Item description for Prepare for Rain: The Story of a Church That Believed God for the Impossible by Michael Catt...
Overview Follow the story of Pastor Michael Catt and his congregation as the Lord changes a "sleepy Southern Baptist Church" into a ministry center that reaches thousands through a variety of out reach programs, and has even challenged the Hollywood establishment with a locally produced, nationally syndicated movie, "Facing the Giants."
Publishers Description Follow the story of Pastor Michael Catt and his congregation as the Lord changes a "sleepy Southern Baptist Church" into a ministry center that reaches thousands through a variety of out reach programs, and has even challenged the Hollywood establishment with a locally produced, nationally syndicated movie, "Facing the Giants."
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Studio: CLC Ministries
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.92" Width: 6.6" Height: 0.44" Weight: 0.46 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2007
Publisher CLC MINISTRIES INTNL. #91
ISBN 0875089771 ISBN13 9780875089775
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More About Michael Catt
Michael Catt is senior pastor of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia, and executive producer of the Facing the Giants and Fireproof films. He also wrote Fireproof Your Life. Catt and his wife, Terri, have two children. Stephen Kendrick is senior associate pastor of preaching and prayer at Sherwood Baptist Church. He is also a screenwriter and movie producer and co-wrote the New York Times No. 1 best seller, The Love Dare, with his brother, Alex. Stephen and his wife, Jill, have four children. Alex Kendrick is associate pastor of movie outreach for Sherwood Baptist Church. He is also an actor, writer, and director whose film credits include Facing the Giants and Fireproof. He and his wife, Christina, have six children."
Michael Catt currently resides in Albany.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Prepare For Rain?
One of the best books I've read in a long time Jun 21, 2009
This is a wonderful book especially if you are a member or prospective member of a church. I have read it once and want to read it again. Our church is in a building program and we'd like to have every member read it. An excellent book. Highly recommended.
A faithful God and a willing church May 11, 2009
Is this book worth reading? YES! Prepare For Rain is the story of a pastor and a church who encounter the living God. Michael Catt challenged his church to change the world from a small town in South Ga. and then believed Him for the impossible. Only now, it is not the impossible because God has allowed them to do just that. This book will encourage you to step out in faith and serve God with expectation.
Much needed message for the church today Nov 2, 2008
Somehow, throughout the course of years, the Christian church has gotten a bit off track from its true purpose. Michael Catt addresses this issue in his book and shows, through the example of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia, how God can work miracles through a people committed to fulfilling the Great Commission.
Inspiring Story Oct 24, 2008
As a pastor, I love hearing stories about what God is doing through local churches. Michael Catt's report of what God is doing through Sherwood Baptist Church is inspiring. - This is a church that is thinking creatively, acting courageously, breaking down racial barriers, creating disciples, and doing a ton of good in their community. - They built their city a sports park with the money earned from "Facing the Giants." Pastors always need fresh ideas. Reading the story of this church has been very encouraging to me. I recommend it to all church leaders.
Endorsements Aug 13, 2007
"I am still amazed at the movies Flywheel and Facing the Giants. They are like "the little engine that could." Michael Catt took the impossible and let it be HIM-possible. I remember him saying that in a meeting one time, and now that statement is being lived out in front of all of our eyes. I am so excited that these movies and their stories are being published for the masses. Hooray for the dreamers that do not listen to the voice that says, "It can't be done." Congrats Michael and Sherwood for stepping out and doing the HIM-possible!" --Mark Harris, Contemporary Christian Artist and Songwriter
"Like Moses and Israel, Michael Catt and the people of Sherwood Baptist are inextricably bound together, experiencing the blessing of God and supernaturally accomplishing more than is naturally possible. Theirs is a remarkable marriage of vision and faith; a humble reminder of what every church can be by the grace of God." --Tom Elliff, Senior Vice President, International Mission Board, Southern Baptist Convention
"I love people with a global vision. Monuments are not erected to pessimists. Michael Catt is a visionary. Facing the Giants is a success because a leader allowed those around him to be creative. Michael is "giver" not a "taker." The remarkable success of this movie is not a surprise to me. It is just Michael Catt being Michael Catt! The story of Facing the Giants will bless and thrill you. Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany is a special place. After you read the book, go visit the church. It is a church filled with GIANTS for God!" --Roger Breland, Executive Director and Dean, Center for Performing Arts University of Mobile, Founder of TRUTH
"Many books tell us the "what" and some even tell us the "why". Thank you, Michael Catt, for writing about the "how". I appreciate your knack of cutting to the chase and telling it like it is. This book inspires me to motivate people to be involved in something bigger by showing me the footsteps of the vision for a local church." --Charles Lowery, President, Lowery Institute for Excellence