Judson Press Book Illustrates Connections between NASCAR and Christian Faith

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Judson Press Book Illustrates Connections between NASCAR and Christian Faith

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/15/14)—Faith in the Fast Lane: How NASCAR Found Jesus by Chad Bonham is Judson Press’s new book on NASCAR racing. For fans, this book is unlike any other. Partly historical and partly inspirational, this volume will fuel your enthusiasm for the sport and your faith.

Taking you on a journey from motor racing’s roots in the days of Prohibition and moonshine through NASCAR culture today, author and sports journalist Chad Bonham offers candid stories about how the faith movement has been active in the sport, then and now.

This work features interviews with well-known personalities, including: Justin Allgaier, Mark Martin, Bobby Allison, Andy Petree, Trevor Bayne, Richard Petty, Brad Daugherty, Dr. Jerry Punch, Ned Jarrett, Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Matt Kenseth, and Darrell Waltrip.

Full of rich accounts, this book contains an up-close and personal look into the NASCAR “family” and reveals many stories of faith and spirituality amid the speed and competition. Ultimately, Faith in the Fast Lane: How NASCAR Found Jesus hopes to reveal to fans a little about themselves through the lens of the celebrated yet essentially human world of stock car racing.

About the Author: Chad Bonham has been working in mass media for more than 20 years. He has written for such publications as CCM, Christian Retailing, Charisma, Today’s Christian, Ministries Today, New Man, Sports Spectrum, Faith and Friends, and Gospel Today. He has covered NASCAR extensively, including interviews with Sam Hornish Jr., Kyle Petty, Geoff Bodine, Morgan Shepherd, Brad Coleman, David Ragan, and Tony Stewart. Chad has authored or contributed significantly to 10 published books. He and his wife, Amy, live in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, with their three young children. They are active members at Hope Church where Chad is intricately involved in youth and worship ministry.

Founded in 1824, Judson Press is a publishing ministry of the American Baptist Home Mission Societies, American Baptist Churches USA. It is committed to producing Christ-centered leadership resources for the transformation of individuals, congregations, communities, and cultures. To order call 800-458-3766 or visit www.judsonpress.com.

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