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Texas businessman Mike Fechner had it all. Money. Investments. Prestige. Until he did the unthinkable. He sold his company and poured his life's earnings into a ministry for the poor.
With a strong faith in God at his core, this millionaire turned missionary envisioned a long future serving the urban Dallas poor and the people of poverty-stricken Africa. Then came the unimaginable. Mike was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
What Mike did and how he lived as his life ticked away provide lasting lessons that will prove more valuable to you than any investment, any estate, or any social standing could ever be. And it just might drastically change how you live your life from this day forward.
Number of Pages: 176
Publication Date: 2016
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Mike Fechner had cofounded an urban renewal ministry called H.I.S. BridgeBuilders and sold all he owned to fund it. But at this stage of serving the poor full time, when Mike believed he was doing precisely what God wanted him to do, the unthinkable happened. Mike was diagnosed with terminal cancer and given a year to live.
With his lifes clock now quickly ticking away, in a time of incredible pain and bewilderment, Mike discovered what it meant to truly lose his life for the sake of finding it. Through faith he kept going forward, and encountered a wilder, more adventurous life than he had ever imagined, a life truly given away and truly found.
Lessons on the Way to Heaven is brimming with hope and faith, vision and wisdom. Its a "last lecture" (Randy Pausch) for anyone who wonders what life is all about, whos hurting and needs encouragement, or who wants to discover the secret of living a life that is so good it is beyond belief.
Michael Fechner Jr. is a law student at SMU Dedman School of Law in Dallas, Texas. Throughout his life, he has walked with his father in the streets of South Dallas, learning what it means to serve and love the least. Today he continues to serve in the community that his father worked to change. Michael and his wife, Caitlin, live in Dallas, Texas.
Bob Welch is the author of 12 books, an award-winning columnist, a speaker, and an adjunct professor of journalism at the University of Oregon in Eugene. His articles have been published in inspirational books, including the popular Chicken Soup for the Soul series.