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Episode Info: t is one that I have found true as well, it is only when we give our life over to God and say, “I’ll go wherever you want me to go” that we truly start living. God will take you places that you would not only never expect, but that you would have never thought you wanted to go.  Gavilanes, a New York writer who loved figure skating, finds herself digging post holes to build a church in Brazil, ministering in HIV foster homes in Africa, and seeing the dead brought back to life. Coming from a culture with push button lives to one where the battle between life and death is a daily event, it gave her new insight into the impact of Jesus’s words and actions. An Ongoing Story When we make Jesus the Lord of our life, it is a new beginning, a pristine new page.  As we follow him, he takes us on a journey.  He makes us a part of his ongoing story.  By Faith is a testimony of how varied that journey can be and how different can be the circumstances in which we have to learn to follow God’s lead: learning to follow in fellowship, learning to follow in the work place, learning to serve where you are, and learning to take a leap of faith to follow him into the great unknown.   Nancy Gavilanes. By Faith. (Charleston, SC: Nancy Gavilanes, 2018) 242 pages. Read more by the author at her web site: I was given a complimentary advance review copy of the book to provide feedback. Endnotes [1]Lee Strobel, “Evangelism Methods” (class lecture, Evangelism, Houston Baptist University, Houston, TX. February 18, 2017.) [2] Howe, Nicole. 2018. “Augustine’s The Confessions: The Power of Spiritual Autobiography.” An Unexpected Journal 1, no. 2. (Summer): 73. ...
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