The Making of a Servant

Anchored in Vietnam

by Sam James & Foreword by J.D. Greear



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/26/2018

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 318
ISBN : 9781480862494
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 318
ISBN : 9781480862500
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 318
ISBN : 9781480862487

About the Book

What causes a family to decide to leave their familiar surroundings of home and move to a foreign country where they know no language, no customs, no culture, and have no acquaintances among the people of that country? What is it like as a servant of God to live in the midst of a vicious war that erupts anywhere, anytime, without warning? What happens when one faces sudden death three times and experiences the peace of absolute trust in God and total obedience to him? The lessons learned, the shaping of character through the stresses of life, experiencing the process of being molded into a servant of the Lord is what this book is all about. Such experiences are at times painful, yet exhilarating, meaningful and filled with peace and joy because we are in the center of his will. God gives us our “being” and leads us in our “becoming.” The greatest peace is when we discover who God wants us to be, and we are engaged in doing what he leads us to do! This is an on-going process.

About the Author

Sam James for 54 years has served with the International Mission Board in Southeast Asia, East Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. He has been a church planter, administrator, trainer, and missionary statesman in troubled areas. He has been a speaker for retreats and conferences for multiple mission organizations in 115 countries. Sam and Rachel are parents of four children, two of whom have served on the mission field. His master of theology degree is in New Testament Interpretation and his doctoral degree is in Pastoral Care and Counseling. His family lived and served in Vietnam during the entire war, 1962-1975. He served extensively in Vietnam from1991-2017, and worked in all the countries of East Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.