On this page I will profile the works of those I most respect.
I come from a family of storytellers. My older brother and sister (Jason and Aimee) are two of my all time heroes and each have written amazing books. Jason's book will revive your soul. I don't remember the last time I was so challenged and inspired in my relationship with God. Jason is also the director of new organization I am actively involved in - A Family Story. Check it out!
Aimee's book is supposedly for children. And while its true your children will LOVE it, I know more adults who have wept their way through it. It is a fantastical book on forgiveness and it will capture your imagination even while it challenges you to your core.
The third book profiled on this page was written by "the priest," Father Richard Frechette. I write about him extensively in my book AWAKE. Father Rick's book is a collection of insane stories. They are stories that I would never have believed if I hadn't spent time with the man. I often tell people that when I grow up, I want to be like Father Rick.
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Get ready to enter a hidden door that opens to a world saturated in God’s love. If you’ve been around Christian circles long enough, you have heard the phrase, “child of God.” As believers, we use language like this all the time describing our relationship with the Father—but do we really know what it means?
What would happen if we actually lived out the relationship and reality we talked, preached, and sang about? Easy. We would change the world.
The roadblock preventing us from stepping into our identities as sons and daughters of God is not lack of discipline, resources, or creative ideas. We have all of this?…so what’s missing?
To discover who you are, first, you must know Who the Father is and what He’s like. Prone to Love is your manual to discovering an always-good Father and His love for you.
"Prone to Love is a straightforward and disarming, a breath of fresh air!"
--Bonnie Chavda, Founder and Pastor of All Nations Church
"An irresistable journey into transforming love."
Mark Batterson, Author of The Circle Maker and pastor of National Community Church
A Story of Forgivness
Five-year-old Leelee is as free as a bird and full of joy. That is, until her best friend hurts her heart. Sad and confused, Leelee sleeps and finds in her dreams that her once free bird has become trapped in a cage of unforgiveness. Teased and mocked by her captors, the great bird never gives up hope, believing that Leelee, her hero and her heart, will be brave enough to forgive her friend and free her once again. Will Leelee find the courage to forgive?
As a priest and a physician, Richard Frechette has known the body, heart, and soul of people in the most anguishing of circumstances. He has carried out his double ministry over the past twenty-five years in settings of extreme poverty, violence, social upheaval, and natural disasters. This personal experience of tough realities has been at once a descent into chaos and an ascent into compassion, never more so than in his work in Haiti.
The reflections in this volume are less about Haiti than they are about real-life incidents that happened there, during a particular time in history. In a fuller sense, these reflections shed light on what happens in any place, at any time, to people of any race or class, who live out an assault on their human dignity. Whenever the dignity of human beings is marred, the human spirit finds itself in threatened conditions, and seeks desperately to preserve what is human about it. This is the unfailing light of God’s grace, ever present and faithful, fiercely persistent in trying to renew the face of the earth and the pilgrim human heart.
Grounded in space and time, and yet speaking of universal concerns, this very personal volume shows how the ancient human scourges of poverty, ignorance, illness, and violence desecrate humanity and weaken the spirit. Yet as Frechette shows, from these ashes many people, with the help of God, valiantly rise. This is a stunning work that crosses conventional barriers between the personal and the political, between degradation by others and elevation by selves.
“I will lead you by the way…. that you may become the brother of God and learn to know the Christ of the burnt men.” –Thomas Merton