Thursday, August 22, 2013

Look What God Is Doing!

Look What God Is Doing!
Dick Eastman
Chosen Books, Baker Publishing Group, Grand Rapids MI USA

2009 Revised Edition 204 pp Free
ISBN 978-0-8007-9474-3 (pbk.)

This book brings a refreshing and joyful reminder that God is alive and active in our world today. In a society saturated with depressingly bad news the story of Every Home for Christ is indeed good news.

The ministry of Every Home for Christ began in Canada in 1946 with a goal of reaching every home with Gospel booklets to bring the good news of Christ to every person in the world. International President, Dick Eastman, constantly travels the globe, often with his wife Dee, to see for himself the work and verify its results. This uniquely qualifies him to write this book with accurate and up to date knowledge.

Individual stories of transformed lives are told in their local settings with colourful background information. Local stories in turn reveal the bigger picture of God’s work in communities and nations.

Every Home for Christ works in partnership with local believers empowering them to reach their own communities and local churches absorb the new believers. In many places Christ Groups are formed to give essential follow-up and discipleship training.  Thousands of individuals, many of them volunteers, are involved in the work every day with an impressive organisation supporting them. EHC is adaptable to local conditions as seen in one community of tree-dwellers where the name became Every Tree for Christ.

Campaigns have been conducted in 198 nations, with complete coverage to date in 101 nations. Eastman confirms that the work is a Spiritual battle, and prayer coverage is vital for the protection of the workers and the advance of the Gospel.

Eastman also confronts theological questions that people may have e.g. being commanded that we should take the Good News to everybody everywhere, but we must also obey the authorities and some Governments expressly forbid evangelism. Godly wisdom is needed in many situations, and EHC workers must be sensitive to local conditions and laws.

I found the book thrilling and very easy to read. It was exciting to be reminded of God’s activity and his hand on individuals and nations today.

Thank God that his work is being done by joyful, dedicated Christ-followers, bringing more people into his kingdom by the minute.

For more information about Every Home for Christ, and to get your own copy of the book, check out the website given here or in your own country.

No comments:

Post a Comment