Elijah (Great Lives From God's Word Series)
The best-selling Great Lives series continues as Swindoll chronicles the life of one of God's greatest prophets. Elijah stood up against the most powerful authority of his time, called fire down from heaven, and yet faced a tremendous battle with...
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The best-selling Great Lives series continues as Swindoll chronicles the life of one of God's greatest prophets. Elijah stood up against the most powerful authority of his time, called fire down from heaven, and yet faced a tremendous battle with depression. His story reveals a God who remains with us at all times.
Elijah the Tishbite. He stepped out of nowhere to become a significant prophet of God. The rugged, gaunt prophet from the obscure town of Tishbeh became God's powerful instrument of confrontation.^Alone, Elijah faced off with over four hundred prophets of the false god Baal x2026;and won. Yet, on another occasion, he became so terrified of a woman that he ran for his life. He was a man who God sent His ravens to fee. A man who God loved so much that He prepared a special chariot and horses of fire to transport him from earth to heaven. He was Elijah-the man in a whirlwind, the humble hero.""Like a meteor, he flashed across the inky blackness of Israel's spiritual night.""-J. Oswald Sanders^Like Elijah, we're all subject to times of bravery and times of fear. One day we're able to face life with a smile; the next, we feel crushed by its oppressive weight. We vacillate from courageous to cowardly, from hopeful to hopeless. Like Elijah, we are ordinary people with seemingly overwhelm
Charles R. Swindoll is senior pastor of Stonebriar Community Church, Frisco, Texas, and host of a leading program in Christian broadcasting, Insight for Living which airs in major Christian and non-Christian radio markets throughout the world and to a growing web-cast audience.
Chuck's extensive writing ministry has also served the body of Christ worldwide, He has written more than thirty best-selling books, such as Strengthening Your Grip; Laugh Again, and the Great Lives series, including Paul: A Man of Grace and Grit.
His leadership as president and now chancellor of Dallas Theological Seminary has helped prepare and equip a new generation for ministry. Chuck and Cynthia, his partner in life and ministry, have four grown children and ten grandchildren.