ISBN: 9781615073832 ISBN-13: 9781615073832 Availability: In Stock
Pastor Fred Winters was shot and killed while leading a Sunday morning service at First Baptist Church in Maryville, Illinois, in March 2009, a tragedy that made headlines across the country. He will long be remembered as someone whose life ended too soon at the hands of a gunman. But Winters will also be remembered as the man who, at twenty-three, became pastor to a withering church of 30 worshippers and helped it grow into a vibrant congregation of 1,500 by the time of his death. A skilled and inspiring leader, Pastor Fred, as he was affectionately known, also took the time to write, producing this collection of thirty-one days of devotions from the book of Proverbs while on sabbatical in 2007. Each devotion consists of the day's verse, a mini-sermon illustrated with anecdotes from Winters' personal life, questions for individual reflection, and a prayer. You'll learn something from each mini-sermon and deepen your understanding of what the verse means for your own walk with God as you meditate on the thought-provoking questions. Author Robert Cunningham has added a brief biography of Fred Winters that illuminates the devotions further, showing how God can do great things with one person who surrenders his life to Him despite a troubled childhood and difficult challenges. From how to deal with fears and anger to the importance of completing things we've started, Winters found guidance in Proverbs and was moved to share these devotions. His story and his writings will strengthen and inspire you, too.