Posts Tagged: more than a carpenter

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 »

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 »

Appreciation for Decades of Ministry

Josh, Turning 65 this year, I’m trying to make sure some of my heroes know how much they have impacted me. Since 1973, when one of my students at a Christian high school gave me a copy of More Than a Carpenter, I have undoubtedly invoked your name, shared your testimony, and given away unknown... Read more »

Coaching Basketball and the Word

Coleen knew she was taking a risk. Sharing her faith in the closed country in Central Asia where she was serving as a teacher and coach could get her thrown out of the country — or even arrested. In this region of the world, there is one dominant religion. Other religions, like Christianity, are forbidden…. Read more »

You never know where a book you give might travel

You never know where a book you give might travel -- or who it might impact with the message of Jesus Christ. Every summer, thousands of people from North Africa and the Middle East cross the Mediterranean Sea by ferry to vacation in Europe. When it’s time to return home, they wait in long ferry... Read more »

Comparing Religions

Iskandar is a scientist and philosopher in the Middle East. He was comparing different religions and trying to find the only true religion. When he visited one of our staff, he received the More Than a Carpenter book. He studied it for a long time and he was surprised by the facts in the book that led… Read more »

Far from Everywhere

Rukshona was born in a remote mountainous village. She had never left her village and grew up in a very conservative culture and strict religious environment. The conditions for life were very difficult. They had no running water, no bathrooms. One day a mudslide came down on the village. Most of the houses were damaged…. Read more »