Dallas and the Spitfire: An Old Car, an Ex-Con, and an Unlikely Friendship - eBook  -     By: Ted Kluck, Dallas Jahncke
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Bethany House / 2012 / ePub

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 9781441270146
ISBN-13: 9781441270146
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Publisher's Description

A Suburban Dad and an Ex Con Show What Discipleship Looks Like

Ted is an educated thirty-something father of two who's been going to church his whole life. Dallas is a twenty-one-year-old former cocaine addict with a prison record who has recently become a Christian. When they agree to meet regularly for "discipleship," they know that chatting once a week in a coffee shop just won't cut it. Instead, they decide to get to know each other while restoring an old Triumph Spitfire. Filled with surprises and humor, Dallas and the Spitfire tells a gripping story of two lives changed, and along the way gives readers a new model for men's ministry.

Author Bio

Ted Kluck is an award-winning author and freelance writer. He has written seven books and his work has appeared in such places as ESPN the Magazine and Christianity Today. He's also the author of the ebook Jeremy Lin: Faith, Joy, and Basketball. His first book won a Christianity Today Book of the Year award. Ted lives in Grand Ledge, Michigan, with his wife and two sons.

Dallas Jahncke is 21 years old, has attempted suicide three times, and has been in jail twice, but is today sober, productive, and attending Bible college. He is a member of University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan.

Publisher's Weekly

Kluck, an award-winning author (Why We Love the Church), teams with an ex-con he is mentoring in this odd-couple Same Kind of Different as Me feel-alike. The two men decide to fix up a vintage Triumph Spitfire in order to bond as Christian men. “I suck at working on cars. In fact, check that, I’ve never worked on a car,” Kluck writes. But Jahncke has, and so the book chronicles how they buy a broken-down sports car and bring it roaring back to life over a year of friendship, trials, and triumphs of their own. Jahncke is new to writing, but the tattooed ex-con recovering addict writes vividly (“If you have ever romanced coke yourself, you know she’s a high maintenance girl”), but also more reverently than Kluck, whose cheeky banter comes with footnotes used to squirrel away humor. The book is less about a car than about the lasting friendship that forms between the men. Despite a few flaws, the authors have put together a triumph. Agent: Andrew Wolgemuth. (Apr.)2012 Reed Business Information

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  1. Germantown, MD
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Strong relational message - especially for men
    May 10, 2014
    Germantown, MD
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I bought this book primarily for 2 reasons - it was on sale and I thought it was fiction. (I frequently buy books and if I like them, then I give them to my husband to read- and it sounded like something he might like. I grew up with a dad who bought and sold used cars as a small side business and I have always liked cars.) I was surprised to learn it was not fiction, but I was interested so I began reading it. It took a little getting into but then I couldn't put it down. I loved the relationship between the Dallas and Ted and Ted's family, and Ted's persistence in not giving up. My husband has been in men's Bible studies/small groups for about 20 years and I just thought this would be such a great book for a small group. When he started to read it he also seemed to take a little time to get into it, but as he did he also loved it, and we have about 10 friends we would like to give it too. Highly recommend!!!!!
  2. AR
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Discipleship in action
    October 21, 2013
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 3
    I bought this book because God has moved me to a new location to work with a group of recovering drug addicts and alcoholics for the first time in my life. I had no background, training, or experience in this, and I had no idea this was coming until two months before it happened. However, this year God has taught me that when you tell Him to use you any way He wants - and you truly mean it - you had better get out of the way because He is going to do exactly that!

    This year I have come to truly love a dozen men with a past unlike anything I have ever even imagined. They have become family in a very real sense. While I am not involved in counselling them or going through any "12 step" program, I am very involved in their lives and just loving them.

    From what I read about this book, I thought it sounded like what my husband and I were doing here among these men. Well, we are not building a car - but we are eating with them every week, fishing with them, etc. So I was interested in the book.

    It was not quite what I was expecting. For one thing the writer was not as different from Dallas as I am from the men with whom I am working: he related to Dallas a lot more often than I would have expected. Not that this is necessarily a bad thing - just not what I was expecting. In fact it might have been a good thing (I have been there, I understand, you can get past this) if the author did not seem to still be struggling with so many of the same issues. I wish he had been a little stronger. However, he WAS able to help Dallas, and at times Dallas was able to help him. (And the author was not having issues with addictions - just problems common to many of us trying to grow up in this world.)

    I loved the idea of two guys restoring an old car - there is just something about guys and cars. And it was great that Dallas had something to offer to the relationship that made him shine - that gave him the opportunity to contribute and be the one with the answers. And yeah - sometimes the wife and family really will take a backseat to the situation. So it was a real life, believable account of one man mentoring another and both being better for it.

    Yes, it is worth the read. I even bought extra copies to share, and I think they will be great gifts!
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