GES has some great books. I am sure that many reading this blog have benefited from the writings of people like Zane Hodges, Bob Wilkin, and others. I wanted to take this opportunity to let you all know that a new book will be coming out shortly, Lord willing.
This book is a little different from the others GES sells. I should know, since I wrote it. The title is Elisabeth: Christ’s Medal of Honor Recipient. It’s about my daughter who died about two years ago.
In it, I try to explain, from a Biblical perspective, what her life and death teach all of us. Obviously, it is not a commentary on a particular book of the NT, or a book emphasizing how to exegete certain Bible passages. Hopefully, however, it will accurately present Biblical truths through Elisabeth as an example.
Elisabeth had cerebral palsy her whole life and was confined to a wheelchair. She faced certain difficulties that most of us do not. But even if we don’t experience the same trials she did, all believers do go through hard times. How should we view them? What role can they play?
Another thing Elisabeth showed me is that we should not judge greatness by the world’s standards. Her example demonstrates that those the world deems great are often not those seen as great in the eyes of the Lord. This is an important lesson. When believers think that what they do is insignificant because it seems so small or nobody notices, they should reconsider how the Lord evaluates things.
I don’t know how this book will stack up against the wonderful Free Grace material available to the readers of this blog, and others, through the ministry of GES. As the author of the book, as well as the father of the book’s subject, there is no way I can be objective. But I do hope that some will benefit from it.
If you, or a believer you know, are going through a difficult time in their life, this book might be a good read for them. The same would be true for a servant of the Lord who is discouraged because they don’t see the results they want to see. An unbeliever who is not interested in reading a theological book might be interested in this human-interest story. In the book I make it a point to give the gospel of eternal life by grace through faith alone. Elisabeth’s life would have been meaningless without that starting point. The unbeliever who reads about her and comes to faith will certainly have benefited from that good news!
People sometimes claim that books on theology are hard to read. Hopefully, this book won’t be like that. Maybe some who wouldn’t read the other books in GES’ bookstore will read this book. I wanted to give you a heads-up that the book is soon to become available. If you know somebody who might be helped by it, you can let them know.
Thanks for all of you who support the ministry of GES.