Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A timely devotional in these troubling times

By Dan Wooding
Founder of ASSIST Ministries

IRVINE, CA (ANS) -- Ron Brackin, co-author of the international bestseller Son of Hamas (SaltRiver, 2010), has a knack for digging. Probably his journalism background. Most of his nonfiction books have been true accounts of the persecuted church throughout the Middle East.

In You Are Eagerly Invited (Weller & Bunsby, 2011), however, Brackin has begun to peel away the layers of an ancient sacrament, that is too often taken for granted, to reveal a wonderful place of fellowship and revelation, a tent of meeting where we are invited to speak face to face with God.

Throughout the thirty-one days of this little devotional, the author allows us to sit in on honest, transparent encounters with God-whether times of faith or doubt, frustration or wonder.

Every day-carrying a plastic travel bottle of Welch's grape juice and a baggie filled with matzah-Ron Brackin walked through the fields and woods around the lake by his home, always stopping for a while to dine with God. And everyday, as they shared a meal together, the Holy Spirit revealed a little bit more of himself through what we call communion, Eucharist, or the Lord's Supper.

When daily headlines and a sch izophrenic economy leave us feeling flustered and insecure.when we realize that we don't have quite as much control over our lives as we thought and we're not sure how much longer we can cope with what's happening to our families, our country, and the world, along comes this delightful little book to help us find peace in the arms of the lover and comforter of our souls.

My chief complaint about Ron Brackin's devotional is that it's only a month long and only available as an ebook.
The good news is that it sells for just $2.99, and you can download it to your PC, Mac, Kindle, Nook, and/or smartphone from AmazonBarnes & Noble, or the iTunes Store.

Check out more books by Ron Brackin at www.ronbrackin.com .

Dan Wooding, 70, is an award winning British journalist now living in Southern California with his wife Norma, to whom he has been married for 48 years. They have two sons, Andrew and Peter, and six grandchildren who all live in the UK. He is the founder and international director of ASSIST (Aid to Special Saints in Strategic Times) and the ASSIST News Service (ANS) and was, for ten years, a commentator, on the UPI Radio Network in Washington, DC. He now hosts the weekly "Front Page Radio" show on KWVE in Southern California which is also carried throughout the United States. The program is also aired in Great Britain on Calvary Chapel Radio UK and also in Belize and South Africa. Besides this, Wooding is a host for His Channel Live, which is carried via the Internet to some 200 countries. You can follow Dan on Facebook under his name there or at ASSIST News Service. He is the author of some 44 books. Two of the latest include his autobiography, "From Tabloid to Truth", which is published by Theatron Books. To order a copy, press this link. Wooding, who was born in Nigeria of British missionary parents, has also recently released his first novel "Red Dagger" which is available this link.

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