one or two sittings.
With Father's Day right around the corner, Mountain might be something to look into. The sports, the triumphs, the male perspective could be the perfect gift for a man in your life, especially if he is facing a challenge or just conquered one.
Inspiring, appealing, and connecting Feb 9, 2008
Bill Butterworth has climbed his share of mountains, both literal and figurative. He went through a divorce and since he made his living speaking on marriage and family issues, his career was impacted. So he knows what he's talking about when it comes to surviving tough times and climbing mountains of obstacles.
In his easy-to-read-and-relate-to book, Butterworth shares an anecdote from his life, and then follows it with his teaching points and how to apply it in your life. He's transparent and funny and invites you to join him on the journey.
The personal stories are full of humor but Butterworth's talent is in being able to relate them to applicable Bible verses and Scriptural principles. A vignette about a basketball game is a lesson on how to have victory over defeat, peace over discord, and hope over despair. Peer pressure and choices made, and the exhilaration of running through a defensive football line are all mined for lessons Butterworth applies to overcoming obstacles.
Stories stay with us in a way that straight exposition doesn't and Butterworth puts his tales to good use. The book begins with a real climb up Camelback Mountain in Arizona and ends with an exhortation to continue to experience the "thrill of victory," instead of the alternative: "the agony of defeat."
Many of the anecdotes are sure to provoke memories of similar stories from your past. My husband and his brothers often had experiences like the GTO story. An announcement of "FREEZE OUT!" will still be made on occasion. Now they'll know they're not the only ones to do silly things on winter nights.
Mountain In My Rearview Mirror will make a good gift for anyone going through a tough time, though men will find the stories especially appealing. Bill Butterworth writes so men can relate, but he invites women along for the journey as well.
Armchair Interviews says: An inspirational book to be enjoyed by both men and women.