Bill Purvis had to be left for dead before he discovered that everything he was searching for could be found in Jesus Christ. As a teen, Purvis nearly died when stabbed three times by a pimp during an encounter with a prostitute. With his pericardium sac pierced, liver punctured and his jugular vein completely severed, he cried out to Jesus, who miraculously saved his life. In the more than thirty years since that day, he's built a large church and become a leader and mentor to many.
Make a Break for It is a transformational road map meant to guide you by helping you pinpoint where you need to start and then providing detailed step-by-step guidance on how to successfully and continuously cultivate the transformation God has in mind for you. Your life will truly be transformed as you discover the importance of alone time with God, the secret to keeping your own excuses from holding you back, the significant role mentors play in your success, how to handle betrayal, and how to cultivate traits like integrity and humility. You have all of the tools you need to break out of the mold and begin living the life God called you to!
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About the Author
Bill Purvis became pastor at Cascade Hills Church with no salary and only 32 people in the pews on Easter Sunday. He now ministers to over 8,000 people locally and has an international television audience through Trinity Broadcasting Network. Purvis and his wife, Debbie, live in Columbus, Georgia.
Table of Contents
1 Dagger to the Heart 15
2 Uniquely You 27
3 Breaking Free 41
4 Dressing for Destiny 55
5 Envisioning Your Future 75
6 Faith over Fear 99
7 The End of Excuses 117
8 Strength from Within 133
9 Choose Your Mentors Well 145
10 Coping with Critics 163
11 The Way Up Is Down 175
12 The Never-Ending Adventure 195
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Pastor Bill's testimony is evidence that God wants to help us all. My testimony did not lead me to the works of ministry however it has called me to help others and to let everyone know that my life is at peace because I have accepted Jesus into my heart, as my friend and saver. This book can help any churched or unchurched person. The Lord has favor in Brother Bill and how he relays His message to us through him. I am very fortunate to call Cascade Hills Church my spiritual home. I have never met Pastor Bill and I don't have to, to hear the word of the Lord through him is powerful and helps me grasp the meaning of the Christian scripture. I feel very blessed to be a part of that church. I pray daily for Brother Bill, his family, our church and the ministry leaders. We all will experience a test in our life. At times we will feel we are not worthy of something so wonderful as Jesus's love. But I always think of this verse; But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. ~Romans 5:8 Brother Bill's book could help anyone seeking some understanding along with great scripture to start your need to read the Bible. I pray many have the opportunity to read this. May God Bless you all. Eve N.
Gritty and honest. It's not often you find a pastor who is willing to let you into his personal life. Having grown up the son of a pastor I've seen the hurt and backstabbing people will do in the church, so when a pastor is willing to lay it all in the open it is a big deal. I've sat under the teaching and leadership of Pastor Bill since 2009 when the Army brought me to Fort Benning. Even after being at Cascade Hills for six years I did not know many of the details Pastor Bill shared in his book. Not only is it a great read for someone who needs to know Christ, it is great for any follower of Christ regardless of their maturity in their Christian walk.
This book takes you on the incredible journey of the life of Pastor Bill Purvis while inspiring, motivating, and challenging you to grow and change and discover for yourself the incredible journey that God has for you, personally. Couldn’t wait to get to the last chapter and was not disappointed. Thank you, Pastor Bill.