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Norman Percy Grubb was born August 2, 1895. After serving in World War I he went to Cambridge University and while there he joined a Bible study and prayer group called Cambridge InterCollegiate Christian Union and had his 'call' from God to join the mission field work of C.T. Studd in the Congo. As he was sharing his call with his fellow CICCU-ites the Lord gave Norman the vision to begin groups like theirs in other universities. Thus was born Inter-Varsity Fellowship (I.V.F.), also known as Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship (I.V.C.F), which today is worldwide.
Norman married Pauline Studd in 1919 and they sailed for Africa to join her father, in his Heart of Africa Mission, which became the Worldwide Evangelization Crusade. There God brought him to a screeching halt. He writes in Once Caught, No Escape, his auto-biography, that shortly after arriving in the Congo he found he did not love the Africans. He also wondered if he was just giving them another code of ethics by which to live.
In despair, the Holy Spirit gave Norman two Scriptures which redirected his entire life. I John 4:8 "God IS love"...not God has love that He would give him to use, but that He would BE love in Norman. Secondly, Galatians 2:20, "I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me." Norman saw
it wasn't his love; it wasn't his life; it wasn't his faith! Christianity was not a set of rules, but a
Life - the living Christ as Norman Grubb...and every believer!
In 1931 Norman and Pauline returned to England to lead the mission, Worldwide Evangelization Crusade until 1957 when he was called to head the work in the USA. Norman's years with WEC took him all over the world where he had working relationships, as well as deep friendships, with countless Christian leaders in their churches and organizations. A few are - Billy Graham, T. Austin Sparks, Jesse Penn-Lewis, Hannah Hunnard and Corrie Ten Boom, In addition to many books, biographies and booklets Norman also wrote numerous forewords for other's books...many of which can be found on www.normangrubb.com.
Norman retired from W.E.C. in 1965 and spent the rest of his days - 25 years - traveling about the U.S. and England sharing his heart - the truths of Galatians 2:20 and Colossians 1:27. Norman was glorified at 98 on Dec 15, 1993. His last words with raised hands were, "Abba Father."
Old Testament Journeys of Faith
their lives...and our lives
"These Old Testament lives are full of vital meaning to our ordinary lives. Because no life is ordinary! It is only ordinary in itself. It is extraordinary in this cooperation with God!"
Journeys of Faith is a book of the discovery of our own lives in each life from the Old Testament. You will repeatedly recognize yourself while discovering revolutionary truths about these well-known 'friends' from our family history!
Abraham...Isaac & Jacob...Moses...Joseph...David...Esther...Job......
Journeys of Faith begins with Job, considered the first book written, and sets the stage for the other books. God took Job from seeing life and God from a 'consciousness of separation' to seeing with a single eye...God only! We've heard these stories told in church, Sunday school class, Bible study, Hollywood movies and in our own personal reading as we sought to understand more of God, His people and His ways. Norman Grubb makes these all too familiar stories new. They come alive because he walked the same tests of faith victorious given to these men and women by God. Much of our previous thinking and teaching about these people in Biblical history will 'collide' with and be expanded by Mr. Grubb's sweeping insight and his always upward and reconciling view of life, of God and of His ways. If you have ever questioned God and His actions in the Old Testament, you will find this book will intrigue you...for you are certain to find new meaning in the One who "is upholding all things".
As Norman talks about those who lived so long ago we see how each life expresses a similar pattern...the PROCESS of faith...as God trains them to live and walk, not by human efforts, but by trusting in Someone they could only know within. Through difficulties they discovered that God never intended them to bring about His plans for their lives. That was only His to do! Their answer was only and always to "walk by faith, not by sight."
From Abraham through Esther we see how they learned to live in a way new to each one. With Moses we find God taking His people into a further level of His plan for humanity. Moses is most often remembered for the Ten Commandments. That was the first step of God's preparation to reveal to them their sin. But His greatest accomplishment through Moses was the building of the Tabernacle, the outer representation of the true tabernacle - people - who are "temples of the living God." Through God's interaction with him Moses became settled in knowing that he spoke and acted as God to the people, and ultimately that he was an intercessor for them. Moses' intercession made the way for the Israelites to enter the Promised Land. What a picture of the coming Christ - the Intercessor for us! God prepares us through the law, which exposes our sin, in order to move into a new relationship with Him - one of grace and mercy and freedom - knowing "I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me" - a living tabernacle with the living God inside!
Norman's motto was "Not God and...but God only!" He continually saw a life of unity...oneness...union. This is what you will experience throughout Old Testament Journeys of Faith, Their lives...and our lives!
- Publication Date:
- 1512267279 / 9781512267273
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- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Religion / Biblical Studies / Old Testament