I had to have it.

All the posts on this blog somehow relate to running, more often than not a lot of those posts also relate to the spiritual side of my running.

I don’t push my faith on anyone and have many friends in my life who are either another religion or do not believe in the existence of God. I used to shy away from even speaking about religion, but was really touched when studying the Bible last year. Why did I care about offending my readers by speaking about Christ, but I was not concerned with how Christ felt about me not speaking about Him?
So if I offend you when I talk about where my strength comes from, I am sorry. I truly am. My intention is never to harm. I won’t however say I will stop, because I won’t. If you want to know the whole truth about how my times keep getting faster, how I can train for marathons with 1 kid, 2 kids, or 3 kids then I have to include the part about my spiritual journey. My running is only half the story, my relationship with Christ the other half and without Him there would be no other half called running.

I was very excited when the opportunity arose to review The Runner’s Devotional. Running and God? Yes please.

I have not read the whole devotional, but I feel that I can acurrately review it. I wanted to read the whole thing before I opened the cover, but once I started reading it, I wanted to treasure this little gem for a whole year.

If you have ever read or started to read a devotional, you probably know that if it does not grab you in the first couple of days, it was a waste of money. It should not feel like a chore to read. It should feel like something you enjoy reading. I enjoy this book.

The authors Dana Niesluchowski, and Dave Veerman have run marathons – they understand fitness. Dana is a mom to a young son. I feel like I can connect with them.

The book is broken up into 52 weeks, with a training log space after every week. You can read a whole week at once or you can read some each day according to their suggested way to divide it up. There are stories, there are Bible passages, there are sections on The Runner, The Race, The Result and *Think It Through* section, which is one of my favorites.

My copy is already strewn with highlighted sections, which means you know I love it.

If you are a Christian runner or runner who wants to learn more about Christ you will enjoy this devotional!

Questions? If you want to read an excerpt from the book you can do so on Amazon.com

Note: Tyndale House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book. I was not paid for this review and the opinions are my own.


  1. On my way to check it out now! God and running?? Love!

  2. I’ve been anticipating this book ever since accidentally stumbling into the FB page before it was released. Can’t wait to read it!

  3. Dorothy…new reader here! Glad to know that we have something in common – being sister’s in Christ!! Just checking out your blog – you are one fast momma!! What a gift!

  4. Thanks for sharing, sounds like a great devotional!

  5. I hadn’t seen this before. Thank you for sharing! Awesome post, by the way. :)

  6. Thanks for sharing. Will definitely check it out!!

  7. interesting.
    and now Im wondering if the world needs me to write a Jewish companion to this amazing book :)

    see? I am a misfit!

  8. I hadn’t heard of this book before, but it sounds really good. I’m excited to check it out. Thank you for sharing!

  9. that sounds fantastic! I’ll have to check it out.

  10. LOVE it!! I so want this devotional now!

  11. I definitely want to check it out. Thanks for the post. :)

  12. So glad to see this! You can draw so many parallels to running and faith…I’d love to check this book out and add it in to time spent with God. Thanks for the review!

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