Dallas and the Spitfire: An Old Car, an Ex-Con, and an Unlikely Friendship

Dallas and the Spitfire: An Old Car, an Ex-Con, and an Unlikely Friendship

by Ted Kluck, Dallas Jahncke
     
 

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A Suburban Dad and an Ex Con Show What Discipleship Looks Like

Ted is an educated thirty-something father of two who's been going to church his whole life. Dallas is a twenty-one-year-old former cocaine addict with a prison record who has recently become a Christian. When they agree to meet regularly for "discipleship," they know that chatting once a week in a

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A Suburban Dad and an Ex Con Show What Discipleship Looks Like

Ted is an educated thirty-something father of two who's been going to church his whole life. Dallas is a twenty-one-year-old former cocaine addict with a prison record who has recently become a Christian. When they agree to meet regularly for "discipleship," they know that chatting once a week in a coffee shop just won't cut it. Instead, they decide to get to know each other while restoring an old Triumph Spitfire. Filled with surprises and humor, Dallas and the Spitfire tells a gripping story of two lives changed, and along the way gives readers a new model for men's ministry.

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Publishers Weekly
Kluck, an award-winning author (Why We Love the Church), teams with an ex-con he is mentoring in this odd-couple Same Kind of Different as Me feel-alike. The two men decide to fix up a vintage Triumph Spitfire in order to bond as Christian men. “I suck at working on cars. In fact, check that, I’ve never worked on a car,” Kluck writes. But Jahncke has, and so the book chronicles how they buy a broken-down sports car and bring it roaring back to life over a year of friendship, trials, and triumphs of their own. Jahncke is new to writing, but the tattooed ex-con recovering addict writes vividly (“If you have ever romanced coke yourself, you know she’s a high maintenance girl”), but also more reverently than Kluck, whose cheeky banter comes with footnotes used to squirrel away humor. The book is less about a car than about the lasting friendship that forms between the men. Despite a few flaws, the authors have put together a triumph. Agent: Andrew Wolgemuth. (Apr.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441270146
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/01/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Ted Kluck is an award-winning author and freelance writer. He has written seven books and his work has appeared in such places as ESPN the Magazine and Christianity Today. He's also the author of the ebook Jeremy Lin: Faith, Joy, and Basketball. His first book won a Christianity Today Book of the Year award. Ted lives in Grand Ledge, Michigan, with his wife and two sons.

Dallas Jahncke is 21 years old, has attempted suicide three times, and has been in jail twice, but is today sober, productive, and attending Bible college. He is a member of University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan.
Ted Kluck is an award-winning author and freelance writer. He has written eight books, and his work has appeared in such places as ESPN the Magazine and Christianity Today. He's also the author of the ebook Jeremy Lin: Faith, Joy, and Basketball. His first book won a Christianity Today Book of the Year award. Ted lives in Grand Ledge, Michigan, with his wife and two sons.
Dallas Jahncke attempted suicide three times as a teenager and has been in jail twice, but today he is sober, productive, and attending Bible college. He is a member of University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan.

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