Welcome to the Blog Tour for They Turned the World Upside Down by Charles Martin, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: They Turned the World Upside Down
Author: Charles Martin
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: January 5, 2021
Genre: Christian Life/Spiritual Growth
In the aftermath of Jesus’ resurrection, the testimonies of those who had followed him were so bold and so powerful that they turned the world upside down. What would happen if we lived with that same kind of faith today?
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.
I’ve been privileged to read several (fiction) books written by Charles Martin, and have greatly enjoyed them. I’ve appreciated his style of writing, and knew I’d be in for a treat if I’d read this book.
But I did not realize the full extent of it.
Charles Martin takes the old familiar stories in the New Testament and brings them to life before your our very eyes. He paints word pictures with such clarity, such beauty, as to absolutely take your breath away.
This book is about Jesus death. His Resurrection. His disciples. Their lives, and how they turned the world upside down.
I found this book to be extremely relevant in my life today, and I believe it tells us a message that is needed for all believes to hear. We need to be more than just ‘saying’ that we are following Jesus. We need to be living it in such a way that there is no question. We need to be people that turn the world upside down. This book gives off such passion, such zeal, that really makes me want to do just that!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Charles Martin is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of fifteen novels and two nonfiction books. He and his wife, Christy, live in Jacksonville, Florida.
(1) winner will receive a print copy of They Turned the World Upside Down and What If It’s True?!
Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight February 16, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on February 23, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
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