If It Wasn’t For The Lighthouse

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)


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SKU: 9781927521564
Author: Ridgeway, Bill & Irene
ISBN-13: 9781927521564
Pages: 128
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Gospel Folio Press (2014)
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It was the height of the depression and Emily Ridgeway was unsure how she would feed one more child. Yet, her prayer was strong; “Lord, may this baby be the answer to my prayer, that one of my eight children would serve You.” Years later, the answer to that prayer seemed to fade away, as Billy stood in the juvenile court, facing a third and final offense before being sentenced.

Emily clung to the promise of Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

“Give him one more chance, your Honour.” A police sergeant, led by God to intervene, stood up for Bill that day. He had no way of knowing the plans God had for him – traveling jungle paths in the Amazon, hiking up mountains and cobble stone streets in the high Andes and taking God’s Word to the coastal villages in Ecuador, with the important message that “Jesus Saves!”.

As a young man, ready to serve wherever God led him, Bill chose his life verse: “No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier” (2 Tim. 2:4).

Includes a 16-page full colour insert.

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2 reviews for If It Wasn’t For The Lighthouse

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mike Middleton

    An absolute treasure. Be prepared to spend some time absorbing the down-to earth lives of Bill and Irene Ridgeway. Written in a comfortable style we can all associate with. If you dont know the Lord when starting this book, youll have a real good idea of what He is about by the time you finish. My only complaint – This book was far too short. Knowing there is a sequel, I will check with Bill next time our paths cross. Extra copies have been bought to pass along to our closest friends. Thank you Bill and Irene for sharing your lives with us.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazon Review

    A great and inspiring read. A wonderful story of a couple dedicated to sharing their faith and lives with people in South America. It is a serious, sometimes humorous and challenging book. I could not put it down.

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