Dec 9 2022
#003: A Raw Look at Life with the Unexpected with Jan Johnson
In this episode, you will meet author, Jan Johnson, who shares about her book, I Will Enter His Gates.
Jan Johnson has been writing since fourth grade when her dad published her first book, The Little Red Man, a space story. That was back in the day when we were all sure aliens lived on Mars.
Jan lives on a sheep farm in Brownsmead, Oregon a mile from the Columbia River with her husband Ed. Don’t mistake living on a farm as meaning she likes animals. Well, she actually does— from a distance.
She’s passionate about building relationships, meeting new people and hearing their stories. You know what they say—Love God, Love People.
When she isn’t writing, starting something new, or podcasting, she catches up with her ten children who are scattered hither and yon.”
Jan shares mores about her book, I Will Enter His Gates, "Yet, I must stay in the world to do battle until the Lord calls me home. This is the sacrifice I must make; to stay in the world, when I would much rather leave it. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” from Howard’s Journal
At 36, Howard Rea was searching for what God had in mind for him.
He knew he wanted to be sold out to his Savior.
What he never expected was that the answer to his prayer lay in the diagnosis of a brain tumor that would leave him paralyzed.
Surely this wasn’t how a loving God worked!
How could this debilitating life allow him to be a good father to his three children and husband to his wife?
How could he work?
How could God use him now?
Howard could no longer provide, but would God?
I Will Enter His Gates wrestles with the timeless question, “Why is God allowing this to happen?”
Writing with poignancy and immediacy, Jan takes you through the memoir of their lives, allowing you to travel along with Howard as you read his intimate, spiritual journal. You’ll embrace the answers Jan and Howard find and they’ll transform you as it did them.
I Will Enter His Gates is written for those who are experiencing personal crisis, chronic illness, those making the uphill battle of uncertainty, those facing death or looking for answers from God inspired by His Word. You will be given hope and perspective as through the pages you see God molding Howard and Jan into understanding through His Word the hope found in who He is and knowing His ways.
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