Item description for Lives Turned Upside Down: Ordinary People of Extraordinary Faith (Champions of the faith) by Faith Cook...
Overview Following on from the success of her best seller Seeing the Invisible, Faith Cook has again discovered fascinating and helpful stories of the lives of individuals who have been touched by the power of the gospel. This is inspirational reading for people of all ages.
Community Description In this fascinating collection of short biographical accounts, Faith Cook tells the stories of people whose lives have been turned upside down by God and whom he has used for his glory in all their variety of personality and circumstance. This is a book that will both challenge and inspire.
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Studio: EP Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.66" Width: 5.38" Height: 0.52" Weight: 0.47 lbs.
Release Date Oct 31, 2002
Publisher EVANGELICAL PRESS #532
Series Champions Of The Faith
ISBN 0852345216 ISBN13 9780852345214
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More About Faith Cook
Faith Cook, the daughter of OMF missionaries, was born in China and now lives in Derbyshire, England. She is the author of many other titles including Stronger than the sword; Anne Bradstreet pilgrim and poet; Stars in God's sky; Lady Jane Grey, nine-day queen of England; Fearless pilgrim, the life of John Bunyan; Our hymn-writers and their hymns; Seeing the invisible; Lives turned upside down; Under the scaffold [based on the life and times of William Grimshaw]; Caught in the web; and Living the Christian life, a joint publication with her husband Paul. Paul served as a pastor in churches in Northallerton, Shepshed and Hull. They have five children and ten grandchildren.
Reviews - What do customers think about Lives Turned Upside Down: Ordinary People of Extraordinary Faith (Champions of the faith)?
Excellent book for Christians and Non-Christians Alike Jul 2, 2005
Just as in her other books, "Singing in the Fire" and "Sound of Trumpets," "Lives Turned Upside Down" contains brief biographies of famous and not so famous Christians. All of the biographies, but one are of historical figures with the exception of the one about David Cogman--a physically disabled man from Hull, England where Mrs. Cook was a pastor's wife for many years. Her subjects come from all different walks of life. Some were uneducated while others were doctors, master craftsman, etc. Some had to be completely humbled before coming to the Lord, others were raised knowing the Living God.
In 2002, I had the opportunity to talk with Mrs. Cook about this book. She believes that this book is perhaps the best one of her books to give to a non-Christian as it clearly and repeatedly lays out the gospel message of Jesus Christ. I have to concur with her sentiments.
This book is also suitable for bible study groups. Each biography cites a passage or verse from scripture which can be used for further study. The language is simple enough for middle school students. It flows very quickly. You could finish it in a couple of hours. (I did this and have since enjoyed re-reading at a slower pace so that I was able to digest the lessons with out missing anything.)
Thus, I would urge everyone to read this book as well as her other books, including her recent autobiography "Troubled Journey--A Missionary Childhood in War-Torn China."