Bridge-Logos Publishers, Brad Henry, author of Destination–The Winner's Circle, and NASCAR driver Jamie McMurray have joined together to raise money and awareness of autism. Brad Henry and Jamie McMurray have at least two things in common—each have an autistic family member and each are involved with NASCAR. Jamie's niece and Brad's eight-year-old son, Chase, are autistic. That's why a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each book is being donated to the Jamie McMurray Foundation.
The purpose of the Jamie McMurray Foundation (JMF) is to promote awareness of autism and raise funding for research, education, and support for individuals and families affected by autism. Because of Jamie's involvement as a race car driver in NASCAR, JMF will focus much of its activities on promoting a better understanding of autism in the NASCAR community, and will seek the financial backing and support of that community, including NASCAR fans who purchase Destination-The Winner's Circle.
The death of a parent, financial problems, a difficult divorce, or a child born with physical or mental challenges are only some of the traumatic experiences that millions of people face everyday. And when they seem to come fast and furious, many begin to question their lives. "What true purpose do I have in this world? Why am I and my loved ones suffering?" "What does all this mean?" Brad Henry experienced a multitude of devastating events, one after the other, that made him question the meaning and purpose of his life.
"I was desperate and didn't know what I needed. I tried everything under the sun to make me happy but all seemed lost. One lonely evening in my apartment, I was channel-surfing and stopped on what I thought was the comedy channel. There was a man speaking who I did understand at first, and then it seemed as though he was speaking directly to me. I heard the plan of salvation for the first tie, and that very evening I received Jesus Christ and was born again. At last I had the peace that only God can give.
"Since then, the Lord has allowed me to experience many tragedies and triumphs so that now I can testify to the goodness and perfect plan God has for each one of us. All those weird and horrible things that have happened to me were so that I can tell stories of God's goodness and share them through the power of the gospel. I would not change a day of my life, as they have made me see that the Lord is our only hope for peace, joy, and salvation."
Destination–The Winner's Circle is a series of devotions for anyone who is searching for the meaning of life, afflictions, trials, and success. Based on Henry's racing experience in college as a runner, and his current work with NASCAR, Henry will guide you through every leg of life's race, and show you the way to ultimate victory through Christ Jesus in every aspect of your life.
Brad Henry is a Sports Licensing Consultant in the sport of NASCAR. He knows a great deal about racing, for he was a long-distance runner for the University of Maryland. Upon graduation, he became an airline pilot. He has owned numerous businesses. His quest for meaning and fulfillment in his life led him to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. He lives in Huntersville, NC, with his wife, Julie, and their two sons, Bryce and Chase.
Praise for Destination-The Winner's Circle
"Brad Henry's book fills a need where the 'rubber meets the road'" (B. Houck of Millbridge, NC).
"This is no ordinary devotional . . . Henry will bring you to tears on one day and send you to the floor in laughter the next . . . but always, always, challenge you to make your day count for something" (J. R. Ray, Nashville, TN).
"His devotions touch us where we are in our everyday life, and encourage us to run the race in such a way that we may win!" (David Ring, evangelist).
"Thanks for your heart and passion to serve . . . Each day when I first look at your devotion title, I know that I am going to be challenged when I read it. You have a real knack for reaching to the deeper things in life" (Marcus Smith, Executive Vice President, Speedway Motorsports, Inc.).
"I am constantly amazed by how many people I encounter who know Brad Henry! Everywhere I turn in the NASCAR community, people know Brad. Most of the time they know about him because of his writings, and they tell me how his writings speak amazingly to the issues they are facing. Brad's network of friendships is a testimony to the kind of person he is—one who willingly serves others. This is especially true in the NASCAR community that MRO serves. The fact that Brad's writings have already touched so many lives is as good a guarantee as you can get that his writings will always encourage and inspire you" (Billy E. Mauldin, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of Motor Racing Outreach).