My next post in our series introducing the authors from my upcoming project is from Rebecca Pettett. Take a moment and find out about a book that she found inspiring.
I've really been inspired by a lot of different stories, so it's kind of unfair to say that there's been a “most,” however, I was really inspired by the book called Bruchko—it's a true story by Bruce Olson.
In this autobiography, Bruce tells his story of how he felt God calling him to the mission field around the age of nineteen, and that God wanted him to minister to a tribe in Colombia called the Motilones. Bruce didn't want to go—God made him go anyway.
Reading this story, it's inspiring to see that Bruce went through lots and lots of trials, and yet God was with him through all of it. It was also both inspiring and challenging for me to read about how Bruce went through the unbelievable, and he still remained faithful to the Lord. Obviously, he couldn't have done it without the Lord, and there were probably plenty of times Bruce questioned what God was doing, but it's encouraging to know that the Lord never left his side and was always faithfully there for him.
“Crazy” is probably a good definition of Bruce's testimony; in fact, if you ever read it, you may have a hard time believing that it's true. But regardless of how crazy it is, it reminds me that the Lord will never leave my side, and He will bring me through each and every one of my own trials. Bruchko is a great read of twists and turns, encouragement and conviction, and is definitely one of my favorites.