Most of the world around us is dying without hope. Friends, co-workers and family members are struggling to find their way through the darkness of sin and suffering. But Jesus has not abandoned the souls He came to save; He wants you to make a difference! He is calling you to carry His life-giving love into places of brokenness and sorrow. Genuine revival happens when passion for God breaks through human restraint and ignites one heart after another with the flame of His love.
With enthusiasm that will set ablaze your passion to reach the hurting, Kim Meeder encourages you to let the holy fire of God's presence fill your heart, soul, mind and strength. As your fear and pride melt away, those around you who are losing their battle for hope will be transformed by encountering His redeeming love in you. This--this is revival rising.
“Kim Meeder is a gifted storyteller who has an incredible passion for pointing people toward the healing power of Christ. I have been privileged to welcome her as a guest on the Focus on the Family Broadcast several times, and she never fails to bring uplifting words of hope and encouragement. Kim’s love for those who bear deep emotional wounds is especially evident in her ongoing work with children at the Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch. I can relate to some of those kids because as a child, I was shaken and torn. I have experienced what it is like to feel lost, adrift and disconnected from anything resembling stability and wholeness. Kim’s heart is to help those precious kids understand their identity in Christ. It is impossible to overstate just how important that is! As you will discover in the pages of this book, Kim has a unique awareness of God’s presence and the movement of His Spirit in the everyday moments of life. This acuity reminds me of the words of David when he wrote, “Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence?” (Psalm 139:7 ESV). Kim understands that we cannot hide from God. He knows us and He is with us always, even in the darkest of moments when we feel as if He is far away. His hand is evident in every situation if we will just take time to look for it, and that is what Kim so brilliantly captures. God is with you. He loves you. His Spirit surrounds you, indwells you and nourishes you. These are themes that are repeated over and over throughout the pages of Revival Rising. I am thankful that Kim has shared this faith-affirming and spiritually enriching message with her readers. It is something we all need to hear!”
— JIM DALY, President, Focus on the Family
“Bold, riveting, adventurous. Kim’s passion for time spent in God’s restorative ‘wilderness place’ is matched only by her burning desire to share His redemptive love with the world. For such a time as this, Revival Rising reaches deep into the soul, destroying strongholds and reigniting the transformative fire within.”
— ERIC CLOSE, actor, director
“Kim’s fierceness and love are front and center as she shares what she has received from the God of the universe. Revival Rising shows how horrific tragedy and incredible blessing can be beautifully woven together. The stories and challenges in this book have strengthened my trust in God.”
— JOHN M. TROYER, executive director, Helping Network