FaithMarkers: Biblical Exemplars of Faith to Encourage Believers in These Last Days ... by Edna R. Payne

How deep is your faith? Will your faith hold up against the chaos in your life, in your community, in your world? Is your walk with Jesus Christ one of complete trust in Him? Can God count on you in these last days to do the unthinkable, the remarkable, and even the inexplicable? How far are you willing to go for the Word of God and the testimony of Jesus? Going to church every Sunday and being busy with church stuff is not an indication of the depth of one's faith. Those of us who confess Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior have not been saved merely to exist but to call our faith into action as He wills, in accordance with His Word. FaithMarkers gives a compelling explanation of the term “faith”-what it truly means. In addition, allow Noah, Abraham, Deborah, Job, Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, Mary, and Paul-these biblical exemplars of faith-to encourage you to stand firm in the faith during these last days. Their faith experiences are powerful and convicting as well as humanly vulnerable and transparent. God has not changed; as these last days wind down to Jesus's return, He wants His relationship with us to be just as powerful, if not more so, as it was with those faithmarkers of antiquity. Will He find faith on Earth when He comes again?


 When I met Edna R. Payne at the Ohio Readers and Writers Expo, I knew by her bubbly personality and her strong faith in God, that her book FaithMarkers: Biblical Exemplars of Faith to Encourage Believers in These Last Days was going to be nothing short of amazing!
Her book starts out with the meaning and explanation of faith and moves on to selected and beloved people of the bible recalling their stories, how they can relate to us now and ending with a "faith lesson."
The book is backed up by scripture text references and what they mean. Edna has dug deeply in the Bible for accurate and appropriate scripture for each story, as she did not want the reader to be hindered or frustrated in trying to figure out what Bible books they represent.
FaithMarkers should be in every Bible school (or study) curriculum as the attention to detail is quite extensive. As stated by the author: "One thing we must remember is that not always will we see the fruits of our faithfulness. We must remember that our faith is for the good of the Kingdom in this life as well as beyond."
A fabulous read for anyone who really wants to dig deeper in God's word.

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