Congratulations to the following pastors from the field that are publishing books!
Extraordinary Love: Live every moment with God, Reflections on the first letter of John
by Pieter Theron
In a world filled with anger, outrage, fear, and anxiety is it really possible to overcome the hatred, contempt, divisions, and conflicts ripping apart our relationships and communities? Is it possible to live with love, joy, peace, confidence, and contentment in the midst of all the pain and suffer? Yes! It is possible. And the way is through extraordinary love.
Dr. Pieter F. Theron is a South African currently living in Tiller, Oregon where he is the pastor at South Umpqua Community Church. He served as a missionary for twenty-six years in Zambia, the Philippines, and Mongolia. During these years of intercultural ministries, he was involved in theological education, leadership development, and church ministries, serving in various capacities from faculty to interim president. Following his missionary service, Pieter served for one year as a professor of Missiology (Missions) at Simpson University in Redding before moving to Tiller.
Pieter is married to Haniki, and they have two daughters, Anri and Sonja, who live in South Africa. Pieter is a graduate from the North-West University and the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
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The Heart of Recovery
by Deborah and David Beddoe
Drawn from the personal experience of the authors and current research, The Heart of Recovery calls us to set aside judgment and mend recovering addicts and their families with the stuff God uses to heal: compassion and community. It's a call to serve the ones who cannot repay, to forgive 70 times 7, to fling the door wide-open to the prodigal, and to remember the purpose of grace. A supportive community--family, friends, the church, and more--encourages and sustains long-term recovery. Through compassion, we bring hope for healing.
David Beddoe, now a pastor, has worked in recovery ministry for nearly a decade following his own fifteen-year battle with prescription drug addiction. Deborah Beddoe has been a writer for numerous nonprofit recovery ministries including rescue missions and Prison Fellowship. Their story has been featured in Guideposts and Christianity Today. The Beddoes have four grown and nearly grown children and live in Poulsbo, Washington, across the Puget Sound from Seattle.