Posts Categorized: Stories

What difference do your donations make? Here you’ll find stories from the people whose lives have been touched by Josh McDowell and his ministry—and you.

No Longer Alone

I was wondering if you could let Josh McDowell know how much his talk at Lancaster Day of Prayer meant to me. Hearing his life’s story struck a chord with me. So similar and so different. You see I came from an abusive Christian home. I was forced by family to be with a female… Read more »

Set Free by Faith

From our staff: “At a conference we met a missionary to Wales who shared this incredible story of how our ministry is making a difference in unlikely ways: “A prostitute in Wales had been given a copy of Josh’s book, More Than a Carpenter. She read it, was convicted of her life-choices and gave her… Read more »

Opening Eyes

From our staff: “Once, Josh and I were in Vancouver, B.C. for a  conference. Almost 2,500 Canadians came from all over the area (some drove 24 hours) to attend this conference titled “Hidden in Plain Sight.” Josh spoke at the opening and closing sessions, presented at a workshop, and spoke at a local church on… Read more »

Books for the Batboy

From our staff: Recently, we held an Apologetics Seminar at a church in California. One of the people helping me for the weekend was Dan, the Missions Pastor at the church. He shared his story with me of how our ministry influenced his life: “I grew up in a religiously diverse family. My two sisters… Read more »

Answers within Reach

Dear Josh: I wanted to write and tell you what an amazing impact your book, “More Than a Carpenter” has had on me and my youth ministry. It is a great resource for high school and college youth pastors and youth leaders. I am a youth leader at my local church and lead a small… Read more »

“Carpenter” in France

“More than a Carpenter” has been given away on campus, at special Christmas and Easter events, at doctor’s appointments, and in various other situations, and we are so excited to see the interest people have shown, especially because it is definitely not the expected typical French response. “We gave about 50 copies of the book… Read more »

Indestructible Joy

Josh:   I have a great story to tell, and will try to give you the very abbreviated version here. Around 2006 a business acquaintance, John, and I got acquainted on a more personal level, and went on a few dates. About a week into this ‘dating’ phase, I learned that John did not share… Read more »

Easy-to-Understand Truth

The first book I read by Josh McDowell was in May 2016.  It was The Witness.  Right after, I devoured Josh’s biography Undaunted.  This book completely inspired me!  Christians also need inspiration from time to time! I made a firm decision that I will use the book Undaunted to the maximum as a helpful tool for evangelism. … Read more »

Inter-Generational Ministry

From one of our staff: Once we were in Lafayette, LA, where Josh spoke at a conference. While there I had several people share how our ministry has impacted their life and the life of their families. One woman told me that her sons were heavily influenced by Josh (and the ministry). Every time they’d… Read more »

Answers on YouTube

Hello there! I would just like to thank you for posting videos of Mr. McDowell on YouTube. My 7-year-old son loves to hear the Bible and asks wonderful questions. Recently he asked how we can know that the copy of Matthew we read is what Matthew wrote down. It was wonderful to be able to… Read more »