Wouldn't it be thrilling to sit down with some of the great thinkers and leaders of the Christian faith and ask them questions about their faith, struggles, vision, hopes, and fears? Chris Coppernoll did just that, and in this book, he reveals their inspiring secrets. The author, in this captivating, can't-put-it-down book, gets into the hearts and lives of some of today's pacesetters in the Christian faith. Open the pages of this book and examine the lives of such people as Max Lucado, Frank Peretti, and Sheila Walsh through candid conversations between Coppernoll and these modern-day heroes of faith. You will be surprised, inspired, and very likely refreshed in your own relationship with God. Little-known facts and inspirational insights from some of the greatest Christian leaders of today will ignite the dreamer within you and propel the faith that lives in your heart. Whatever your walk in life, you will love learning about the secrets of a faith well lived from those whose walks inspire you.
As you admire from afar the Christian leaders of our time, do you ever wonder what it would be like to live their lives, to think their thoughts, to believe their faith?
This fascinating book by Christ Coppernoll brings their opened hearts to the printed page. Through the close up lens of personal interviews with best-selling authors Max Lucado, Frank Peretti, Sheila Walsh, Scotty Smith, Tony Campolo, Patsy Clairmont, and more, you will glimpse the intimate secrets of faith that have shaped these influential men and women. In the pages of this book, you are invited to share in candid conversations with modern-day disciples and learn firsthand about their struggles, their families, their mission, their dreams, and their hearts.
Christopher Coppernoll is the host of the internationally syndicated weekly radio show Soul2Soul and the author of Soul2Soul: Christian Music Artists Share an Intimate Look at Their Lives, Their Music, & Their Faith. He has conducted over 300 interviews with Christian recording artists and authors on living faith in contemporary times. He lives in Franklin, Tennessee, with his wife and daughter.
Max Lucado and Brennan Manning are recovering alcoholics. Tony Campolo never
rests on the Sabbath. Sheila Walsh has been hospitalized for clinical
depression, and Patsy Clairmont is a former agoraphobe. These are some of the
startling revelations that adorn Coppernoll's uneven collection of
first-person narratives by 14 famous Christian authors who describe their
personal lives, faith journeys and individual shortcomings. For example, Larry
Crabb a psychologist who has written more than a dozen books on marriage and
the family admits that he still fights with his wife of 33 years and doesn't
know how to relate to his adult children. Such candid confessions of personal
failings are refreshing, but contrast sharply with Coppernoll's overall tone
of celebrity worship. As the title suggests, Coppernoll upholds these writers
as "godly" people who have important secrets to impart about spirituality. The
authors' personal testimonies are woven thematically into chapters that
promise to unlock the "secrets" of faith. These secrets turn out to be little
more than time-honored clich s: into every life a little rain will fall,
church is a home for every heart, etc. Coppernoll obviously asked his subjects
engaging, provocative interview questions, since their personal statements are
so compelling and forthcoming. But his editorial framework is hackneyed, and
the book's adulatory tone undermines the spiritual purpose of having famous
Christian authors describe their many flaws. (July) Copyright 2001 Cahners