Elmer Towns is a college and seminary professor, an author of popular and scholarly works the editor of two encyclopedias , a popular seminar lecturer, and dedicated worker in Sunday school, and has developed over 20 resource packets for leadership education. He began teaching at Midwest Bible College, St. Louis, Missouri, for three years and was not satisfied with his textbooks so he began writing his own he has published over books listed in the Library of Congress, 7 listed in the Christian Booksellers Best Selling List; several becoming accepted as college textbooks. He is also the recipient of the coveted Gold Medallion Award awarded by the Christian Booksellers Association for writing the Book of the Year, i.
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Now Towns digs deeper into one of the most popular forms of fasting today, the Daniel Fast. With an emphasis on a healthy, simple diet, The Daniel Fast is named after the prophet Daniel who participated in a partial fast for spiritual purposes.
Daniel was taken captive into Babylon when he was 16 years old. The first step the king took in his campaign was to provide a sumptuous feast to tempt Daniel—food fit for a king— basically fattening comfort foods. He honored God over the king.
Elmer Towns introduces readers to the spiritual, physical and mental basics of the Daniel Fast, coaching them through either a day or day period of renewal, and he includes original Daniel Fast recipes created by executive chef John P. Towns addresses practical questions, such as what to eat and when, as well as how to pray effectively. Readers will learn how to encounter God during their fast, how to worship through self-discipline and how to pray for specific answers.
They will also explore the role of weeping, repentance and spiritual warfare in their life of faith. Review Dr. Elmer Towns is a giant among men. His influence on tens of thousands of students, laity, and ministers places him at the forefront of educators. His heart for the Church and prayer has had ripple effects across denominational lines.
He is a hero for many, and his life and ministry are a blessing! He has a love for all the believers in all the denominations and has been a friend of pastors in all of these groups. Elmer Towns is a Baptist, and he has great love for those who love Jesus Christ.
My church is Pentecostal, and he preached here, and was used of God. I recommend this book to all who want to walk with giants and learn from them. So Elmer lifted me onto his shoulders and took me to the top. I thank God for the many different ways Elmer has carried me over the years. One of the things I like about this book is that Elmer honors my father, noting it was Jerry Falwell, Sr.
This book talks about what God has accomplished at Liberty and how Dr. Towns was involved. Read this book and praise God for what He has done. His commitment to Jesus Christ has led him into pulpits and classrooms, and many young men and women have learned the great truths of Scripture under the careful teaching of my friend, Elmer Towns.
As a graduate of Liberty University, I walked behind the giants mentioned in this book, and God used them to influence my life in profound ways. Angela Hunt Christy Award Winner and Bestselling Author Walking with Giants takes us on an insightful journey through the last 70 years of evangelicalism from the perspective of one of its key movers and shakers.
During the trip, you will laugh out loud as the year-old preacher, Elmer Towns, motivates the recently regenerated town drunk to help paint their dilapidated church. Six decades later, you will weep as he relates the loss of Jerry Falwell, his dear life-long teammate. Walking with Giants is a great read. He first touched my life through his books and then through his life. He has spent his life challenging pastors and church leaders around the world to enlarge their vision and passion for the cause of Christ.
His life has touched mine and now will touch yours as you read this book. You have lived well! Towns is one of the most influential Christian leaders of the twentieth century. As co-founder of Liberty, the Lord worked through Dr. Towns to truly change the course of history. Elmer Towns—myself included. This giant of the faith has shaped my life as a minister.
Towns has been my Sunday School teacher, professor, ministry colleague and friend. I am confident that his amazing story will continue to point lives toward Christ for decades to come. This great man has served as my teacher, mentor and friend. He has influenced me to be a better husband, father, pastor and author. Now, in this revealing book, you too will have the incredible opportunity to learn and gain from his many years of experience.
This book will inspire you to love God and do great things for God. Towns in front of thousands of Liberty University students at convocation. It seems to be true—my shelf is filled with his wisdom, just as that convocation arena was filled with those influenced and touched by his life. Read this memoir of a man who changed the world. Towns when I was a college student working on staff with John C. Maxwell in Lancaster, Ohio. From until this day, he has been a friend and mentor to me. What you see is what you get!
Elmer Towns is a good and godly man whose walk matches his talk. Walking with Giants is a reflection of a life well lived by one of my heroes of the faith. The chronicle of Elmer Towns is like no other, and I speak for multitudes when I express deep gratitude that his story will now be perpetuated through this superb memoir.
Peter Wagner Vice president and Apostolic Ambassador, Global Spheres, Inc Elmer Towns is my friend, my mentor, my golfing companion and, most importantly, my prayer partner! Walking with Giants is the story of a life well lived. You will be inspired, encouraged and motivated to make yourself available to the power of God.
These memoirs are proof of what God can do through one individual who fully surrenders himself to God. After reading this book, I am reminded of the words of missionary C. At the very least let us see to it that the devil holds a thanksgiving service in hell, when he gets news of our departure from the field of battle. This is certainly true of Elmer Towns.
As you read this book, you will marvel at how God has used Dr. Towns in numerous ways around the globe for His glory. Elmer and I were students together at Dallas Seminary in the fifties. He and his wife, Ruth, and I and my wife, Dottie, were good friends. His dedication to the Lord was obvious even then. May you glorify the Lord as you read how He has worked in Dr. Roy B. Going without food for spiritual reasons is called fasting and is a spiritual discipline with a long and important history in Christianity.
When accompanied by your earnest prayers, fasting demonstrates your sincerity to God. Towns introduces you to the basics of this powerful spiritual discipline. This is an essential handbook for all who long to draw closer to God through biblical spiritual disciplines! Synopsis Going without food for spiritual reasons is called "fasting", a spiritual discipline with a long and important history in Christianity.
When accompanied by earnest prayer, fasting demonstrates our sincerity to God. An overview of fasting, from the Old and New Testaments, answers questions about fasting related to physical health, social interaction, spiritual warfare and much more. This is an essential handbook for all who long to draw closer to God through biblical spiritual disciplines.
Synopsis Did you know that God sings? There are many things God does that you may not have thought about ever before—and the more we know, the better we can respond to Him. God sees. God winks. God hears. He cries, He waits and He runs. He is jealous and gets angry. He smiles, frowns and laughs! Reflecting on the attributes and activities of God is the best way to become like Him.
Readers are challenged to dig deeply into Scripture, where God reveals that He has a heart. Synopsis God created the human body as a finely tuned instrument of enormous power, but it requires fuel to operate. Synopsis Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough is a thought provoking book on one of the least understood, but most powerful disciplines of Christianity. Most believers know about fasting, but few of us really understand the wonderful benefits that come when we fast with purpose and direction.
Written in Dr. Elmer Towns dynamic; descriptive style, this book gives the why of fasting, rather than just the how. Towns avoids a glut of techniques and schedules, and instead provides a probing look at Isaiah 58, often called the fasting passage.
Learn how fasting can strengthen your faith and draw you closer to God, helping you to be a true overcomer in Christ.
Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough
Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough A Guide to Nine Biblical Fasts
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