by Gene Wilkes
This is a gripping tale of two saviors. Two men whom God chose to rescue his people. Two men anyone familiar with history would call heroes among their people. Two men who represent the best and worst the human experience have to offer. One was the Arnold Schwarzenegger of his day. The other was a humble carpenter who led no army or held no office, yet in his death caused a cosmic ripple that touches the edges of our universe today. Both are part of God's story to capture the hearts of men and women with his love, but only one lived out God's ultimate purpose for his life. This tale is about Samson and Jesus.
This unique book is a conversational commentary on the life of Samson with an eye to our final Savior, Jesus. The book interacts verse by verse with Judges 13-16 and makes continual references to Jesus' superior role as the Savior of all people. Samson is an example of how most of us squander the opportunities God gives us to play a significant role in His-story. We are "an angel in the flame", a metaphor of our potential in Christ as a messenger of God's love engulfed in his Spirit, and no matter our choices God still accomplishes his purposes through our lives.
About the Author
Gene Wilkes is the Senior Minister of the Legacy Church of Plano, Texas, where he has served since 1987. He is the author of Jesus on Leadership: Discovering the Secrets of Servant Leadership from the Life of Christ (66,000 copies in print), which has been translated into four foreign languages; Paul on Leadership: Servant Leadership in a Ministry of Transition; My Identity in Christ; and With All My Soul: God's Design for Spiritual Wellness. He holds a BA degree from Baylor University and an M.Div. and Ph.D. in New Testament from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Gene is a national conference speaker on the topics of spiritual gifts, lay mobilization, making disciples, and servant leadership, and also serves as an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Leadership at Dallas Baptist University in biblical servant leadership.
Dimensions (inches): 8.5 x 5.5
Weight (pounds): 0.45