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The Luckiest Man

How a Seventeen-Year Battle with ALS Led Me to Intimacy with God

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The Luckiest Man by John R. Paine
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How do you experience God's intimate, comforting, tangible presence In The Luckiest Man, John Paine reveals how he found the answer to this most important of all questions-by facing a terminal diagnosis. At middle age, John Paine thought he knew what it meant to have a relationship with God. He was a successful businessman, a well-respected Christian leader, a Bible teacher, and-outwardly, at least-the spiritual leader of his family. He was satisfied and thought he understood what it meant to know and experience God. But did he John's journey into true, mystical intimacy with God began when a neurologist diagnosed him with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, and said, "Go home and get your affairs in order." Seventeen years later, John tells his story, recounting the ways God intervened in his life, freeing him from all that prevented intimacy with God, even as John slipped into pain, paralysis, and further toward death. In stunning, insightful prose, The Luckiest Man points to the God who lovingly, though occasionally painfully, drew John into the richness of friendship. In this profoundly moving memoir, John Paine reveals the secret to intimacy with God and provides hope to all who are in the middle of their own trials. They, too, will understand why John considers himself the "luckiest man."

Author Biography

John Paine is a successful businessman and lay leader living in Plano, Texas. He has lived over seventeen years with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. A once active man, John now spends his days in a wheelchair, dependent on a ventilator for his next breath. His greatest passion is mentoring others and sharing the true treasure of his life with them - intimacy with Christ. In the twilight of his life, John most enjoys spending time with his wife Margaret, the families of his four adult children and seven grandchildren.
Release date Australia
November 30th, 2018
Author
Contributor
With Seth Haines
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Thomas Nelson Publishers
Pages
224
ISBN-13
9781400210022
Product ID
28116290

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