They Turned the World Upside Down: A Storyteller's Journey with Those Who Dared to Follow Jesus

They Turned the World Upside Down: A Storyteller's Journey with Those Who Dared to Follow Jesus

by Charles Martin


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Walk in the shoes of the disciples, as New York Times bestselling author Charles Martin brings their stories to life with his storyteller’s perspective.

In the first century, believer didn’t just mean someone who heard and agreed with Jesus; it meant someone who acted on that belief. And when the outside world saw the faith of these new believers, they declared “they turned the world upside down” (Acts 17:6).

That’s the kind of believer Charles Martin wants us to be. The kind who understands that the truth of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection is so powerful, it reshaped history. The kind of believer who lives with that same world-changing faith today.

In his second non-fiction work, he uses his talents as a novelist to walk you through the lives of the disciples in the aftermath of the Resurrection and as they spread the message of the Gospel and “turn the world upside down”, leading up to Paul’s ministry in Thessonalica. In his beloved lyrical style, Martin illuminates key moments from Scripture and shares stories from his own life as a disciple.

With the same depth, sensitivity, and emotion that have made his novels beloved to millions, Martin will helps you engage with your faith in a new and inspiring way.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780785231424
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 01/05/2021
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 108,929
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Charles Martin is the New York Times bestselling author of fifteen novels. He and his wife, Christy, live in Jacksonville, Florida. Learn more at; Instagram: @storiedcareer; Twitter: @storiedcareer; Facebook: @Author.Charles.Martin.

Table of Contents

Prologue xiii

Chapter 1 The Death of the Only Innocent Man 1

Chapter 2 It Is Perfectly Perfect 10

Chapter 3 A Dead Man Walks 21

Chapter 4 Shame-the enemy's First Weapon 34

Chapter 5 Problem Number One 46

Chapter 6 Their Problem Is Our Problem 57

Chapter 7 Moving from Faith to Faithfulness 79

Chapter 8 The Holy Spirit 101

Chapter 9 Willing to Be Willing 138

Chapter 10 Show Us the Father 156

Chapter 11 The Kingdom of Heaven 183

Chapter 12 I Raise My Hand 220

Chapter 13 You're in a War 252

Chapter 14 What or Who Are You at War Against? 285

Chapter 15 They Turned the World Upside Down 297

Epilogue 319

Appendix A 325

Appendix B 331

Notes 339

About the Author 345

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