Sharing God’s Word just got a little better! This photo of the PBC Bookstore First Fruits display was a distant dream until this morning. Kelly Graham Flores, Bookstore Manager, notified me on Friday that I am the featured “Author of the Month” for August 2016. This is a new program instituted only a few months ago, and of which I was unaware.
On any given weekend, the average attendance for Saturday and Sunday services is about 20,000 members and visitors. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the prominent theme in all services, whether in English or En Espanol. There are two bookstores to encourage members to expand their study of God’s Word through different Bible translations, Bible study workbooks and Christian literature and devotionals such as First Fruits.
Humbled and honored, there is now greater opportunity for more seekers to take a look at First Fruits, and determine if it meets their needs for personal use or to give as a gift. It is available at most online bookstores and through Barnes and Noble, but I count First Fruits availability in my own PBC Bookstore as the high prize!
First Fruits was written to encourage readers to develop their relationship with Jesus Christ. Being led to write in the first person of God, my prayer was to “get me out of the way” so that God could speak directly to the seeker. Because I am also sharing the weekly precepts from First Fruits on my blog, it is evident from many comments that God is doing just that.
My prayer is that God would put First Fruits in the hands of those He wants to have it. For a variety of reasons, seekers who may not pick up a Bible to read will pick up a book like First Fruits. My desire is that God will transform our faith from passive to passionate, and our love from self-centered to God-centered. If you should need a new devotional for personal use or for gifts, I hope you will look for First Fruits in the Prestonwood Bookstore.
Looking Upward for THE WAY Forward,