The first mile is an obligation. The second mile is an opportunity. Mile 1 can be described as work without a smile, water without ice cubes, a kiss without affection, life without passion, and acquaintance without friendship. The first mile is the minimum. It is the shortest and easiest road, but seldom leads to promotion, recognition, or success. Mile 2 is a much less congested winding narrow byway. Its pilgrims are intent on serving others and improving themselves while still enjoying the journey. In the end, Mile 2 is an attitude rather than a distance. Its twists and turns lead to and extraordinary life. This book contains secrets to help us traverse the Extra Mile.
“This is a MUST read!”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Gary J. Blanchard
Steve states Mile 1 is the minimum; Mile two is an attitude that leads to an extraordinary life! The book is contagious. Once you start reading you can’t put it down (I finished it in two reading sessions). Steve is a literary craftsman painting word pictures that communicate in powerful ways. For example a whole chapter on the word resolute; another providing a contemporary view of the Good Samaritan who becomes a better neighbor than Mr. Rogers; and stories from Steve’s experiences growing up on the mission field and serving as a church pastor. Each effective in challenging the reader to become a Mile 2 person. This is required reading for personal growth; improving team performance and improving service.
About the Author
Rogers Steven (Steve) Warner is a communicator, a lead pastor, an educator, a storyteller and a wordsmith. He currently serves as the Lead Pastor of the Brockton Assembly of God in Brockton, Massachusetts. The church is noted for its cultural diversity, with more than 30 nationalities represented within the congregation.
Steve has ministered in over 25 countries and has been the senior pastor of four churches: Maranatha Chapel in Evergreen Park, IL: planted 1975 and pastored for 23 years; Oakbrook Community Church, Oakbrook, IL; Interim Lead Pastor of The Stone Church, Palos Heights, IL. He also served for 28 years as a board member of Illinois Teen Challenge and on numerous other boards throughout the years.
He holds an MA degree in Communications from Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL. He previously held the position of Vice President of Marketing with Christian Communications of Chicagoland, which purchased and operated Channel 38 in Chicago (known today as Total Living Network).
Steve has been both married and a credentialed minister for over 46 years. He and his wife, Vickie have four children (Tamara, Sean, Tiffany, and Courtney), and six grandchildren (Theo, Warner, Maddie, Annie, Fletcher, and Riley).
His avocations include collecting books, fountain pens, signatures, and rare documents. Steve enjoys road trips in his convertible, biking, kayaking, and hiking. In the process of his travels, he has visited all 50 states and almost as many countries, enjoying numerous adventures along the way.
His main life goal continues to be to glorify the Lord Jesus by both knowing Him personally and making Him known to others.