The subtitle of Run to Win is, as the subtitle indicates, about “the lifelong pursuits of a godly man.” What is also about is a favorite theme of author Tim Challies – discipleship, and specifically, the discipline of discipleship.
Challies starts with the metaphor of a race, the metaphor St. Paul used in his first letter to the Corinthians: Run to win the race. The city of Corinth was home to the Isthmian Games, and they would have easily understood the metaphor. It’s a metaphor equally familiar today to nations worldwide.
This is the basic stuff of the Christian faith, but the times call for an understanding of the basics. And Run to Win describes these basics in easy-to-understand language.
Challies is an author, blogger, and book reviewer, and blogs daily at . He’s the author of six books on discipleship, theology, and Christian living, including Run to Win, and a founder of . He lives in suburban Toronto, Canada.