Run and not be Weary

Dr Karen WorsellSKU: RNW7346 ISBN: 9781846257346



It has been a lifelong desire of mine to become a runner. This book includes my personal story of seeking to fulfil that desire in my sixties, with a long history of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. While endeavouring to realize this ambition, my thoughts have frequently turned to the far more important desire in my life: to run the race that God has set before me and to ‘finish my course with joy’ (Acts 20:24). The Bible often likens the Christian life to running a race, and considering these Scriptural truths has been a real spur and help to me as I persevere in my spiritual race. Each chapter of the book deals with a different aspect of learning to run and looks at the Biblical parallels about running the Christian race that have consequently become more real to me; I trust that these lessons will be of help to you also.


Dr Karen Worsell studied Medicine at Birmingham University, and spent almost 20 years as a General Practitioner in the North West of England. She retired early on health grounds in 2002 after developing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME. Karen has been married to her husband Michael for 40 years; they have two grown-up children and eight grandchildren. She has been a member of Milnrow Evangelical Church for most of her married life and is also involved in mission work with United Beach Missions/Christian Answer. She enjoys art, spending time with her family, and running!


“How do we keep going in the Christian life? It seems to get tougher as the years go by! How helpful then is Karen Worsell’s wonderful book urging us to ‘run the race marked out for us’. She helpfully draws on her own experiences as one who seeks to run regularly with the challenge of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and all firmly anchored in Scripture. Read this and ladle encouragement into your soul..’

Mike Mellor, Pastor, Evangelist and author, Bournemouth, England

‘This is a gentle, warm, wise book, blending personal experience with spiritual truth in a way that is sure to help and encourage anyone wanting to run the Christian race with perseverance.’

Luke Jenner, Pastor, Grace Baptist Church, Halifax, England

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