Marie shares her thoughts on Kevin Springer's new memoir, A Road to Unimagined Adventure.
Marie and I were on staff with Kevin in the late 90s and he has continued to be a friend and mentor. He and his wife, Suzanne, are part of the prayer support for Marie and I.
I have since read the book and found it very encouraging and inspiring. I think it's still in preorder status for publication in November. I recommend it.
You may recognize his name as the co-author of John Wimber's books, including Power Evangelism and Power Healing. Power Evangelism has been recognized as one of the most influential Christian books of the last 50 years.
From the publisher:
How far would you go to experience an exceptional spiritual life?
Big Words are God’s voice, rooted in an intimate relationship with him—the Spirit of Christ speaking to you, guiding and shaping your life. They usually come at life’s crossroads, those moments that define your future. These words are the roadmap to an adventure that matters for eternity.
Kevin Springer was only 18 years old, reeling from disappointment and humiliation, when he discovered God was a dream wrecker. At age 15 he believed in God and thought he was his friend, but now God was silent when Kevin needed him most.
Kevin carefully planned and worked hard for his future—his college choice, his career, even where he’d live. He did everything required for success. That’s when God monkey-wrenched his life. His plans evaporated, leaving him in a vacuum of despair, isolation, and self-pity. Kevin decided to run. He packed his car and headed as far away from God as he could.
Then, when things couldn’t get any worse, God spoke; softly, deeply, gently. “If you enter the freeway, your life will never be the same. You will change the direction of your life, and it will not be for the better.” Kevin listened to the Big Word and discovered God’s plans were far better than anything he could ever imagine.
Kevin took a U-turn back into God’s will and onto A Road of Unimagined Adventure. This is his story.
She mentioned this in our previous podcast.