Something wonderful and life-changing has been happening at Michael W. Smith's concerts. Recently he began closing the evening with a simple prayer of blessing woven from Scripture. The response has been overwhelming. The emails and letters of testimony are like nothing he has ever experienced in his 25 years of ministry. Far from being a 'magical' formula for extracting wealth and possessions from God, he has discovered that God's blessings are measured more by the flourishing of character in adversity than by the flourishing of stuff. The amazing result of God's true blessing is overflowing joy and peace. Unfortunately, many are robbed of the promise of blessing because they seek to be blessed more than to bless others. This beautiful work, written with writer Thomas Williams, will inspire readers to examine their hearts and learn to experience God's blessing as they seek to bless others, thus discovering the secret to drawing near to the heart of God.
Michael W. Smith is a successful recording artist who has recorded more than 25 albums and had numerous hit radio songs in the Christian and General markets. He's won numerous Grammy and Dove Awards and is the founder of Rocketown, an outreach to teenagers in a 38,000 square-foot facility in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. He is involved in mission work around the world. He has also written several best-selling books, including Old Enough To Know and Friends Are Friends Forever. He and his wife Debbie have five children and live in Nashville. SPANISH BIO: Michael W. Smith ha ganado varios premios Grammy y Dove, ademas de haber grabado veintidos albumes de musica cristiana. Muchas de sus canciones han tenido gran exito en el ambiente cristiano e incluso en la radio secular. Michael tambien se halla involucrado en numerosas obras de beneficencia en el mundo entero. Fundo Rocketown, una obra de alcance para adolescentes en el centro mismo de Nashville, Tennessee. Ha escrito varios libros que han alcanzado un gran exito de ventas, como Old Enough to Know y Friends Are Friends Forever. Mike y su esposa Debbie tienen cinco hijos, y residen en Nashville.
Thomas Williams has written 14 books, both fiction and nonfiction, including three with Josh McDowell. He has ghostwritten another dozen books for several popular authors. Formerly the executive art director for Word Publishing, Tom has designed or illustrated more than 2,000 book covers and now serves as a creative consultant to several publishers. He and his wife, Faye, have three married daughters and eight grandchildren. They live in Granbury, Texas near Fort Worth. SPANISH BIO: Thomas Williams ha escrito catorce libros, entre ellos varios de ficcion, tres de ellos con Josh McDowell. Ha ayudado a escribir una docena mas a otros autores populares. Habiendo sido el director de arte de Word Publishing, ha disenado mas de dos mil portadas de libros, y es consultor de creatividad de varias editoriales. Thomas y su esposa Faye tienen tres hijas casadas y ocho nietos. Residen en Granbury, Texas, cerca de Fort Worth.
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