Item description for Against the Wind: Finishing Well in a World of Compromise by K. P. Yohannan...
Overview But for you . . . Be different. Stay on course. Don't give up. From the shadow of death, the apostle Paul left these as the final words for Timothy, his son in the faith and the one who would take his place after martyrdom. Written in a time when many had the form of godliness but denied the power, and lovers of God turned lovers of self and pleasure, these three words called for a clear distinction between the true and the false. This same distinction must be made among us today. A choice is set before us: continue in the world of compromise, where we go to church and attempt the spiritual life, yet are never satisfied . . . or receive Paul's plea-but for you-and be genuine men and women who live by the higher call. Like Paul instructed Timothy, we must be men and women of godly character and press on, against the wind and against all the religious norms of our day to fulfill the call of God upon our lives. Drawing from contemporary illustrations and moving life experiences, K.P. Yohannan plumbs the depths of 2 Timothy to reveal the characteristics that help us to run strong, so that one day we can echo Paul-"I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith." Press on against the wind.
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Studio: Gospel for Asia
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Jan 31, 2005
Publisher GOSPEL FOR ASIA
ISBN 1595890319 ISBN13 9781595890313
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More About K. P. Yohannan
Dr. K.P. Yohannan has written more than 200 books in India and 6 in the United States, including the bestseller Revolution in World Missions, with more than 1.5 million copies in print. Founder and international director of Gospel for Asia, he coordinates the efforts of more than 14,000 native missionaries, heads a church-planting movement made up of approximately one million baptized believers, and gives direction to 54 Bible colleges that train more than 8,000 students each year for the mission field. K.P. lives near Dallas with his wife, Gisela.
K. P. Yohannan currently resides in Dallas, in the state of Texas.
Reviews - What do customers think about Against the Wind: Finishing Well in a World of Compromise?
Awesome Book! Mar 31, 2005
I've never read anything that puts the Christian walk in such light as this book. Against the Wind has impacted my life the most second to the Bible! It gives great insights on how a Christian should run the race in order to win based on Paul's writings to Timothy. I love the words used: "But for you, be different." This world is not our home, and we should live like it. The book calls for and inspires commitment to follow the Lord regardless of what comes along, and it is really down to earth in giving practical application. I would strongly urge anyone with a passion to follow Jesus to read this book.
Many should read this book...possibly only a few will Mar 29, 2005
It is an incredible opportunity to imagine sitting among this meeting of men (and the women laboring beside them) in the faith who are constantly watched by Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim radical groups and are daily laying their lives down for the Gospel. For our culture we can be tempted to quickly excuse the message as not relevant because of the original address being made to an Asian culture, but listening to this message, and being able to glean from such commitment greatly inspires one to a higher lifestyle than what surrounds us all. In each chapter K.P. shares a strong challenge and encouragement through certain principles taken from the mission field in Asia, which can be easily paralleled into our culture without pointing at any particular situation but to simply encourage the underlining Biblical principle.
The further relevance arises during a time when Christian compromise is dramatically increasing and unbelievers, though not rejecting Christ deliberately, are rejecting the Christ shown in the lives of Christians. For us in the states, what we call "radical Christian living," those laboring among the unreached with the Gospel claim as normal Christian life! However, within these pages I strongly believe the line between obedience and what we often cast aside as legalism is defined. Overall, the stories are real and I deeply think that is what allows one to see the practical nature of God's higher plane for us and encourages us to run after His instruction. This will definitely not be a book you sit down and read in one sitting and it will be a something you keep close for a reminder to overcoming the vast compromises surrounding our culture.