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The Cross: 38,102 miles. 38 years. 1 mission. Paperback – January 21, 2009
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About the Author
Arthur Blessitt has devoted his life to walking in every nation with the cross. When he isn’t traveling, Arthur speaks nationally and internationally. He is married to Denise and has seven children.
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He does not 'pull punches' when it comes to his absolute commitment to his greatest passion
in life i.e. JESUS! (and the CROSS) He has obviously been helped by people who know how to put words together
in a simple and readable way.
This book inspires me because it is written by a man who is passionate about his faith in Jesus Christ
and challenges me because of his bravery in the midst of people who at certain times were ready to
kill him because of his bold declaration and commitment to the CROSS. The cross theme runs through
the whole account. It is gritty and down to earth and does not hide Arthur's weaknesses as well as his strengths.
Since the first time I ever read this verse, I've wondered how I should tell if Jesus meant for me to take up a literal cross to follow Him. Having read Arthur Blessitt's astonishing testimony of literally doing so during 38 years and over 38,102 miles (including some pretty cross-unfriendly territory such as North Korea and Saudi Arabia), I now know the answer: If I listen to Him, I'll know what cross He wants me to bear.
Many times people who aren't Christians will ask me what it's like to have a close and continual relationship with Jesus. In the future, I intend to point them to this book for the answer.
The book does a wonderful job of showing how Jesus prepares us to hear him (Mr. Blessitt began receiving directions from Jesus about where to go during chores as a youngster) and then strengthens us to be prepared for the burdens He wants us to carry for Him. In the process, the book demonstrates beautifully how He will provide and how His purposes will be served.
Today, many people will tell you that they like Jesus just fine, but they can't stand Christians. In becoming very Christ-like through his sanctification of service, Arthur Blessitt provides a great example of what it means to be a true follower of Christ.
The book is wonderfully illustrated and the vignettes from the long journey are well told.
I was reminded of this verse as well: "I am the LORD, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God. I will strengthen you, though you have not acknowledged me, . . . ." -- Isaiah 45:5 (NKJV)
To live a life like this one is a great blessing. May you receive such a blessing from following Him.
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This man has an amazing journey and mission in life.