Sunday, May 15, 2016

In His Place By Harry Griffith


Charles Sheldon’s WWJD? was a significant challenge in its time, but God calls us to do more than wait until we are facing a decision and then choose to do what we think Jesus would do. We are to incarnate Christ in our time, being conscious of the presence and power of God within us in all of our thoughts and actions. This is what pastor Steve Long wants his congregation to understand. When Long challenges his prominent but self-satisfied congregation to become a living force for Christ in their small North Georgia town, he is blindsided by personal trials. Responding to Christ’s command “As the Father has sent me, so I send you,” Pastor Long tackles these difficult situations—and more—over a tumultuous week of trials and testing and ultimately learns (as he leads) what it means to walk In His Place.
 
 
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Harry C. Griffith is an attorney by education, graduating from the University of Mississippi Law School as editor-in-chief of the Mississippi Law Journal and winner of the Phi Delta Phi Award as Outstanding Law Graduate. After serving in the Army JAG Corps, he became a corporate attorney and then executive, rising to the position of vice president-administration before accepting God's call into full-time Christian work as a layperson.
He founded the Bible Reading Fellowship in the United States in 1971 and served as its president for twenty-seven years. He was also executive director of the Anglican Fellowship of Prayer for eleven years and executive officer during the formation years of the Anglican Mission in America. He was a cofounder of Faith Alive, a lay witnessing ministry, and Adventures in Ministry, a lay ministry organization.
He has had more than twenty books published on a wide range of subjects: prayer, Bible study, evangelism, lay ministry, and marriage. His publishers include Tyndale, Zondervan, Eerdmans, and A. R. Mowbray (England).
Harry has been called a Christian entrepreneur because of his varied and creative ministries over the years. He is a speaker, writer, teacher, poet, lawyer, business executive, husband, father, grandfather, and founder of several Christian and business organizations. He has also held a wide range of positions in civic, service, business, and political organizations.

I have to say this is one of my top five favorite fiction books of 2016.  This book was very well written.
Do you remember some years ago the What Would Jesus Do  frenzy that was going on? This is the modern day WWJD.
I never stop reading until the very last page. I wanted Pastor Steven to be my Pastor, he was my favorite character in this book.
You should always treat people as you want to be treated and Pastor Steven has that in mind and shares it with his church.
Pastor Steven goes through so much but never gives up and stands on his faith.
I gave this book 5 stars two times. I HIGHLY recommend this book! Run and get your copy today!
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

12 comments:

  1. I still have some WWJD bracelets. This sounds ike a very good read.

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  2. I wonder how long it will take the library to get this one in.

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  3. I believe I will love this read. It sounds really really good.

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  4. I will have to put this one on my list to buy. It may be moved to the top of my list.

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  5. I thought this was a non-fiction book until I read your review and this sounds like a fantastic book! If you give it a great rating, then I know it will be a good read! Thanks, Mary!

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  6. This sounds as if it will be a great read. I think it will be educational.

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  7. I loved your review of this one Mary. I can tell that you really liked this one. I ordered it from Amazon. Thanks for all you do.

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  8. I love the whole idea of this book. I really want to read this book after reading your review.

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