Jennifer McAlister, Author of Press On, Runner, Ultra Athlete, Interview at CBA Unite 2017.

IMG_6160[1]Have you ever met someone and instantly knew that you would be able to connect with them? Sometimes it happens even before you meet someone and only because you heard some small snippet of their life that you could relate to. Well, that happened when I met Jennifer at CBA Unite.  When I met her, she was just as fabulous as I imagined.

Before the interview Jennifer sent me a copy of her book, so I knew part of her story.  However hearing her share it in the interview still gave me goose bumps.

Takeaways from Jennifer’s Interview

  • 33 Chapters – It can be used as a devotional or read all the way through
  • Trust God no matter what
  • Endurance – you are stronger than you think
  • Failure isn’t final
  • What do we want our legacy to be (“Do we ‘point to Him enough”)
  • We do not know when are finish line is; leave each day intentionally
  • I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me


If you missed our Facebook Live interview on More Than a Review, you can see it here

Takeaways from my interview with Jennifer on our More Than a Review Facebook Live page

  • Don’t run ahead of God
  • Determine now what does success mean to you.  Is it a ministry or is it a business/profit.
  • Don’t be afraid to fail
  • Choices versus time management
  • Don’t feel like a failure if you do not accomplish all of your to do list

jenniferAuthor Bio: Jennifer McAlister is an author, illustrator, graphic designer, and founder of Witness Thru Fitness – a ministry created to encourage and inspire others to be active in their faith. As an author, her stories have been featured in Shout! Outdoor Living Magazine. She is a fitness enthusiast and has completed seventeen marathons as well as two full IRONMAN triathlons. Jennifer graduated from the University of Texas Arlington with a degree in communication technology. As part of the John C. Maxwell Team, she is a certified Speaker, Trainer, and Coach. Her passion includes empowering young women to make healthy, life-affirming decisions as a counselor at a pregnancy center. She is also on the board of directors of Phillip’s Wish, a non-profit to serve the homeless.


press onBook Description: Press On: Stories of Endurance, Faith and Trust to Encourage You as You Run the Race of Life.   After watching the bombs explode in front of her at the Boston Marathon finish line, Jennifer was painfully aware how mere seconds mattered between life and death. It was then that she understood how God is both the God of eternity as well as the God of our moments. Life can feel like a race with twists, turns, uphill climbs, downward descents, and long stretches of highway. From the big explosion days to the monotonous and quiet ones, the stories of endurance, faith and trust will inspire you to press on and never give up as you run the race of life.

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