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You may think you’re too old to run fast, but you’re not too old to run well.

When the lead runner starts his final lap in a long-distance race, the starter fires his pistol for the second time. This signals the start of the gun lap—the last chance to leave it all out on the track.

Gun Lap is for men who are running their last lap. Or maybe younger men who are looking ahead to their gun lap, but want to live the rest of their lives with purpose and strength.

This is no small thing. In fact, it’s a big deal, because we only get one chance at this life. The author of the New Testament book of Hebrews agrees…wrote, “Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us” (12:1 CSB). Perseverance. No word better describes the goal of this race…every lap…including the last one. Gun Lap will help you pay close attention to the strides you have left.

quotable quotes

  • “Okay, so your phone doesn’t ring as often as it used to, but your advice is still priceless.”

  • “This book is not about death. It’s about living…running intentionally and wide awake.”

  • “When you hear a voice that tells you that you’re useless, tell it where to go.”

  • “There is meaning and purpose in our free time our gun lap has granted us. Don’t shift into neutral – keep running.”

  • “Mortality is real. But so is life.”

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the author

Robert Wolgemuth graduated from Taylor University in 1969, from where he also received an honorary doctorate in May, 2005. He is the author of more than twenty books, including The Most Important Place on Earth, She Calls Me Daddy, The Most Important Year in a Man’s Life, Lies Men Believe, Like the Shepherd, and You Can Trust God to Write Your Story, co-written with his wife, Nancy DeMoss WolgemuthRobert is the father of two grown daughters, two sons-in-law, granddaddy to five, and granddaddy-in-law to one. Robert and Nancy live in Michigan.

author q&a

Why did you write this book?

I got old and wanted to help other guys who were also getting old.

For whom did you write this book?

Men who are in their fifties and sixties and even older will be encouraged by what the good and hopeful things I’ve written about these years. 

Talk about the title of this book. What is a gun lap?

Why does the manner in which we run our gun lap matter? When the lead runner starts his final lap in a long-distance race, the starter fires his pistol for the second time. This signals the start of the gun lap—the last chance to leave it all out on the track.

How should men use the free time that their gun lap has granted them? How is this different from what the world says about enjoying retirement?

This is a great time to invest the extra time they will likely have to do things that count…including renewing their covenant love for their wife.

Why is this book helpful even for men who aren’t yet on their gun lap?

To be prepared is half the victory.” – Miguel de Cervantes. 

How does your book equip readers to stay in the race with purpose?

Through stories and examples of men their age…it’s news they can use.

What do you hope readers will take away from this book?

Direction and encouragement during a challenging season in a man’s life.

press inquiries

For press inquiries regarding Gun Lap,
please contact Jenaye White
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