If you've ever asked yourself, Is this all there is? this book will give you a new perspective. Motivational speaker and Senior Vice President of the Orlando Magic, Pat Williams, draws on his own life experiences and those of his friends and acquantainces. Many of whom have attained all the money, fame and power anyone could want, yet feel empty and joyless without the knowledge of their Creator. Don't waste your life pursuing the wrong things, but seek wisdom to find what is worth living, and dying for.
ISBN: 9780830753239 ISBN-13: 9780830753239 Availability: In Stock
After speaking on teaching and influencing young people at a student gathering in Texas, Pat Williams received an email from a high school coach who had heard his talk. Coach McCall's email stated that every kid who’s growing up is dying to live his life. But as people get older, instead of dying to life, they start living to die. His closing thought is What are you dying for? Unable to escape this question, author and professional sports veteran Pat Williams invites readers to ask, When my days on earth are over, will I discover that I have wasted my life on meaningless things that have no lasting and eternal value? Most people are living for four things fortune, status, power or pleasure. Just as there are four false reasons for living our lives, there are four true, meaningful and satisfying reasons for living, and for dying. These give purpose and value to our lives, so that we can know our lives have eternal significance. If you died tomorrow, what would people say? Jesus’ statement in answer is Whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it. Starting here, Pat gives a powerful, practical and encouraging plan for how to live a life that truly matters, and to leave a legacy that never dies.
PAT WILLIAMS is Senior Vice President of the Orlando Magic, the NBA team he co-founded in 1987. He has been involved in professional sports for over 45 years and has been affiliated with NBA teams in Chicago, Atlanta and Philadelphia, including the 1983 World Champion 76ers. He is one of America’s top motivational speakers and is the author of 44 books, including Go for the Magic, How to Be Like Jesus, The Paradox of Power, Coaching Your Kids to Be Leaders and The Warrior Within. Pat lives with his wife, Ruth, in Winter Park, Florida. He is the father of 19 children, including 14 adopted from 4 foreign countries.