My wife Marcia and I first met Paul Gruber at a local Starbucks when the cross-country bike trip was merely a flickering gleam in his eye. Our first impression was that of a man ablaze with passion for Jesus, but also a person with a growing sense that God was calling him to ride a bike across America for revival. While I loved his passion, I was more than a little skeptical about his over-the-top bicycle idea.
But as we began to spend more time with Paul and see his heart, we began to see he is truly the real deal; we treasure him as a dear brother in Christ. Paul has a strong faith and a genuine humility that has come in part from accepting his Heavenly Father's loving and patient discipline. Paul now knows that only by following the King and living for Him and others will yield a life of blessing. Like his namesake, the Apostle Paul, his desire is to know Christ, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of sharing in His sufferings.
I commend to you Paul's book GPS. If you let it, this book will take you on the most important ride of your life: one of total surrender to the Lord Jesus Christ. But this book does more: it loudly proclaims the message the American Church needs to hear today, that we need to wake up, and BE the picture of Christ for our hurting nation. The people of America need to see true Christianity, the sort that Paul Gruber's life demonstrates: dedicated, totally surrendered, willing to do ANYTHING He calls us to do. We need to forsake comfort, money and the love of this world that we may find Him who is truly life and call others to follow.
Revival of the church and spiritual awakening of America alone has the power to bring the healing we so desperately need. As you read GPS, I pray you will be stirred to ask God what He would have you do for the sake of His Kingdom and the future of your family, your local church, your city and our nation. Daily prayer for revival and radical obedience are key. We can be assured that if every follower of Christ in America does his or her part, our all-powerful, all-loving Lord will surely respond.
National Director of OneCry