Item description for Walking Miracle: A Vision for Asia, a Prayer for Healing (International Adventures) by Art Sanborn...
Overview Knowing that the Holy Spirit is actively involved in the lives of believers today, just as he was two thousand years ago, missionaries Art and Ellen Sanborn arrived on the Asian mission field trusting in the power of Jesus. Years later, after serving for decades, Art would rely on that truth when, after breaking his neck and partially severing his spinal cord in a freak accident, doctors told him that he might never walk again. Art did walk again. His epic journey-on the Asian mission field aw well in a hospital bed-speaks to a life of faith in all circumstances.
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Studio: YWAM Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.96" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.75" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2007
Publisher YWAM Publishing
Series International Adventures
Series Number 15
ISBN 1576584550 ISBN13 9781576584552
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Great humor, great stories. Jan 13, 2008
One of the defining experiences of my life was an outreach I took part in, in the fall of 1984, to northern Thailand. The outreach was led by the author of this book, Art Sanborn. I remember swimming in the Mekong River (or just where another river flows into it), an "international" outreach to villagers on the Thai and Burmese sides of the Maesai River, teak forests, the loud roar of ciccatas as Art preached in remote villages. Most of all, I remember the great stories Art told about exotic adventures in the Golden Triangle. Art had special compassion for the tribal peoples of SE Asia, and for girls forced into prostitution. We visited the red light district in Bangkok to talk with people there, and a Lahu village where men had been offered one of the girls, for a cheap price, when they visited. These stories had an effect on me: for a few years, I did my best to combat forced prostitution in Taiwan. It was on this trip that I first felt called by God to do so.
Walking Miracle begins in Hawaii, however. Art is skin-diving, is caught by a large wave, and breaks his neck. The story of the Sanborn families' adventures in Asia is framed by this personal story of slow and partial recovery from his severe injuries.
While the book peters out a bit at the end -- "we did this, I taught in that school" sorts of things -- all in all, Walking Miracle is a great story. It also gives the reader a chance to get to know Art. And that's always a great adventure, because God always seems close at hand here. The story is full of miracles, and remarkable answers to prayer. (Sorry, skeptics -- that's the way life is, sometimes.) What keeps it humble, is Art's great sense of humor. The story of the cop who holds up traffic for the missionaries to blast people with water is hilarious. The chapter on "beloved cuisine" (crickets, etc) brings back lots of memories . . . including some of the stories Art told us, 23 years ago. He even updates his story of elephants delivering post in Burma, which he now calls the original "e-mail."
It was also interesting to catch up with a few characters I'd run across in Asia. Anna, whom Art introduces with obvious awe, also came across our path in southern China -- a remarkable servant of God, who made quite an impression on my wife, as well.
I'm not sure why this book is listed here as being published in October, 2008 -- it's sitting right here on my desk, in early January. Get a copy, if you can.