Countless Christians battle intimidation, which is camouflaged and subtle. Many feel the effects--depression, confusion, lack of faith--without knowing its root. Bevere guides readers below the surface to see the roots of intimidation. Readers will understand why it is hard...
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Countless Christians battle intimidation, which is camouflaged and subtle. Many feel the effects--depression, confusion, lack of faith--without knowing its root. Bevere guides readers below the surface to see the roots of intimidation. Readers will understand why it is hard to say no, why the fear confrontation and avoid conflict, and why they focus on pleasing others. Readers will learn to identify intimidation and know how to break its hold. Bevere explains how the fear of God keeps us from a life of ungodliness and produces confidence and boldness. Bevere advises, "Walk in your own God-given authority, or someone else will take it from you and use it against you."
John Bevere is known internationally for his boldness and passion, he delivers life-transforming Christian truth through his award-winning curriculums and bestselling books. He has been a ministry leader for more than 25 years, is a popular international speaker and the co-host of the television program "The Messenger," broadcast worldwide. He is also a frequent guest on Christian shows such as Joyce Meyer's "Enjoying Everyday Life," CBN's "700 Club," "LIFE Today with James and Betty Robison," Daystar's "Celebration" and "Joni" programs.
He is the author of 15 books, five of which are bestsellers, and his books are available in more than 60 languages. He is best-known as the author of The Bait of Satan, which has sold more than one million copies, Drawing Near, which was the recipient of Christian Retailing Magazine's 2005 Retailers Choice Award, and Driven by Eternity. His Drawing Near curriculum won a Telly Award in 2005. In 2007, Bevere was the recipient of a Communicator Award of Excellence for the curriculum for Driven by Eternity, awarded by the International Academy of Visual Arts.
Converted to Christianity as a student at Purdue University, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, but went on to pursue his passion and call to spread the Gospel. He attended Bible school in Texas and then served as an associate to the senior pastor at two local churches there and in Florida where he was trained and equipped for ministry.
In 1990, John and his wife Lisa, also a best-selling author and speaker, founded Messenger International in Orlando, Florida, relocating to Colorado Springs in 2001. The ministry has grown into a multi-faceted international outreach with offices in the United Kingdom and Australia.
John and Lisa live in Colorado Springs and have four sons, a daughter-in-law and a grandson.