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It's Time To Be Bold
     

It's Time To Be Bold

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by Michael W. Smith, Bob Laurent
 

Drawing from events in his own life, contemporary Christian music artist Michael W. Smith addresses issues essential to those desiring to change their world for God. It's Time to be Bold is a clarion call for all believers to boldly go forth, living their lives in Christ.

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Drawing from events in his own life, contemporary Christian music artist Michael W. Smith addresses issues essential to those desiring to change their world for God. It's Time to be Bold is a clarion call for all believers to boldly go forth, living their lives in Christ.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Heidi Borton
For more than a decade Smith as been an influential and popular Christian singer/songwriter. His transparent honesty speaks powerfully to all who desire to live the Christian life. Like many of his young listeners who struggle with low self-esteem, lack of direction, drug or alcohol problems, "Smitty" has struggled in his own life and has experienced God's power in reversing his destructive behavior. This book is an aptly expressed and appealing description of God's love for people and the necessity of living according to His purposes and ways as expressed in the Bible. As Smith says. "It's time to be bold by living the life that God offers us through His Son, Jesus Christ." The author places himself firmly on the side of Biblical orthodoxy and scriptural inerrancy but also encourages those who may have trouble believing to give the Bible a chance to change their lives and minds. He unhesitatingly affirms that the Bible, not his own or anyone else's advice, has the answers to all of life's most important questions, whether they be about living harmoniously with others, growing through suffering, or resisting the temptation to live a self-centered and insular life. Stories of Smith's own life and the lives of other young people are interwoven. When talking about the importance of family, he refers to his own commitments (and shortcomings) in family life. When talking about the importance of friendship, he refers to his own church, where both ministry to the homeless and small group gatherings are a part of his life. The stories behind his songs also lend interest since they reflect his own journey of faith. A healing from depression inspired I'll Lead You Home. Friendship with a girl who had lost her sister in an auto accident led to the writing of the heaven-affirming I Hear Leesha. Though the ideas in this book are not new, they are expressed with winsome and thoughtful faith. Smith is that rare and powerful witness who is able to communicate an essential ingredient to successful living: hope. Source Notes. VOYA Codes: 5Q 4P J S (Hard to imagine it being any better written, Broad general YA appeal, Junior High-defined as grades 7 to 9 and Senior High-defined as grades 10 to 12).
Library Journal
Popular Christian musician Smith reflects on the spiritual lessons of his performing career, urging believers to strengthen their own faith by becoming active witnesses for the Christian life. He discusses the importance of cultivating Christian friendships, prayer, and scriptural study in terms of his own personal growth through faith in Jesus. Smith's easy, conversational style and his enthusiasm will appeal to fans of popular Christian music and readers of evangelical inspiration.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780849933363
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date:
11/04/1997
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.53(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.52(d)

Meet the Author

Michael W. Smith has garnered twenty-eight number one hits, three platinum records, eleven gold records, two Grammy Awards, and forty Dove Awards. In 1999, he became the first Christian artist to be honored with ASCAP's Golden Note Award for lifetime achievement in songwriting. He is the author of the bestsellers Friends Are Friends Forever, Your Place in This World, and This Is Your Time, and founded Rocketown, a youth club ministry in Nashville. He and his wife, Debbie, have five children.

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It's Time to Be Bold 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love, and highly recommend to everyone, Michael W. Smith's book, It's Time To Be Bold. Hanging on his every word, I am deeply touched by his personal stories and insights on how he has been challenged by, and grown in his faith. In this book, Michael urges the reader to follow Jesus Christ and take a stand when it is needed. Michael also asks us to take a good look at our lives and assess what we see there. In many ways, the world today can be a very cold, hostile place, and the importance of the faith that one has in God as one lives in this world cannot be stressed enough. In discussing a plethora of issues that people face on a daily basis, Michael reaffirms the importance of living a sound Christian life in the name of God. Essentially, It's Time To Be Bold states exactly that, that now is the time for everyone to answer the call and bravely live as God wants us to. In addition to this book, I also give Five Stars to, and highly recommend all of Michael's other books, especially: This is Your Time, Friends Are Friends Forever, Your Place in This World, and Old Enough To Know. I strongly urge everyone to listen to the powerful messages of God that Michael conveys so beautifully in his music as well as to those messages that he conveys so poignantly in his books.