Drawing from years of research into historic revivals, A.B. Smithyman turns the spotlight away from the characters that are so familiar to us and focuses on the lesser-known individuals who, through simple acts of devotion, were equally used of God to bring about His purposes.
This short collection of devotional-style readings for those of us who, at times, have wondered whether what we have to contribute to God’s kingdom is really that valuable.
What people are saying:
The opportunity to look back into the lives of men and women touched by God’s love is purposeful. The opportunity to then look up to God, the source of that amazing love, is precious. The opportunity to look at them together is powerful.
Reverend Katei Kirby: Communicator & Vice President of Tearfund.
How can we resist the draining and distracting complexity of modern life? More than ever do we need inspiration, encouragement and rest in God. With stories of how ordinary people, filled with the Spirit of God, have led extraordinary lives, these reflections provide refreshment for all us pilgrims. Supported by Scripture, quotes and prayer, they help to still our hearts, stimulate our minds and focus our gaze upon the beauty of the cross. They are fuel for disciples of Christ.
Dr. David Landrum: Bible Society, Senior Parliamentary Officer, House of Commons, London.
This is a wonderful devotional. The format of timeless truths in thought-provoking reflections base on real people’s lives, followed by a Scripture, a quotation and a prayer, works really well. I was challenged and inspired by every one of the chapters.
Charles Whitehead: Chairman of the Catholic Evangelisation Services, and the International Charismatic Consultation.
Andy’s approach is fresh and brings us to a place where we can explore the issues and find answers. For personal and group use, this study really works.
Tom & Suzie Brock: Directors of Wave of Life Ministries International.
Andy Smithyman’s book is my kind of book. Not being a big reader myself, it’s the kind of book you can dip into and pick up pearls of wisdom and inspiration. It’s great to have alongside your Bible for the morning quiet time.
Godfrey Birtill: Singer/Songwriter
This lovely little book is both inspiring and sobering. Inspiring as we read of the amazing way the Lord has used the great and the humble, and sobering as we are reminded that God can use any life that is surrendered to him. Its chapters, Scriptures and prayer are brief enough for it to be a helpful devotional aid in the rush and tumble of busy days.
John & Christine Noble: Speakers & authors.
Arranging historical vignettes, Scriptural reflections and stories of everyday faithfulness, Andy Smithyman has composed a colourful kaleidoscope of life that will brighten your day and inspire your walk with God.
Marijke Hoek: Coordinator Forum for Change, Evangelical Alliance.
This will be our Pilgrim Journey: from busyness to the real business of feeding the soul, educating the mind and softening the heart. I hope this will not be the last we read of Andy Smithyman as he has done us activists a favour: to slow the pace for a while.
Gerald Coates: Founder of Pioneer, author, speaker & broadcaster.