God in the Whirlwind: Stories of Grace from the Tornado at Union University

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When a powerful EF-4 tornado with winds in excess of 200 miles per hour slammed the Union University campus on February 5, 2008, destroying eighteen dormitory buildings and causing $40 million in damage, the immediate assumption was that dozens if not hundreds of lives would have been lost. Miraculously, nobody died, and the next morning major media outlets flocked to Jackson, Tennessee, where Union students and faculty credited God for their survival and got to share their ...

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Overview

When a powerful EF-4 tornado with winds in excess of 200 miles per hour slammed the Union University campus on February 5, 2008, destroying eighteen dormitory buildings and causing $40 million in damage, the immediate assumption was that dozens if not hundreds of lives would have been lost. Miraculously, nobody died, and the next morning major media outlets flocked to Jackson, Tennessee, where Union students and faculty credited God for their survival and got to share their faith with millions worldwide.

God in the Whirlwind recounts the entire experience through twenty eye-of-the-storm accounts from those who saw the walls and ceilings crashing down upon them and felt their ears pop as the pressure dropped, from anxious parents who waited for their child’s call, and from Union leaders who marvel at the university’s unbroken spirit in the face of such devastation. This inspiring book also includes eighty photographs that visualize God’s mighty hand upon nature and his gentle hand of grace.

Tim Ellsworth is the director of news and media relations for Union University and an editor with Baptist Press where he writes a faith and values-based sports column. He lives with his family in Jackson, Tennessee.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805448474
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/1/2008
  • Pages: 161
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

George H. Guthrie, author of Read the Bible for Life, is the Benjamin W. Perry Professor of Bible at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. He helped establish and is now a Senior Fellow at Union’s Ryan Center for Biblical Studies, which is committed to promoting sound Bible reading, study, and interpretation at the grassroots level of the church. Guthrie has also participated in developing or revising several popular Bible translations including the HCSB, English Standard Version, and New Living Translation.

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Table of Contents


Foreword     ix
Introduction     1
Kevin Furniss: A Hand of Life     11
Julie Boyer: A Prayer of Desperation     19
Danny Song: A Sofa of Shelter     27
Chris Lean: A Story of Conversion     35
Cheryl Propst: A Board of Protection     43
David Wilson: A Testimony of Grace     49
Candace Cross/Eric Smith: A Ring of Devotion     57
Aaron Gilbert: A Memorial of Mercy     65
Sarah Santiago: A Trail of Blood     73
Kimberly Thornbury: A Master of Preparation     79
Matt Taylor: A God of Control     85
Heather Martin: A Tub of Entrapment     91
Mark and Annie Wilson: A Journey of Uncertainty     97
Jasmine Huang: A Door of Communication     105
Mario Cobo: A Sense of Relief     113
Tori Gill: A Pleading of Relief     119
George Guthrie: A Ministry of Care     127
Blake Waggoner: A Symbol of Heroism     135
Julie Mitchell: A Hope of Rescue     141
David Dockery: A Pillar of Strength     145
Conclusion     153
Afterword     157
Acknowledgments     161
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