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.
Talk about a book that will step on your toes and challenge you in your walk of faith! Our relationship with Jesus is nothing we should take lightly. It’s not enough to be a “Sunday Christian” and live the rest of our lives as if Christ hasn’t made a difference in it. The transformation that happened in the apostles themselves is nothing short of radical. Just think of Peter, who went from denying Christ to dying as a martyr. Any he wasn’t the only one. And let’s be honest, no one would willingly die for something they didn’t believe with every fiber of their being. The urgency and drive for the Great Commission was alive and well despite the persecution that existed in the early church. Sadly, in today’s world we’ve lost that deep-rooted sense of urgency in a drive to share Christ with the world. The world is drowning and yet we aren’t directing them to the lifeboat. This book challenged me to dig deep and really analyze how deeply my faith is rooted and challenged me to do something about it. Although I wasn’t sure about some of the creative license, I appreciate that the author noted whenever he did so. And the overarching message of this book was clear and to the point. I liked that it made me think about my walk and to not settle for a life of complacency. I’m really glad I picked up this book and highly recommend it to other readers.
*I received a copy of this book through JustRead Tours. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
(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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