- Foreword by O.S. Hawkins
Out of a sinful and pagan world, God called Abraham to leave everything and everyone he knew and travel to a land he had never seen. Abraham stepped out in faith, yet he hesitated and delayed. Throughout his long life, it was only when Abraham fully yielded himself to the will of God, that God could fulfill His will through Abraham. Only his unconditional faith in God finally produced the son of prophecy, Isaac, and brought Abraham's family safely though the long journey to Canaan. In the ultimate test of his faith, Abraham was commanded to sacrifice Isaac as an offering to God. His willingness to do so without question proved him worthy of the blessing and riches, God has promised.
The Men of Character series highlights the lives of men in the Bible and demonstrates that we can still learn from their relationshipsboth with God and man. Each of these Bible characters faced trials, frustration and failure, yet they were inspired by God to achieve great goals. In a world where Christian role models seem increasingly rare, this series reminds us that some of the most worthy examples of godly character are still the biblical figures who brought power, wisdom and inspiration to God's people throughout the ages. Principles flow through their lives that will guide us through the maze of challenges we face in today's world and can help us to emerge victoriously.
About the Author
Dr. Gene A. Getz is the host of "Renewal Radio" heard on stations across the U.S. as well as online worldwide. A church-planting pastor in the Dallas Metroplex since 1972, he is also president of the Center for Church Renewal, pastor emeritus of Chase Oaks Church (formerly Fellowship Bible Church North) in Plano, Texas, and an adjunct professor at Dallas Theological Seminary.