BY: Harold L. Lee and Benjamin Baker
If you have heard C. D. Brooks preach, it was most certainly an unforgettable experience. His distinct voice trumpets truth with an authority rarely seen in today's pulpits. The stories he skillfully weaves thrill the imagination and bring conviction to the heart. Loving yet uncompromising, Brooks delivers the Adventist message without apology. His appeals to accept Jesus reverberate in the mind long after they are over.
With a 60-year ministry spanning the ghettos of the city, sands of the desert, and islands of the sea, C. D. Brooks has led more than 15,000 souls to Christ on six continents and dozens of countries.
A media trailblazer, Brooks has spread the gospel through every type of media, including cassette, radio, television, and Internet. For 23 years this founding speaker of the Breath of Life Ministries telecast appeared in millions of homes across the globe, and is undoubtedly one of the greatest evangelists of the twentieth century.
Few have been given a window into the man behind the message-until now. In this book you catch a rare glimpse into the personal trials and triumphs of this modern apostle. From humble roots in the rural South at the beginning of the Great Depression to the Internet age in which his sermons are some of the most downloaded items online, C. D.: The Man Behind the Message is as riveting as a sermon from the man himself, and just like his preaching, it will lead you to recommit your life to Jesus Christ.
“In this special book you will find thrilling stories of God using this powerful preacher to blaze new trails in evangelism, church organization, and human relations.”
-Ted N. C. Wilson, General Conference President.
'The ministry of C. D. Brooks is synonymous with excellence, discipline, passion, and perspective. While the first three descriptors might be self-explanatory, perspective refers to Elder Brooks’s unwavering devotion to end-time proclamation. As a preacher, Elder Brooks will be forever seen as a sentinel of the imminent second advent of Jesus Christ. This book provides readers insight and instruction into the influences that made the man so fiercely prophetic in his preaching ministry.'
-Leslie Pollard, president, Oakwood University
'As a young pastor in Pennsylvania I reached out to Elder Brooks, asking him to mentor me as an evangelist. His words of encouragement and counsel not only impacted my life and ministry but have blessed the lives of thousands of pastors and evangelists around the world. Thank you, Elder Brooks, for giving us an example to follow, in word and also in life (1 Cor. 11:1).'
-Derek Morris, editor, Ministry
'Some people’s ministries leave a mark, others leave a legacy. C. D. Brooks has left a legacy on the lives of thousands of preachers and tens of thousands of church members and hundreds of thousands of viewers of the Breath of Life telecast. His unique blend of humility, brilliance, and deep spirituality has impacted countless lives. His ministry has been a positive influence on my own. In 1996, when I was conducting a satellite evangelistic series from Orlando, Florida, Elder Brooks graciously accepted our invitation to answer written questions from the audience during the series. I listened in amazement to his short, concise answers. They hit the mark every time. He had the ability of taking deep biblical truths and making them simple. During the time that we were together during this satellite series, I saw another side of Elder Brooks. Although I had always been impressed with his enthusiastic proclamation of the Word of God, I now saw him as willing to accept whatever role the Lord assigned. I pay tribute to a preacher par excellence, a brilliant scholar, a spiritual mentor, and a godly man of faith. It is a joy to know him as a friend and fellow colleague. I am confident that the book you hold in your hands will lift your spirits, encourage your heart, and draw you closer to the Savior.'
-Mark Finley, former speaker/director, It Is Written
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