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Monday, July 27, 2009

ARC Arrival: The Cross by Arthur Blessitt

The Cross: 38,102 Miles, 38 Years, 1 Mission by Arthur Blessitt

Publisher: Authentic

I received this book from TBB Media.

About the book: On June 13, 2008, Arthur Blessitt walked his 38,102nd mile in Zanzibar, off of the coast of Tanzania, completing a journey that began in 1969. Arthur started walking with a twelve-foot cross on December 25, 1969, and has successfully carried a large wooden cross into every nation and major island group of the world.

Follow Arthur's journey from his initial call from God to carry a cross from Hollywood, where he was known as "the minister of Sunset Strip," across America to its capital, Washington, DC.

Accompany Arthur as he hacks his way through the Darien Jungle from Panama to Colombia. You'll join Arthur and his son, Joshua, as they take the cross to South Africa in 1986. Enter into the stories of how God used them to bring people spiritual, physical, and relational healing during the final tumultuous days of racial apartheid. Trek with Arthur and his wife, Denise, as they cross desert sands to take the cross to Saudi Arabia when the nation was closed to tourists. Follow them as they walk with the cross in the various regions of the former USSR just weeks after its collapse. You'll be amazed by how people in all cultures respond to the cross.

As Arthur has traveled around the world, he has found the cross to be a universal symbol of God's love that breaks down the barriers of language and culture. He writes, "Perhaps I'm the only person in history who has been physically shaped by the weight of a cross. But the changes the cross has brought to my physical body are not important. What is important is how the cross has changed my life, and the lives of so many others, from the inside out!" (from the back cover)

About the author: Arthur Blessitt has devoted his life to carrying the cross in every nation. When he isn't traveling, Arthur speaks nationally and internationally. He is married to Denise and has seven children. (from the back cover)

The Cross
Publisher/Publication Date: Authentic, January 2009
ISBN: 978-1-934068-67-0
240 pages



4 comments:

Natalie W said...

Wow this one sounds awesome! I'll be checking back for the review...
Natalie :0)

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Sheila Deeth said...

Interesting. I think I've heard of him.

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