New Xulon Autobiography Shares the Author’s God-Inspired Journey From a Troubled Life to That of an Accomplished Marathon Runner

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Bill O'Shields’ encourages all readers to have hope through God with his powerful true story of faith and a passion for running.

Behind the wall to the Boston Marathon 2016

I want to show readers that it's never too late with God

Bill O'Shields’ new book, Behind The Wall To The Boston Marathon 2016, ($13.99, paperback, 9781498468107; $6.99, e-book, 9781498468114) shares the author’s powerful testimony revealing how God intervened in his life and led him to the sport of running. Bill spent the vast majority of his younger years serving time in the toughest penitentiaries in the United States. He was at rock bottom and he called on God for help. God miraculously saved Bill and ultimately led him to running. Bill found strong revelations while on the run and wants others to know that it’s not just a form of exercise but running also leads to a better quality of life. In his book, he highlights the moments in his life where God stepped in with an obvious, overwhelming presence.

“I want to show readers that it's never too late with God,” states the author. “Whether it's the reader or someone they know that's leading a troubled life, just call on God.”

Bill O'Shields is a South Carolina resident, an avid runner who completed 13 marathons with a personal best of 3:11:49. His highest finishing position was 11th overall and 2nd in the Master’s Division in the Run Hard Marathon in Columbia 2014. He also competed in three Ultra 50k trail races with one appearance resulting in him being the first overall male. Bill was featured in the Nov. 2011 Issue of Runner’s World Magazine. He loves the mountains and feels truly blessed to live at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 15,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Behind The Wall To The Boston Marathon 2016 through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and

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Email: bill.oshields(at)yahoo(dot)com

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