Welcome Reading Friends and New Subscribers! This is David Telbat. We live in a world that swiftly judges without mercy, and rejects the idea that people can truly change. However, my books are filled with characters who supernaturally change directions. By God’s miraculous hand, they experience new birth after believing the gospel message. But is this real? Is such a change just fiction? Does it happen in real life?
Can People Truly Change?
When I write, I’m often inspired by people I know in real life. I’ve ministered to many men, some of whom have become friends. For example, two of my friends are named Edwin and Justin. They are both faithful believers and followers of Jesus Christ, but they were not always believers. Nor were they friends with each other. Quite the opposite!
Edwin is a black man from Alabama, a man who once dealt drugs. He was a racist, as he describes himself, and lived well, making lots of money through his illegal business.
Justin was a White Supremacist from California. He was popular in high school, but found himself mixed up with a bad crowd, and eventually made decisions that led him into trouble with the law.
Until God Caught Them.
Years ago, no one would have guessed that these two men—from different races, born on opposite sides of the country—would one day be serving faithfully in the same congregation. But they don’t only serve in the same congregation. They are partners—closer than blood brothers, evangelists, impacting more lives as a team than they ever could separately.
Can people change? Well, not really . . . unless they die to their old selves, and are reborn by God.
If you are a Christian, then you know this already, because you’re not the same person you used to be, either. I hope you share about your rebirth with someone today who desperately needs a rebirth of their own. Jesus Christ is the answer!
I have a new series of four novellas about to come out as eBooks—The Resolution Series—that are filled with examples of how God changes people. I hope you will check them out this summer!
See you on the next page!
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Novel Update: We just got the new RESOLUTION book covers up on our site! Click the link to learn more about the series and to see the new covers. The novellas are in the midst of the editing phase. Stay tuned to our weekly posts for more news.