What is in your toolbox? Most of us have hammers and screwdrivers for repairs, and of course power toolsbecause nothing brings greater happiness than making a mess and generating a lot of noise.
But did you know that Gods fingerprints can be found in our toolboxes as well? We can uncover amazing spiritual lessons tucked between our pliers and wrenches. Sometimes we act as if God is distant, but God glimpses are present in every aspect of our lives. We just have to look for them.
Take a trip through thirty items in a toolbox and discover encouragement, inspiration, and confirmation that God is so close you can reach out and touch Him. Get powered up to live as a man of character and strength.
JOHN PERRODIN has loved books since childhood and has always wanted to be a writer. A registered nurse, he works as a Patient Representative for Centura Health Services.John co-authored Simple Little Words with Michelle Cox and the Renegade Spirit Series novels with Jerry B. Jenkins. John is an attorney, speaker, and journalist, he wrote 3-Minute Devotions for Grads and contributed to various devotional volumes including The Spirit Calling. He has also prepared Bible commentaries, written magazine articles, and does personal mentoring for authors who want to improve their skills. John has worked for Focus on the Family, Promise Keepers, Alliance Defending Freedom, the Jerry Jenkins Writers Guild, and Alive Literary Agency where he served as Contract Manager. He lives with his fantastic wife and remarkable children in Colorado.
MICHELLE COX, known for her "encouragement with a Southern drawl," is a speaker and an award-winning, bestselling author. She is a member of the blog team for Guideposts. Her "Life with a Southern Grandmother" column runs twice each week at Guideposts.org. Michelle is a contributing writer for Leading Hearts Magazine and does reviews and interviews for ChristianCinema.com. She has written for Focus on the Family, WHOA Magazine for Women, and a variety of other publications and sites. Michelle has been a guest on numerous television and radio programs, including Hannity and Focus on the Family. She is the creator of the Just 18 Summers® brand of parenting products and resources.
You cant do better than my friends Michelle Cox and John Perrodin if youre looking for spiritual guidance leading to real growth. When I think of them both, what comes to mind beyond their commitment to stellar writing and careful Scriptural scholarship is a deep love for God and a reverence for His Word. Add to that their example as spouses and parents in two long-term marriages, and you have a pair of authors uniquely qualified to mine the unsearchable riches of Christ. Immerse yourself in God Glimpses...and come away more disciplined, consistent, and prepared to serve.
Jerry B. Jenkins, Novelist & Biographer, JerryJenkins.com
Catching a glimpse of God is one of the great joys and encouragements in our daily walk with the Lord. Im so glad Michelle and John wrote the God Glimpses books. Its a brilliant idea - stuffing jewelry boxes and tool boxes with clever concepts to enhance our relationship with God.
Todd Starnes, Fox News Channel
Move over Bob Vila! Whether you need a spiritual gut-rehab, remodeling, or plain old preventive maintenance, you'll need this toolbox by your side. Michelle and John have nailed down practical, easy-to-read blueprints for a man's spiritual growth. Of course we are all "fixer-uppers," but when it comes to spiritual property value for Christian men, the heart is the location of greatest value.
Dr. Jeff Brown, Psychologist, Assistant Clinical Professor at Harvard Medical School, and author of The Winner's Brain and The Runner's Brain
As an avid do-it yourselfer, I have acquired an extensive array of tools in my toolbox. However, I never imagined that there was a whole new way to look at my toolbox until I read God Glimpses from the Toolbox: Using Tools to Build Men of Character. Reading this book has shown me that just as I am careful about using the proper tools when doing improvements to my home, I need to equip myself with the proper spiritual tools as well as know how to correctly use them if I am to make much-needed improvements to my spiritual home. What great lessons I learned and can now apply to my life through this marvelous book! Excuse me now as I go plan my next do-it-yourself project.
Isaac Hernandez, VP of Programming/Parables TV
We built our home so we have tools upon tools we used to build a strong and stable home. That same plethora of handy tools is exactly what John Perrodin and Michelle Cox have placed in God Glimpses from the Toolbox: Using Tools to Build Men of Character. Having three sons and a grandson, this book is exactly the kind of toolbox every guy needs to hammer together a sturdy and well-built future.
Pam and Bill Farrel, authors of forty-five books, including 7 Simple Skills for Every Woman and
7 Simple Skills for Every Man
What a clever idea! I like the use of "manly" stuff as a way to illustrate our relationship with God.
Ken Raney, Clash Entertainment
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