In the early 1970s, America was in great turmoil. As the "sexual revolution" took hold, thousands of young people, desperately searching for truth, began following Christ, launching what became known as "The Jesus Movement."
In 1973, Woodlawn High in Birmingham, Alabama was forcibly integrated with 500 students bussed into the school. Hatred and racism ruled the day. But a spiritual awakening captured the hearts of the football team. The love of Jesus miraculously changed the face of a community. Woodlawn is the true story of this journey to revival, bringing about the largest high school football game ever played in the city with 40,000 attending and the rise of its first African American superstar football playerTony Nathan.
Is a spiritual awakening possible today? Can the powerful presence of God turn the tide? The answer is yesbut it begins with you. The Woodlawn Devotional book provides a 40-day pilgrimage toward renewal and transformation through faith in Jesus Christ. Follow the inspiring story of Touchdown Tony Nathan and the Woodlawn team who changed a city, while looking into your own heart for a fresh start and a new outlook of hope for a brighter day.
Robert Noland began his writing career as a songwriter in 1983, and then spent the next ten years as a touring musician, songwriter, and producer, penning lyrics for artists such as Glen Campbell, Babbie Mason, and Gabriel. He wrote his first series of Bible studies in 1988 and in 1991 wrote his first Christian devotional book. Noland has since authored over 50 titles spanning across children, youth, and adult audiences. He blogs weekly through The Sword & Shield. Since 2011 after relocating to Franklin, TN, Noland has been a freelance author for faith-based organizations, ministries, and Christian publishers. Regardless of the target audience or mode of delivery via paper or digital, Robert Noland is at home, writing what he calls, "practical application of Biblical truth."