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Christopher Green is Vice-Principal and Lecturer in Pastoral Studies at Oak Hill Theological College, London, England. While writing this book he was minister at Emmanuel Church, Tolworth, Surrey. He went to University in Edinburgh and to theological college in Durham, and was an assistant at two other churches near London. He has written commentaries on 2 Peter and Jude, and edited a book on preaching.

He has been involved in teaching 2 Timothy to students at the Cornhill Training Course in London. In preparing for leadership in the church they have come face to face with issues of ministry, failure and suffering for the Gospel.

In an increasingly pluralistic and secular age, what could persuade a person to give up an attractive career and enter full-time Christian ministry? In Finishing the Race readers will be able to identify with Timothy’s fears and failings. Readers will be encouraged by Paul’s urging to keep the faith and finish the race.