The Lord has opened a new door for ministry for me. As my regular readers know, I am a real sports fan as well as being a pastor. I now have the chance to combine the two as a sports columnist for Baptist Press Sports. From time to time I will be writing articles about sports from a faith-based perspective. I am really excited about this new opportunity and looking forward to working with blogging buddy, Tim Ellsworth, who will serve as my editor.
You can read my first column by clicking here.
God In the Whirlwind, by Tim Ellsworth
In the circles of the blogworld that I frequent, there have already been a couple of reviews of this book offered, but I feel compelled to add my two-cents worth.
This book chronicles the accounts of several students and faculty of Union University in Jackson, TN, whose lives were miraculously spared from the fury of an EF4 tornado on February 5 of this year.
I have never read a book (the Bible of course being considered separately) that fed my faith like this book. On a night when emergency personnel informed the local hospital that they should be prepared for one hundred casualties, God providentially delivered everyone on campus from dying in this storm.
Testimony after testimony provides a cohesive and gripping account that literally left me with goosebumps on my arms and tears in my eyes. Without a doubt, the faith and lives of those who encountered this twister have been changed forever.
It is a powerful testimony of the grace and glory of God. My recommendation is, “Buy this book.” Read it. Read it again and then pass it along to a friend who may be going through a storm of their own. It just may encourage them to look for God in their whirlwind.