A breathtaking story of harrowing trials, life-threatening dangers, and God's steadfast faithfulness! Called to spread the gospel in Mexico during the late 1950s, missionary pilot John Eils and his wife, Josie, were jailed and falsely accused of smuggling and prostitution. Their hair-raising account is a powerful testimony to God's grace and provision. 160 pages, softcover from Whitaker.
"Where to next?" Jerry asked.It was customary on each mission to drop Gospels into as many villages as their supply would allow. Before John Eils could reply to the question, both men were petrified by a sound every pilot dreads. The engine missed. The smooth rhythm all too quickly changed to rough sputtering. Both men stared in silence at the complex instruments and controls. The altimeter was spinning like a roulette wheel. The message was simple: The ground was getting closer by the second-and so was death."Look for a place to land!" cried John. "We're in trouble-real trouble!"Scandalous Saint is the harrowing true story of missionary pilot John Eils, whose exploits in Mexico in the late 1950s read more like the script of a Hollywood movie. In answering the call to spread the gospel throughout Mexico, John and his wife, Josie, faced trials, dangers, and resistance from the moment they crossed the border. They were jailed and even falsely accused of both smuggling and using the church as a house of prostitution.With faith and courage, they managed to escape one hair-raising scrape after another. Their story is a powerful reminder of how God's grace and provision follow those who serve Him with all their hearts.
Pastor John C. Hagee is the founder and senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, a nondenominational evangelical church with more than twenty thousand active members. Pastor Hagee is also founder and president of John Hagee Ministries, which telecasts his national radio and television teachings throughout America and in 249 nations worldwide. He is the author of thirty-three books, including four New York Times best sellers. He and his wife, Diana, are blessed with five children and twelve grandchildren.