A Book Review
By Jonathan Herbert
This is a story filled with amazing descriptions
of time and place, interesting characters and
wonderful stories of triumph. Not to mention
a few fishing experiences that piqued my interest.
“Running the Good Race” is an impressive account
of one couple’s journey together, guided by strong
Christian faith and unbridled energy.
Author and local fisherman/fishing guide Dennis
Blue tells a contagious, real-life story about following
your heart and believing in yourself. His trust in an
‘open door policy’ where God directed his life
through doors that He opened while turning faith
into reality is consistent throughout this page-turning
The author writes about surviving the tragic loss of his wife Dorothy’s parents; flying as a missionary
pilot in the Amazon to bring supplies to missionaries and Indians alike; helping to discover a stone-age
tribe in the dense jungles of the Amazonia; negotiating a peaceful outcome to a violent labor strike against
his employer, the Ford Motor Company, later assisting in the establishment of Ford operations in the Asia-
Pacific region; and his work at a senior executive level to help change the direction of the Ford Motor
Dennis Blue was born in 1933 and grew up on a farm, where he learned religious values that have
guided his life. After graduating from Michigan State University with a BA in Economics, there ensued
thirty years with Ford Motor Company, fourteen of which were in Venezuela, Australia, New Zealand and
Brazil, where he worked at an executive level assisting in the establishment of Ford operations in the Asia-
Pacific region. Mr. Blue flew as a missionary pilot, discovering a stone-age tribe in the dense jungles of the
Amazon. He retired from Ford in 1988 and immediately began his own charter business, guiding fishing
expeditions through the U.S. and Central and South America.
Mr. Blue's first book, Running the Good Race, describes how God placed his hand on a young farm boy
and guided him throughout his life.
Dennis agreed to answer a few open-ended questions. His answers, much like his life experiences, are
on point and well thought out.
The world has drastically changed throughout your lifetime. From your earliest memories on the farm to
now, what has been the one constant in your life?
“My faith. Through the support and love of my family, people I have met and life events, my faith has
been turned into reality. Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.”