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“Changed By Faith”

Changed By FaithI just got through reading Luis Palau’s, “Changed by Faith,” which is a book that is not only about faith, but also gives us a glimpse into the Luis’ personal life and ministry.  Luis is a Christian Evangelist that was born in Argentina.  His father’s death (Luis was ten) had a profound impact on Luis.  He spends time in his book writing about how his father came to faith by standing up in the middle of a service and saying, “Right now… I receive Jesus as my only and sufficient Savior.” From that point on his father never looked back and was a man of purpose, intention, and conviction.  He used every spare moment to study the Bible and tell people about Jesus.  Even though his father died at a young age, his life made an incredible impact on Luis.

I found the book both interesting and extremely easy to read.  The chapters are well written and very engaging.   The book chronicles major faith moments in Luis Palau’s personal life and ministry.  Though there is a progression of thought throughout the book, you can open the book at any chapter and not be lost in the progression.

Faith is not really faith until it’s tested and I loved the way Luis shares his precious moments of testing.  Luis is someone that is able to relate to just about anything a person can face.  He shares from the heart how God built and strengthened his faith through his father’s early death, raising rebellious teenagers, and his wife fighting cancer.

The book can easily be read in a single evening.  It is what I would classify an easy read, but that’s not to mean that there is no meat to it.  Sometimes it’s the simplest things in life that are the most powerful and such is, “Changed by Faith.”

Luis Palau is the author of more than forty books, host of three international daily radio programs, and head of the Luis Palau Evangelistic Association.  He is regarded as one of today’s most influential spiritual leaders, particularly in Latin America, where he has served for much of his life.  He has traveled to more than seventy nations and has reached more than one billion people through television, radio, print, and live events.

This book was provided by New Growth Press for review purposes.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”





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“Sun Stand Still”

“Sun Stand Still,” is about discovering what Steven Furtick calls, “AUDACIOUS FAITH.”  He defines audacity as, “regular people behaving with boldness or daring… especially with confident disregard for personal comfort {or} conventional thought.”

The book’s title is taken from Joshua chapter 10 where God tells Joshua that He has delivered the Amorites into his hands.  Joshua then marches his men all night and engages the Amorite army in faith.  Then God actually fights for them by throwing down huge hailstones, but as the sun was about to set, Joshua faced a huge decision.  The victory wasn’t complete and yet if the sun set, the rest of the Amorites would slip away.  So Joshua prayed one of the most audacious prayer ever spoken… He asked God to make the sun stand still and God literally made the sun stand still to give him a couple more hours of daylight!

This is NOT a PROSPERITY BOOK.  I can understand how some people Continue reading

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