It’s the day of the big trail race, and all the kids are excited—except Liam. What if he falls, like last year? He can’t lose again!
With Zoe and Eli’s prayerful encouragement, Liam sets out, flies over sticks, pebbles, and leaves to the front of the pack. But just when the finish line is in sight, an accident on the trail challenges Liam to choose what he values most.
Will he leave his friends behind to win the trophy? Young children will thrill to the excitement of the race in this engaging portrayal of kids growing in their Christian faith by learning victory doesn’t always mean bringing home the trophy.
About the author
Jennifer Noel Wilson has been a gym owner and personal trainer with an MA in educational ministries and spiritual formation and over twenty years’ experience in children’s ministry. A member of Word Weavers International and Heartland Christian Writers, Jennifer has enjoyed writing since high school and began writing for children in 2019. Her other hobbies include running 5K races and competing in triathlons. Jennifer lives in the Midwest with her husband and their three teenage children, who are all three runners.
“Children will be on the edge of their seats as they read this beautiful story illustrating the joy of sacrifice and friendship.”
Jill Roman Lord, author of more than twenty children’s books
“Children will cheer young Liam to the finish line as he chooses helping a friend over winning the race in this page-turning tale that demonstrates the biblical meaning of true friendship.”
Leslie Santamaria, writing coach and children’s author
“True friends put each other’s needs first. Children will laugh and smile while reading this sweet story of biblical friendship. Liam is a great example that when you think of your friends before yourself, you truly do come in first place.”
Heather Gollnick, author, five-time Ironman Champion, Liberty University Triathlon Coach, Christian athlete and mom
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