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The Race: Life's Greatest Lesson [Hardcover]

Dee Groberg

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An inspirational, illustrated poem follows the story of a boy who falls repeatedly in a footrace and dreads his father's disappointment, but finds the courage to persevere when he remembers his father's words of encouragement. 50,000 first printing.

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And as I start to hang my head In front of failure's face, My downward fall is broken by The memory of a race. Read the first page
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5.0 out of 5 stars Does it really matter how you Start? 28 Jan 2007
By Deremiah *CPE - Published on Amazon.com
This is an exciting book that young and old, Black and White, executive and mailroom, or Blue collar and white collar workers can truly enjoy. It's great for a visual age like ours as it's full of page after page of lovely pictures and easily written so that it's user friendly and bursting with intrigue for all ages.

"The Race" kind of grows on you as you read it again and again. It's a great night time story for adults and children. Or find yourself reading it as an eye opener at a Boardroom meeting with executives.

It get's to the heart of these questions.

Does it really matter how you start?

or Matter if you WIN?

Does it matter how you run?

Or matter if you End?

This story is full of hope,

for those who've missed their way.

Or those who've given up long before,

the dawn of a new day.

Fight on and never quit,

Wipe the tear drops from your face!

It matters not whether you win or lose,

but if you're in "The Race".


Dee Groberg & Mac Anderson deserve a lot of credit for putting together this most informative book. It deals with a story all of us can relate to about being involved in a Race. You can learn some very important lessons from this book full of paradox and awesome ambiguity. Adults loved it and I've personally read it to over 55 children I mentor who all throught it was the bomb! You'll find it very thought provoking and worthy of giving to countless friends as a gift...it's cheaper than a McDonald's or Starbucks gift card with a longer shelf life less calories and no aftertaste. But please don't believe a word I'm saying get it and read it for yourself! I liked it so I'm giving it away.

Is there anything else I can do for you?

Your Servant,

Deremiah, *CPE
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star 5 July 2014
By J. Edwards - Published on Amazon.com
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The book is very encouraging.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! 12 Jan 2014
By MATT WILLIAMS - Published on Amazon.com
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An inspiring poem that encourages you to keep trying! Helps you redefine failure in the context of never giving up!
5.0 out of 5 stars My Favorite Book 2 Jan 2014
By Christina Gonzalez - Published on Amazon.com
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I became familiar with The Race in 2009 while attending a convention in OK City. Stedman Graham was the motivational speaker and he quoted the entire book from memory. It is a wonderful book to give as a gift to those who are feeling down, those about to embark on a difficult life journey, or anyone who needs a pick-me-up! I have given over a dozen copies away!
5.0 out of 5 stars great motivational story 6 Jan 2013
By mom of 4! - Published on Amazon.com
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The first time I heard this story was at a seminar and it brought me to tears. I then purchased a copy for all of my employees. VERY motivational and heartfelt. LOVE it.
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