Dear Friends, you have learned that I cannot write about perfect people, because there are no perfect people in reality, except for Christ. This is why in the new Steadfast Series Book Five, I show our hero, Eric Radner, in a place of weakness and even bitterness. God’s people do struggle, but thanks be to God, His strength is greater than our own.
Imperfect Eric Radner is in each of us
I didn’t have to reach very far when I wanted to show Eric Radner learn through a moment of struggle and selfishness. I had only to look at myself. Even as a faithful Christian for several years, I sometimes find my faith is not as steadfast as I wish it were. Because our spiritual war against the flesh is the real Christian experience, I wanted to express it in this next book about America’s Last Days.
Trusting in God’s Strength
But if all we do is focus on our struggles, failures, and imperfections, then we never get to see the mighty hand of God, who graciously rescues His people in the midst of their weaknesses. The path to recovery is not in a Christian’s strength, but in a Christian’s faith to trust in God’s strength to lead us through repentance and restoration.
I hope you can identify with Eric Radner in his struggles—but especially with his sincere heart for God, who is the One who pulls Eric out of his spiritual woes. Enjoy this new book due out soon!
See you on the next page!
Steadfast Book Five is in the editing process, along with Steadfast Book Six. We plan to release them both close to the same time so you can move quickly from one to the next. Be watching for news in our posts, on the book pages, and on our Novel News Page.
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Prayer Prompt: Sadly, Pastor Andrew Brunson was not released from prison in Turkey after his hearing July 18th. Please be praying for his next hearing scheduled for Oct 12th. You can read the latest news on his case here. UPDATE: Pastor Brunson was released from prison into house arrest! We pray this is the first step to complete freedom. Pray for him and his family and that he is not continued to be used as a political pawn.
COMING UP: Join us next time for another view into SF5 with, “Points of Interest inside Steadfast Book Five.“