Released in the UK May 2019
Released in the US May 2019
Large trade paperback | 224 Pages
9781527103375 • £9.99 $12.99
BISAC – REL012120
Our lives are finite. There is a date and time when they will come to an end. But with people living longer, many of us will have a number of years where our professional work is done, our children are grown, and our schedules are more flexible. Will we spend these last days pressing on towards the finishing line, keeping our eyes on the prize, like Caleb and Paul? Or will our hearts be distracted by the pleasures of this world like Solomon and Lot? Read on, and discover how those who lived long ago encourage us to finish well today.
Michael has been married over 40 years, has four children, two more by marriage, four grand treasures, and Flannery the puppy. A Georgetown University graduate, he has worked for the IRS, for his church as a pastor and administrator, then as an IT manager. He currently teaches English as a Second Language. He and his wife, Margaret, live in the Washington, DC, area.
Black is not suggesting that a genuine Christian can lose salvation at the end, but he is highlighting the danger of slipping away from the zeal that marked a good beginning. This book challenges the reader; it will convict; it will comfort and encourage. It will also warn about becoming complacent.
Retired Minister, Kingsview Christian Centre, Inverness
Through humor, personal candor and biblical illustrations, Michael Black takes readers on a journey to understand that the end of their lives is determined by every minute leading up to that pivotal moment. I highly recommend it for taking stock of your current fruitfulness and purpose in your life, to re–orient yourself to entering the joy of your Master.
Conference Speaker and Author of Radical Womanhood: Feminine Faith in a Feminist World
… challenges us to ensure that our love is rooted in Jesus, and to make our love for him our greatest treasure. It leaves us with a glorious vision of heaven that will motive us to press on and win the prize.
National Director, Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches, Market Harborough, Leicestershire
I felt that I could follow the Lord to the end when I had completed this book. Grace can keep me going … and you too.
Conference Speaker and author, Aberystwyth, Wales