In 2011, Dr. Frank Moore
lost his three-year-old granddaughter, Marley, to cancer. A professor in Olivet Nazarene University’s School of Theology and Christian Ministry
, Dr. Moore invited his son, Dr. Brent Moore and Marley’s father, to join him in sharing with others how the focus of their family priorities had changed. The result is a new book
, Jesus Is Lord: The Cry of a Kingdom Citizen,
designed for individual learning and as a resource for Christian congregations. This is Dr. Moore’s 13th book.
Confessing faith in the midst of tragedy is a common theme throughout the history of the Church. Since the first century, believers in Jesus Christ have dared to take a stand for the truth of God’s Word. The Moore family takes the same stand and challenges others to join them.
Many “lords” — entertainment, career, personal wealth and many more — vie for people’s attention and claim their allegiance in our multireligious, multicultural society. This book offers important reminders about what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ, giving practical ways to make His lordship a reality in every part of daily life.
“Whatever pain you’re going through, Jesus can still be first in your life,” Dr. Frank Moore said. “Marley taught us to be positive, regardless of our circumstances, and to focus on the blessings of life, regardless of the hardships.”Dr. Susan Moore
, Dr. Frank Moore’s wife and professor in Olivet’s School of Education
, wrote the study guide for the book. Other available resources include: downloadable audiobook
, video presentations on DVD, posters, sermon resources, a youth study guide and a children’s study guide.
“Perhaps the most appealing aspect of this book is its consistent, specific application to the living of one’s life under the lordship of Christ,” said Dr. John C. Bowling, Olivet’s president. “How does one declare that Jesus is Lord in the face of tragedy? There is a special pathos here as this study is set against the recent death of Marley.”
For more information or to order these materials, go online to Nazarene Publishing House at nph.com