Based on the author’s heart-wrenching experiences from 2009 through 2014, The Irony of Grace is a powerful testimony of God’s ability to teach us powerful lessons in the midst of life’s most distressing valleys.
Many drivers are guilty of using their phone while driving. Chandler Gerber was one of those drivers and his actions resulted in tragedy. Ironically, he previously had been severely injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver.
The Irony of Grace is the story of surrendering anger, bitterness, and resentment to Jesus Christ. The ability to forgive emerges as the result.
Chandler Gerber, a husband and father, resides with his family near Bluffton, Indiana, where he was born and raised. He speaks throughout the country on the topics of driving safety, forgiveness, overcoming obstacles, and a variety of similar themes. His life plans never included speaking or being involved in the public eye, but God has a way of using each of us as He sees fit.
Chandler appears in “From One Second to the Next”, a short film on texting while driving that can be viewed on Netflix and YouTube. He is part of the “It Can Wait” program, a national crusade that raises distracted driving awareness.
“This book should be required reading for anyone with a driver’s license.”
– Dave Beckwith, pastor and author of THE EDGE: God’s Power Perfected in Weakness
“The Irony of Grace is a powerful and moving story that will linger in your mind and in your heart long after you close the book.”
– Suzanne Woods Fisher, bestselling author of Amish Peace: Simple Wisdom for a Complicated World
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About the Author
Chandler Gerber, a husband and father, resides with his family near Bluffton, Indiana, where he was born and raised. He speaks throughout the country on the topics of driving safety, forgiveness, overcoming obstacles, and a variety of similar themes. His life plans never included speaking or being involved in the public eye, but God has a way of using each of us as He sees fit. Chandler appears in “From One Second to the Next”, a short film on texting while driving that can be viewed on Netflix and YouTube. He is part of the “It Can Wait” program, a national crusade that raises distracted driving awareness.
When long-time American missionary Nancy Sheppard volunteered to work with her friend Nancy Writebol in ELWA Hospital’s Ebola ward, she did not know what to expect. Night after night she worked, suiting up and disinfecting the medical personnel and helping wherever needed. While it was difficult, she recognized she was witnessing something extraordinary.
Author Nancy Sheppard writes, “What am I seeing here? I asked myself. It was invisible to all but me. This dying woman was perhaps the most untouchable person in the world and yet Dr. Brantly was touching her. And he was not just touching her physically, but emotionally and spiritually as well. Who was I that I should be granted the privilege of witnessing this? It was somehow both utterly tragic and supremely glorious.”
When, despite following protocols to the best of their abilities, Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly were diagnosed with Ebola, she knew how they would suffer as they fought this deadly disease.
But, “In Harm’s Way” is more than a book about ELWA Hospital’s Ebola ward, it is the story of Liberia itself. Told in the sympathetic voice of one who cares for the country and her people, Nancy explains the multiple societal and cultural factors that have exacerbated the Ebola crisis in her adopted home. Warm and human, this book takes you into Liberia’s epicenter of the war against Ebola. You will not emerge the same.
About the Author
Nancy Sheppard (1960-) was born in Ft. Atkinson, Wisconsin, and shared her childhood with three brothers and a twin sister. After college graduation she and her husband Mark felt God was calling them to be missionaries to Liberia, West Africa. Following an idyllic first three years of ministry in the interior of that country, the Liberian Civil War began. This plunged the Sheppard family into a ministry they had never imagined–one among war refugees. God used the many years spent in this difficult work to create a new heart in Nancy, and it is out of that heart she writes. Mark and Nancy Sheppard have been married 33 years and are the parents of six children, ages 7 to 32 years, and the grandparents of three.
When Rebecca Tervo awoke on January 29, 2012 it seemed like just another lazy Sunday morning. What she didn’t realize was that her life and the life of her family had already been changed forever. Her 17 year old son, Trevor, was already dead of suicide in an adjacent room, she just didn’t know it yet.
The shock of another teen suicide was felt throughout the community and the schools.
This book tells how Rebecca reacted to the event that changed everything for her and her family. It was uncharted territory for her, her husband, the community and the school.
It describes the unrelenting and nearly unbearable grief and loss. There were so many questions and so few answers. Why would Trevor do this? Where were the signs that Trevor had been depressed? Did someone else know something about Trevor’s pain? Why would such a bright young man choose this?
How would she go on? She had so many unanswered questions. How would she care for her other three children and her grief-stricken husband? How would her 20+ year marriage survive the biggest trial it had ever faced?
