Running God's Spiritual Railroad

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Xulon Press, 2007 - Religion - 156 pages
Riding the Line with God. Chris Howard has been fascinated by railroads his entire life. This fascination led to his weekend volunteer work as a fireman on a steam locomotive operating in the area around Chattanooga, Tennessee. During his time working on Engine 610, Chris discovered many parallels between railroad life and Man's walk with God. With this collection of short stories, he has blended his passions for God and railroads. These tales are filled with thought provoking insights and teachings; yet maintain a simplicity and clarity that all ages can enjoy. So take a ride with Chris on Engine 610, for both the enjoyment of the trip and the fresh insights on our relationship with God and our responsibilities toward others through Him. Chris Howard is a marketing representative for a leading movie, music and book distributor in a large retail chain store setting. On his weekends however the business clothes and PDA are traded in for striped overalls, gloves and a shovel. Chris has had an ongoing passion for trains since he was an infant and in 1995 he began training as a steam locomotive fireman on the Tennessee Valley Railroad in Chattanooga, TN. He enjoys building railroad models, writing, photography, serving others and just watching God at work. He and his wife Regina currently live in a small town in eastern Alabama. They are active members of Word Alive International Outreach in Coldwater, AL. Chris has spoken at several churches on the theme "Running God's Spiritual Railroad" and greatly enjoys his newfound ministry God has blessed him with.
 

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Contents

My Testimony
vii
Introduction
xiii
What It Takes To Run It xvi
17
The Track
21
The Trains
25
Our Train of Cars
29
The Overhaul
35
The Rules of the Road
39
The King of the Hill
89
The Different Colored Engine
95
A Distant Train Can Rattle an Entire Neighborhood
99
The Railroad Sees Americas Backyard
105
Trains and the Weather
109
The Wave
115
The Treasure in the Kudzu
119
What We can Learn from the Diesels
125

The Journey along the Mainline
49
The Giant and the Grain of Sand
57
Protected Territory Verses the Switch to Sin
63
Stop Look and Listen
69
The Zoo Train
79
The Hobos
85
The Morning Maintenance
129
Unscheduled Faith
137
Passing Tracks and Interchanges
143
Back at the Terminal
149
Acknowledgements
153
Copyright

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