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Each heartfelt story offers an integration of personal faith and daily life. Readers will discover relatable insights from some of the best-known personalities in the church today, as well as stories about some of the largest churches in America. There are dozens of poignant stories from "regular" folk—mothers and fathers, young and elderly, the infirm, the well, even prisoners who served their time and are now serving God. No matter the path or recollection, the perspective, or the take-away, each richly told tale confirms that God has a plan for us all and that you can count on His love forever.
There's the powerful story of a family whose daughter's writing assignment about a cancer-stricken tennis player foreshadows a frightening yet hopeful future. There's Stella the former felon who shows up on the church steps one day with a surprise for the preacher's wife. There's the autistic child who receives his First Communion with the loving support of the church community pouring into his family. The woman who awakens post surgery to meet a mysterious yet attentive male nurse with the nametag Chris, yet no one at the hospital has ever heard of him. The schoolteacher whose children keep drawing Thanksgiving turkeys with striped socks and the hidden message she finally opens herself to receiving.
Page after page, For the Love of God offers readers encouragement and hope, and a chance to live a deeper, more faith-filled Christian life. Finding God in stories from others . . . sharing a ministry of hope with people from all walks of life . . . these are the ultimate blessings of For the Love of God.