Sammy Tippit told his fiancée, “I can’t promise we’ll be rich, but life won’t be boring.”
Sammy had no idea what an understatement that would become. Beginning in the bars of Baton Rouge and the nightclubs of Chicago, Tippit has shared the news of life-changing faith in Christ all over the world – including in the middle of a revolution in Romania, the aftermath of genocide in Rwanda, and war in Burundi and the Congo.
Sammy’s lifelong adventure has come at a great price. He’s been cursed, threatened, arrested, deported, and blacklisted. He’s also been personally broken, ravaged with illness, and devastated by grief.
Yet he continues to preach to in stadiums, in open fields, and via satellite technology to hundreds of thousands around the globe.
Sammy Tippit is an accomplished writer. I have enjoyed other books by him and found them inspiring and interesting. However, this is a thriller that holds one's attention while moving along in an orderly fashion. The theme of this story is about repentance, forgiveness and redemption. Tippit does a masterful job of telling a story with beginnings in the early 1960's up to present day. Another reviewer gave accurate specifics about life in a southern city. If one is interested in an exciting read and inspiration concerning Christ's forgiveness and redemption for those who belong to Him, this book is for is a must read.
Just finished Running Home. I love mystery books and movies and this book did not disappoint me. It was so easy to get caught up in the story and the characters and I liked the way there was something in every chapter to keep you wanting to read more – it was hard for me to put it down! I was so envious of the events near the end and my heart aches for an outpouring of God's Spirit on us today. I have been blessed to be a part of a few services where the Spirit takes control but unfortunately it was many years ago. So, not only was this book a great read, it also brought a new desire to pray for spiritual renewal in my life, my family, my church, the Church as a whole. It struck me when Chip told Win, "Everybody looks so happy, but I don't think they are. That's what I like about you. You're messed up. But you know it – and aren't ashamed to admit it." Maybe that's what we need to do – take our happy church faces off and admit we're messed up and get real.
This book piqued my interest as it is about a homecoming, redemption, second chances and rediscovery and at the same time: a thriller! Win Bass left his home, a fiancé and endured personal problems right after his high school years. On a journey he has the opportunity to help a young woman who was trapped in a human sex trafficking scheme. His arrival back in his home town is wrought with nostalgia, coincidences and a new mission. The setting of a southern Louisiana town is depicted accurately and many readers will recognize places from their memories, even with the fictional names. Above all, Win's belief in Christ is at the forefront, and carries him through hardship and delivers him to victory, literally and spiritually.