These issues and the grieving process she lived through are all laid out with raw honesty, but are told as if she was sitting with you on the front porch with a cup of coffee.
After experiencing all the stages of grief and despite everything, Rebecca finds a way to dig her way back to life.She chooses to live a life with more happiness and purpose than ever before. This book tells how she uses various support groups and therapy sessions to cope, but ultimately does some major work on her own to enter life again.
Not as the same woman, but a new, more conscious and mindful mother, wife and friend. She depicts how her personal transformation helped her make the decision to leave her accounting career, lose weight, do major decluttering and forgiveness work, and set some big goals for her life.
This book shows how one woman turned her grief and the lessons she learned from it to a purposeful, happy life that she is now living on her terms.
Her hope is that anyone facing major obstacles in their life would find inspiration through her story.
At some point in their life, most Christians have walked through the doors of their church on Sunday morning and wondered what it really means to live a Christian life. Unfortunately, few ever do more than warm a pew on Sunday and try to be a “good person” throughout the week. But the reality is…
Jesus called us to change the world… starting with ‘the least of these.’
Dan King, popular blogger and founder of BibleDude.net, wrestled for several years with this idea of what it means to serve like Jesus did. That is, until he started researching the topic of poverty and what the Christian response to it looks like. One little writing project triggered a series of events, like dominoes, that eventually led him on an unlikely trip to Africa. It was a trip that would change things forever.
Follow Dan’s journey not only on a poverty-fighting trip through Africa, but also on the journey of discovery as the mission trip helps him find purpose and meaning in his Christian walk.
In addition to the stories of people and experiences on that trip to Africa, the book is full of practical ideas and exercises that will challenge you discover world-changing passion whether it takes you half-way around the world or keeps you right at home in your own backyard.
Where you go isn’t the important thing, but what you do with the gift you’ve been given is.
You have a unique gift, and God intends for you to use it to build His Kingdom. You can join Dan in this incredible journey today and discover a sense of purpose that will ignite your Christian faith in ways you’ve never expected!
About the Author
Christ-follower. husband. father. school of ministry and missions instructor. facebook channel editor for thehighcalling.org. co-founder and media director for the activistfaith.org movement. social media dude for helponenow.org. chief instigator at bibledude.net.
Reverend Wendell E. Mettey chronicles his ongoing journey of faith, determination and vision in his sequel biography What God Desires. In What God Desires: The Story of the Center for Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief, Reverend Mettey shares a candid account of the struggles and successes the ministry experienced through a ten-year span.
Now available in audiobook format! Download your copy today!
Wendell Mettey grew up in Cincinnati, OH and has a Master’s Degree in Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reverend Mettey has served as Pastor for several churches in the Cincinnati area. In 1991, after visiting war-torn Nicaragua and witnessing the poverty and devastation, he felt called by God to resign from his church and begin Matthew 25: Ministries.
Reverend Mettey and his wife Mickey (Michelle) have three children; Tim, Clare and Aaron. Wendell and Mickey are also the proud grandparents of Ethan, Sydney, Olivia, Cora, Noel and Ashlyn.
Reverend Mettey is the author of numerous devotional & inspirational publications. These include “Are Not My People Worthy? The Story of Matthew 25: Ministries” (released in 2004); “What God Desires The Story of the Center for Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief” (released in the 2008); “On Which Side of the Road Do the Flowers Grow?” (released in 2009), “Meet Those Who Met the Master” (released in 2012), and “Lost and Found, Stories of Christmas” (released in 2013). In addition to these books, Reverend Mettey has published several compilations of stories, sermons and reflections.
All books now available in audiobook format! Download your copies today!
There is a historic life movement coming to the body of Christ!
To be pro-life is to be pro-child.
Since 1973, the church has protested Roe v. Wade—the US Supreme Court case that declared on-demand abortion as a right.
The church is commanded to stand against darkness, but it also has an authority and responsibility to shine brightly and drive out the shadows.
It’s time for a new, proactive life movement that answers the critics and empowers the church to walk out the mandate of Malachi 4:5-6, turning our hearts toward the children.
Randy and Kelsey Bohlender share their inspiring story of embracing the call to be pro-child. This book will mobilize you to join the body of Christ and:
- Break the orphan spirit upon a generation
- Sift through the facts and myths about adoption
- Play your unique role in raising up the Moses’ in this hour
- Adoption is the next frontier for those who call themselves pro-life.
Take your place in ushering in this historic life movement!