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Overview SUBTITLE: The Personal Testimony of America's First Evangelical Anchorman
This is a book that EVERY Christian, every pastor and every church leader should read! Raised From The Dead is full of raw honesty and a moving depiction of sin's hold on the human heart. But, hope calls out to us from its pages to testify of what God wants to do, what He is able to do, what He WILL do in the life of any person who will call upon Him...no matter how hopeless it looks.
Your image of what a crackhead looks like probably doesnt include an impeccably dressed television anchorman delivering your evening news. But it should. For 25 years, two-time Emmy Award winning TV news anchor Frank Turner's life was a roller coaster ride that took him from the heights of achievement to the depths of addiction.
Building a life on a childhood that included abandonment, abuse and sexual molestation, Turner constructed a brilliant career while concealing a tormented life. Turner interviewed presidents, kings, mayors, moguls, and reported on disasters and riveting news headlines. But, the most shocking and heart-rending news story was always his own. It it has never been reported until now.
Follow the journey from abused little boy, drugged-addicted adult, to saved, delivered, healed and restored believer, to Americas First Evangelical Anchorman. Raised From The Dead is the gripping and powerful account of Emmy Award-winning television news anchor Frank Turner's descent into hopeless drug addiction, even as his career was skyrocketing him to fame and wealth.
Raised From The Dead is also a story about what God can do when all hope is lost. It is a story about victory. But ultimately it is a story about transformation. Raised From The Dead is Frank's personal story of the heart-wrenching details of his abandonment and sexual abuse as a child. His 25 year addiction to drugs and alcohol, including 22 years helplessly and hopelessly addicted to smoking pure cocaine. His years of involvement with the Nation of Islam, while married to the daughter of Louis Farrakhan. And the shocking revelations of Frank's participation in drug use and trafficking while at WXYZ-TV, Channel 7 in Detroit! This is an awe inspiring account of a loving God's salvation, deliverance, healing and restoration.
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Studio: Zoe Life Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.9" Weight: 1.4 lbs.
Release Date Mar 31, 2008
Publisher NEWLIFE BOOK DISTRIBUTORS
ISBN 1934363278 ISBN13 9781934363270
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More About Frank Turner
Pastor, evangelist and author Frank Turner is the founder and president of Gods Amazing Grace Ministries, an international evangelistic association. In 2006, Frank retired from WXYZTV Channel 7 as the coanchor of Detroits highest rated 5 oclock newscast to devote his life to ministry fulltime. He and his wife Nicky and their children live in Brighton, Michigan
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Raised from the Dead Dec 17, 2007
I must say that even though Frank Turner fell from grace I had no idea that he was so addicted to drugs that he had to have a "transition team" just to get by in the Detroit market. It was inspirational to learn that he is healed body and soul. It reminded me of my own encounter with God. We can all relate to what he wrote. It took guts to reveal himself in such a profound way. I admire him for being able to to that. The book is well worth reading.
For the Second Time in My Life I Read a Whole Book in One Day Nov 3, 2007
"Raised from the Dead" by Frank Turner, is the personal testimony of America's First Evangelical Anchorman. Ironically, the first book that I read in one day, "Hope for the Flowers", had the same wonderful message for me. March 11, 1971 is when my life changed forever. The other book was about crawling catapillers, that God changed to beautiful butterflies, as only He can do.
This is one man's story about abandonment and sexual abuse as a child, in addition to smoking pure cocaine. It's about his marriage to the daughter of Louis Farrakhan. It is also about drug use and trafficking. It is about salvation, deliverance, healing and restoration. But if you are seeking for truth in your own life, I promise you this book will show you the miracle that happens when you reach out and ask God to change your heart, change your mind and turn you into that beautiful person that He intended you to be. (Remember the butterfly?)
I'm the mother of five children and a grandmother of eleven. I've never had Frank Turner's horrendous experiences in life, but I could relate to him just because I was a lost, self-righteous soul headed for hell until that awesome day, March 11, 1971, when God called my name and changed my eternal destination. "Old things passed away, He made all things new."
Thank God I was forever changed just as you will be after you read what God did in Frank Turner's life and what God wants to do in each of His children's lives.
Thank you for sharing your story and I'm praying that you enjoy His miracles that are "new every day".
Gratefully Yours, Boots Barlow
The Real Deal ... a page turner Nov 2, 2007
Rarely has a Christian biography like RAISED FROM THE DEAD by Frank Turner, grabbed my attention and wouldn't let go from the first page to the very last. Seldom have I read one with the really "hard" issues in it. This is Reality at its worst and its very Best.
The thoughts, experiences, and word images are so artfully written that they seem burned into my memory. I was disappointed when the book ended. RAISED FROM THE DEAD is captivating, riveting, challenging and with a bit of humor thrown in. The way this author has with words, makes the reader stop to marvel and meditate at the depth of his thoughts and the beauty of language.
The best part of course, is how Frank Turner brings you right into the experiences with him--from the deepest pit of addiction to the heights of his love for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and his Nicky. This author doesn't cop out and whitewash his "before" story so as not to offend Christians' sensibilities. While tastefully written, he is refreshingly honest, open, and vulnerable, which makes him someone the reader can relate to.
I don't usually use the word "anointed" about anything these days, but I believe it applies to this book. I believe the Lord will use it to reach many for salvation in Jesus Christ, and to give all believers renewed hope and looking forward to living a life totally dedicated to Him and anxiously awaiting His soon return.
Raised From The Dead Oct 26, 2007
Raised From the Dead Frank Turner's book is a sure breath of hope to any who have felt hopelessly alone and/ or have or are battling addictions. This book is just not for those in the categories described above; it is a true work of hope. Frank keeps you on the edge of your chair from defeat to glory. A must read for all who could use some inspiration in their life.
Think Again - drugs are not just folks in the gutter or in the ghetto! Oct 24, 2007
Just when you thought you knew what a "crack head" would talk, walk and look like...you were wrong. Frank Turner was a high-profile news anchor on ABC Detroit but had real "issues." Like a lot of us, he had ghosts from the past that haunted him - but he let those ghosts torture him - almost to the point of destruction! Thank God for HIS GRACE. This book shows you the amazing grace of God and how much His love for us is not beyond anyone's reach. Great, fast read. Better than chocolate!
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