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Author: Bob Welch, Michael Fechner Narrator: Bob Welch, Tim Gregory Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2016 ISBN: 9781621885689
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Mike Fechner had cofounded an urban renewal ministry called HIS BridgeBuilders and sold all he owned to fund it. But at this stage of serving the poor full time, when Mike believed he was doing precisely what God wanted him to do, the unthinkable happened. Mike was diagnosed with terminal cancer and given a year to live.

With his life’s clock now quickly ticking away, in a time of incredible pain and bewilderment, Mike discovered what it meant to truly lose his life for the sake of finding it. Through faith he kept going forward, and encountered a wilder, more adventurous life than he had ever imagined, a life truly given away and truly found.

Lessons on the Way to Heaven is brimming with hope and faith, vision, and wisdom. It’s a “last lecture” (Randy Pausch) for anyone who wonders what life is all about, who’s hurting and needs encouragement, or who wants to discover the secret of living a life that is so good it is beyond belief.

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  • “Narrator Tim Gregory delivers a son’s moving account of his ‘millionaire-turned-missionary’ father with clarity and sensitivity. Mike Fechner, the father, was a wealthy white Texas businessman when he was inspired by a poor and humble black woman to change his life. He sold his vast holdings and used the funds to cofound the urban ministry H.I.S. Bridgebuilders. Then the unthinkable happened: Fechner was diagnosed with terminal cancer and given a year to live. Gregory uses an animated voice and varied pace and tone to capture the father’s vision and renewed sense of purpose to serve others from the unique perspective of a self-described ‘dead man walking.’ Listeners will find encouragement, faith, and hope in the amazing story of a man who had to learn what it meant to lose his life to really find it.”


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About the Author

Michael Fechner Jr., the son of the late Michael Fechner, is a mature young man who’s a 2010 graduate of the University of Texas. His business, Bonton Shade Works, which he started with $2,000 in friends and family loans in 2012, produces more than $1 million in revenue. Meanwhile, it provides employment opportunities for those less fortunate as well as funding for the ministry HIS BridgeBuilders through ownership sharing.

About the Narrators

Bob Welch is the author of twelve books, an award-winning columnist, a speaker, and an adjunct professor of journalism at the University of Oregon in Eugene. His articles have been published in inspirational books, including the popular Chicken Soup for the Soul series.

Tim Gregory has been a professional on stage, screen, and television since graduating from DePaul University, where he earned his master of fine arts degree. His portfolio includes many notable acting, directing, and writing projects, including work at the Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC, the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, and Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago. He is also the founding artistic director of Provision Theater in Chicago and can be seen on HGTV’s New Spaces.