By Richard Stoll Armstrong
What the unbelieving global might label accident Dick and Margie considered because the fantastic windfall of God--of a God whose timing, they got here to appreciate, is usually outstanding and constantly excellent. because the doorways to getting into seminary stored establishing or last in unpredictable methods, Dick was once finally ended in Princeton Theological Seminary, the place he met then-president John A. Mackay, who used to be to have a robust impression on Dick's life.
Dick and Margie's departure from the Baltimore Orioles and their transition to turning into a full-time seminary couple was once anxious. Their five-and-a-half-year-old son died at the Seminary's convocation day. The poignant tale of Ricky's demise offers one other inspirational representation of the way God is ready to paintings for reliable, even within the dying of a kid, with those who find themselves referred to as in accordance with God's purpose.
The 3 years at seminary have been transformational for Dick Armstrong, who lines the usually -humorous occasions resulting in his ordination and make contact with to be the pastor of the Oak Lane Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia. Armstrong's desire is this ebook will stream readers to contemplate how God has been at paintings of their lives and should wake up in them their very own feel of being called.
“This is a providential e-book. At a time while God's individuals are challenged to rediscover their calling, Dick Armstrong's attractive tale may help humans just do that. it's a robust reminder that once God enters our lives, life's course frequently alterations, even dramatically. . .This is a trip that i'll notice for the virtually thirty years that Prof. Armstrong has been my shut own buddy and colleague. He and his writings have significantly impacted my ministry and the ministries of many hundreds and hundreds of pastors and lots of extra lay leaders in South Africa. they are going to be wanting to learn his extraordinary tale, and i am definite they're going to finish, as i've got, that his passionate dedication and robust witness to the gospel are a magnificent fulfilment of his 'sense of being called.'”
Founding Director of the Centre for Contextual Ministry
Faculty of Theology, collage of Pretoria, South Africa
“I am so joyful Dick Armstrong has ultimately written the tale of his name to ministry. My particular friendship with Dick started quickly after he introduced that he used to be leaving his place as Public family members Director of the Baltimore Orioles to go into Princeton Seminary. He turned an essential companion and vital colleague in shaping and permitting the project of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. . . With the book of a feeling of Being referred to as he has additional one other very important, adventurous, fascinating, and cheerful ebook to his very good and sundry writings.”
Founder and primary govt Director
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
“Dick Armstrong has been a chum and concept to me for many years. i presumed I knew Dick, yet now i actually be aware of him after analyzing a feeling of Being referred to as. This booklet will stir your soul and raise your spirit simply because it has performed for me.”
Senior vp, Orlando Magic
Richard Stoll Armstrong is Ashenfelter Professor Emeritus at Princeton Theological Seminary. the writer of many books and articles, he has held pastorates in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Indiana.
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