Contending With Horses
An AuthobiographyBook - 2009
If youve ever felt like you were really contending with forces that were frightening in their strength, overwhelming in their power and crushing in your attempts to deal with them, then you must read this autobiography - Contending With Horses. Before he was even retired, Bob Wahl had accomplished enough to fill several lifetimes. After leaving home at 17 with just $1.75 in his pocket,he went on to establish ministries across Europe, make fortunes in several unique businesses, tinker in countless others, and raise a successful family.Contending With Horses is the story behind this remarkable life. The firstpart of this powerful autobiography traces Wahls heritage back to sixteenth-century Holland, and follows his lineage to Prussia, Russia, Ukraine, and finally Canada. The narrative then shifts to Wahls upbringing in a hardscrabble Canadian Mennonite family in the 1930s and 40s.What follows is a journey that will see him receive an education far from his rural home, move overseas to spread the word of God, and try his hand as a salesman as he struggles to take care of his family.But on the road to success, he will encounter incredible obstacles, witness crushing business defeat, battle depression, disappointment with his church and face his greatest enemy head-on: self-doubt.Contending With Horses is a moving portrait of a life lived fully through some of the best and worst times. It unveils the authors deepest despairs as well as the ecstasy of reaching the highest pinnacle of success in ministry and business.And it explores the traits necessary to keep getting up after being knocked down time and again.
Publisher: Denver, CO : Outskirts Press, Inc., c2009
Branch Call Number: 289.7092 WAH 2009
Characteristics: 314 p. : ill