The ministry of Elmer Towns has spanned more than half a century and is well known to many in the Church. But what events and encounters in his early years shaped and prepared him for the extraordinary opportunities to come? Walking with Giants is Elmer Town's story, in his own words, from his struggles as an adolescent to accepting salvation to pastoring his frist congregation at the age of 19. You will read about the doors God opened for Elmer and his friend Jerry Falwell to found Liberty University and about the school's incredible growth over the past 40 years. Above all, you'll see the faithful hand of God at work for His glory in the life of an ordinary man--and know without a doubt that He can work in you, too. Hardcover.
Elmer Towns is known around the world as cofounder of the world's largest Christian university and as author of more than 175 popular books on prayer, spirituality, and the church. His is also known as a motivator par excellence of men and women who long to be exceptional for the cause of Christ. But not many people know that a long "desert experience" lies behind Towns's extraordinary success, an experience that taught him how to be, in the words of the apostle Paul, "crucified with Christ" (Galatians 2:20). In these memoirs, one of the modern church's most influential teachers shares his fascinating life story, drawing out principles that can be applied by anyone seeking to become great in God's kingdom. Leaders and students alike will be challenged to greater faithfulness and encouraged to seek God more deeply.
Elmer L. Towns is dean emeritus of the School of Religion and Theological Seminary at Liberty University, which he cofounded in 1971 with Jerry Falwell. He continues to teach the Pastor's Bible Class at Thomas Road Baptist Church each Sunday, which is televised on a local network and Angel One. He and his wife, Ruth, live in Forest, Virginia.