By Dan Wooding, Founder of ASSIST News Service (Book Review)
PORTLAND, OR (ANS – March 27, 2016) — A bullet stopped. A crashing helicopter stabilized. Generational abuse broken. The unexpected success of an autistic boy. A son set free from drug addiction. These are just a few of the dynamic themes captured in a new book, Amazing Modern-Day Miracles, 52 True Stories to Strengthen Your Faith (Harvest House Publishing) compiled by first-time author Suzanne Frey.
According to a news release, Frey realized, after being inspired by God’s answered prayers in her own life, that too many amazing answers to prayers and miracles go virtually unnoticed in the busyness of our lives. Challenged by Psalm 145:6: “Your marvelous doings are headline news; I could write a book full of the details of your greatness,” and her passion for prayer and belief that “prayer was never meant to be complicated,” led her to write this book.
So Frey went on a mission, asking her friends to send her their stories of answered prayers. Soon she was flooded with responses as this request traveled the world. The result is an uplifting book filled with easy to read, captivating stories that will touch the heart, and strengthen one’s faith.
“For those who have faith in God, I want these stories to give hope, insight, and courage. For those who don’t have faith, I want this book to help them see that God is real, and He is loving and does answer our prayers,” says Frey.
Alice Gray, author of Stories for the Heart series says: “Every page is a powerful reminder that we are surrounded by the miracles of answered prayer.”
Singer and songwriter, JJ Heller writes: “In a culture filled with skepticism and surplus, Amazing Modern-Day Miracles is a poignant reminder that the Lord is still working in miraculous ways to bring healing and redemption.”
Stories in the book include that of Andy Lum, who survived four aneurysms and whose neurosurgeon said he beat 99.9% of the odds. “Clearly God intervened, not just once, but many times, kept him alive and healed him,” said Suzanne Frey. The Lums recently hosted and invited many of their friends, including doctors, nurses and therapists, who assisted, prayed for and supported the Lums. As a thank you, the Lums gave each family a copy of “Amazing Modern-Day Miracles,” so they could read Andy’s story for themselves.
Generational abuse finally broken
Also featured in the book is Mary Guess’s story, which, Frey says “is heart-wrenching, yet redemptive, as God showed her how she could choose not to pass on generational abuses. With His redeeming love and power, he led her on a journey of change, choices and victory.”
Amazing Modern-Day Miracles is appropriate for all ages, including children and teens, and relevant regardless of one’s spiritual beliefs.
“It is my sincere hope,” says Frey “that readers will be challenged to pray more, put their trust in God like never before, and then share their own amazing answers to prayer with others.”
Amazing Modern-Day Miracles, 52 True Stories to Strengthen Your Faith is available April 1, 2016 for $13.99 at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s Books, HarvestHousePublishing.com, Christianbook.com and bookstores nationwide.
Photo captions: 1) Book cover. 2) Suzanne Frey. 3) Andy and Dayle Lum with Suzanne and Ron Frey, at a recent Hawaiian-themed dinner that the Lums hosted. 4) Mary Guess pictured with Suzanne Frey. 5) Dan Wooding.
About the writer: Dan Wooding, 75, is an award-winning winning author, broadcaster and journalist who was born in Nigeria of British missionary parents, and is now living in Southern California with his wife Norma, to whom he has been married for more than 52 years. They have two sons, Andrew and Peter, and six grandchildren who all live in the UK. Dan is the founder and international director of ASSIST (Aid to Special Saints in Strategic Times) and the ASSIST News Service (ANS), and is also the author of some 45 books.
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