Going the Distance
Vendor: Moody Publishers
Publication Date: January 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 160
Series: Alec London Series
Dimensions: 7.50 × 5.25 (inches)
The school year is ending and Alec is looking forward to taking it easy, sleeping late and not having to deal with Tyrod for the summer. He is also looking forward to his mom coming home. But, when his dad plans a party and his mom doesn't show Alec's hopes are crushed. He finds out that his mom has decided to stay in L.A. a little longer. Rather than sulking all summer, Alec decides to try to make the best of it by hanging out with his friends at the new neighborhood pool. But, his dad has other plans for him and Antoine. Dad has decided to sent them to a summer baseball camp. Alec couldn't believe this, he hated baseball. When Alec and Antoine goes to baseball camp, Alec is miserable. Their coach is a drill sargeant and Tyrod shows up. While Antoine is fast becoming buddies with Antoine Alec is struggling because he doesn't feel like anything he does pleases the coach. He wants to quit but his dad gives him a pep talk about winners never quitting. So, Alec stays in the program. Alec gets a big surprise when mom invites the family to come and visit. The boys get a chance to tour the city with mom. When mom goes back to work she enrolls them in an acting camp. Alec doesn't think much of the camp to start but soon he finds himself warming up to acting. Antoine become jealous of him when he gets a part in a commercial but Alec does his best to make his brother feel included. Alec auditions for huge part on a Disney Show and gets a callback. When she finds out, his mom tells him he can not accept the part because he has to go home. Alec is not happy and does not know what to do. When they go to church, the pastor talks about pleasing God. Alec realizes that even when things don't go his way he should try to please God in all that he does and obey his parents.
DERRICK MOORE is a former NFL athlete who played for the Detroit Lions, Carolina Panthers, and Arizona Cardinals following his successful college football career. Since his retirement from the NFL in 1998 he has been in demand as a motivational speaker for professional teams, civic groups, churches, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He is on staff with FCA, serving as the chaplain of the football program at Georgia Tech. Derrick is the author of The Great Adventure and the general editor for the Strength and Honor Bible. He and his wife, Stephanie, a Christian fiction novelist, live in greater Atlanta area with their two daughters.