March 15th, 2011 15:38 EST
The Church's Mascot: Jesus Christ
If your passion for Jesus Christ has become lukewarm then Urgent will strike a fire in your soul. Weaving stories of his traumatic childhood with the burning message of the Gospel, Joe Donahue`s story of redemption and restoration will resonate deep within the heart of every person.
Urgent is Joe`s story of growing up with a verbally and sexually abusive father spurred on by a quick temper and severe alcoholism. Joe Donahue`s childhood was filled with loneliness, hurt, and lots of covering up. He witnessed his father rape his mom, went through the hurt of his parents` divorce, lived in a YWCA shelter, and spent three months in a psychiatric hospital. In 1991, at the age of eighteen, Joe trusted Jesus Christ to be his Lord and Savior.
Donahue`s story of transformation has been featured on television, including the 700 Club Interactive. He has worked with the National Youth Workers Convention, and is a popular conference speaker. Joe is the Head Student Pastor at First Redeemer Church (SBC) in the North Metro Atlanta Area.
"Every shortfall in the American church can be traced back to the caricature we have made of Jesus. But the sovereign Father has a plan. He is raising up certain leaders to place before the church a biblical view of His majestic Son -- who sits enthroned as the King of Glory. Joe Donahue is one of those people. Like the double helix of the DNA molecule, he creatively weaves together riveting personal experiences and Bible exposition. Pardon the clichÃ©, but from the first paragraph I could not put the book down. I strongly recommend it." -- Richard Ross, PhD., Southwestern Seminary
"The way that God is using Joe Donahue is simply stunning. Joe is living proof of the redeeming power of Jesus to take even what the enemy means for evil and turn it for our good, and for his glory." -- Aaron Keyes, Worship Pastor and Musical Artist
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SOURCE: Christian Newswire