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Paperback Flywheel Book

ISBN: 1595545220

ISBN13: 9781595545220


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From the makers of Overcomer and Fireproof comes a novel that asks: what's the most important thing in your life? Jay Austin did what it took to get ahead and make the quick sell at work. Problem... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Don't be Late to the Party!

Jay Austin is a master used car salesman and knows every trick in the book when it comes to overselling and cheating customers. He has made a career out of deception and has even taught his employees the art of the deal. However, things begin to change when Jay buys a 1958 Triumph TR3A and begins to work on it. It seems the Triumph needs a new flywheel in order for the engine to run. Without the crucial part, the car is going nowhere. As things begin to unravel in Jay's personal life he starts to wonder where it all went wrong. His relationship with his son is lacking at best. He and his wife Judy are expecting their second child, yet it seems the spark in their marriage has gone out. To top it all off, his dealership is going under and no amount of dishonest deals will be able to save it. As Jay steps back and looks closely at his life he realizes that like the Triumph, he too needs a major renovation inside. For far too long he has done things his way and has ended up nowhere. With determination in his gut and a new found faith in his heart, Jay decides once and for all to give all areas of his life fully to God. What happens next will forever change Jay and impact not only his family, but his community as well. Eric Wilson and the Kendrick Brothers have teamed up once again to create an inspiring story that will resonate with readers long after the last line. Alex and Stephen Kendrick are best known for their movie Facing The Giants, a successful Christian film about a high school football team that decides to let God lead their season. Flywheel was the first movie they made, and just like with Facing The Giants, Eric Wilson was later brought on board to write the novelization. Something tells me Alex and Stephen couldn't be happier with this genius move. Eric Wilson is certainly known more for his edgy suspenseful thrillers, but with Facing the Giants and Flywheel he has revealed another side to his writing that is every bit as enjoyable. Jay Austin is a flawed, yet endearing character that I was rooting for from page one. Many fathers will find themselves relating to the numerous struggles and spiritual triumphs he faces throughout the novel. Wilson treats us not only with strong characters, but a tight storyline that never loses steam or direction. We are beautifully reminded that God wants to be involved in every aspect of our lives: family, relationships, and even business. When we do truly live for Him, He will work in ways we could never have imagined. It was recently announced that Eric Wilson will be writing the novel for the upcoming Kendrick Brothers film, Fireproof. No doubt this will be another amazing collaboration effort. Eric Wilson consistently churns out riveting fiction and finally more and more people are starting to notice. Very few writers have the ability to keep you glued to your seat while at the same time opening your eyes to spiritual truth in such an effective manor. There is no better time than now to discover


Eric Wilson does it again!!! That's what the headline would read if someone wrote a newspaper article about this book. In a world where the person who has the most money, or sells the most cars (figuratively speaking) is the top dog in town this book is a breath of fresh air to those of us who try to do what Christ commands. We sometimes sit there and think did I do the right thing because everyone around us is looking at us as if we have two heads and Christ shouts out over the tumult YES YOU DID!!! with a look of complete adoration (not the worship kind, the reverent and devoted love kind) That's what God did for Jay Austin and that's what this book is sure to do for you, because it did it for me. The Kendrick brothers have an eye for great stories that touch the heart and Eric Wilson has the talent to bring those stories to life and make them jump off the page! Flywheel teaches us that until we're ready to open ourselves up to giving God complete control of everything we aren't gonna move an inch but better than that, once we give complete control we better strap in for the ride of our lives because he's going to do amazing things, and that God is going to defend his children, even if that defender comes in the shape of a feisty black women with attitude in one hand and an envelop beating you over head in the other. Thanks again Eric (and the Kendrick brothers) for a great inspirational story that reminds us of what life is really supposed to be about.


This is the most heart warming book I have ever read, it truly shows us what all our Lord will give us if we only obey! It made me wonder all through the book, why we continue to cling to our own ways rather than to let go and let God! As all of us have experienced, we have all had a turning point in our lives, just make sure we give all the glory to our Lord and do it for Him and thru him. Thank you Eric for making me realize that I must be more obedient. God bless your writing and your family. I remain, a loyal reader. Laurel Cockrell

Slicker than Snot, and Firing on All Cylinders!!

When you talk about original these days, your average car salesman isn't too original, right? Especially one with integrity. So once again, based on the Kendrick Brothers film, "Flywheel," Eric Wilson dishes it out better than most. This might be a little on the decaf side of things, but that's ok, just don't mention the decaf part too loudly. This is a story of pride and humility, mixed with a little integrity, and the message couldn't be more clear. In The Bible, Jesus was more than clear about The Golden Rule! What would you do to get what you want out of life? And if somebody questions you, is it really anyone else's business? Jay Austin is your modern day pimp. He simply poses as an honest man who wants to give you a great deal in an automobile. That's harsh, isn't it? But it's the truth, and his wife's sick of it! Is there a chance for change? The answer is yes, but will the results be that simple? Jay Austin has a lot more than he bargained for when he gave his business over to God. And in the long run, he has a lot to answer for after all these years. Who's going to fight for Jay Austin? This is a new step, and a new life and adventure in Christ Jesus. Jay Austin just may experience new beginnings. Hey, when I get a new car, that sucker better be firing on ALL cylinders, or there will be a problem eventually. And as the novelist, Eric Wilson fires on all cylinders to get this message across. He shows us a great talent to tell such a simple story. Great work once again for Eric! And in saying that, if you enjoy the book, please do check out the movie. Pretty awesome as well!

Finding Faith from a Flywheel.

Eric Wilson has done it again by turning one of the Kendrick brothers movies into a novel. I havent seen the movie yet(but plan to as soon as possible) so I can't compare the two. This is such a great story and really causes you to deal with your faith in God and your actions in all situations. The story is about Jay Austin a used car salesman who does everthing he can to sell a car. This causes friction at home with his pregnant wife and son. He also has both personal and business financial problems to deal with. Jay buys a classic convertible car (a Triumph) to restore and at the same time he sees his faith in God start to be restored. The changes that he makes began to make great ripples in his life. A great story for all especially fans of "Facing the Giants." Eric Wilson adds back stories and additional storylines to the story giving it more depth.
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