Flowing Streams: Journeys of a Life Well Lived by Stuart Briscoe

By Stuart Briscoe

A flowing circulation cuts its personal channel. ---Major W. Ian Thomas, founding father of Torchbearers overseas over the last sixty years, Stuart Briscoe's lifestyles move has minimize a really deep channel. millions of sermons preached. millions of airline miles flown. Seven continents visited. millions of church individuals additional and 8 church buildings planted. greater than 40 books authored. a life of touching his viewers with plainspoken, available Bible instructing. Now Briscoe seems to be again over his years to proportion his gathered knowledge, with the purpose that each lifestyles matters---and everybody has an important half to play within the grand cosmic movement of the Spirit. With a name in-built the 20 th century, Stuart Briscoe has a clean, vivid message for twenty-first-century Christians. it's a imaginative and prescient of what one individual could be and do, what God can name a unmarried individual to complete in his identify. Flowing Streams is sage. it's poignant. it truly is Stuart Briscoe's legacy.

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The course required me to begin by filling out and submitting the first lesson. It turned out to be the last lesson as well. On reflection, I decided that doing the course that way was a waste of time, so I simply bought the textbooks and studied on my own. Bill Harrison unwittingly played a major role in my life, because he pushed me into a situation in which I had to do what school had never persuaded me to do — learn how to learn! ” It was beginning to look as if I might get an education. And I was about to learn how to learn a whole lot more than financial theory.

A huge, imposing building, it stood in acres of rolling parkland dotted with mature beeches and sycamores, overlooked by pine plantations and banks of brilliant rhododendrons. Stretching across the valley in front of the “manor house” were more than twenty-five farms that made up the Marton estate. Before World War II thirty servants were required to care for the five members of the resident family, but by war’s end only one member of the family and few servants remained. Huge estate taxes had necessitated the division of the estate and the progressive sale of farms and land until eventually Capernwray Hall came up for sale.

Keith eventually became an architect and a Methodist preacher. On one occasion he returned from an assignment and we eagerly waited to hear what had transpired. “Well,” he said ruefully, “there were only three people there. One of them played the organ, and while I was preaching, one of them had an epileptic fit, the other man helped him outside, and I carried on talking to the organist. ’ ” Keith was discovering that in ministry, like everything else, you win some and you lose some! In Manchester I met yet another man who became a lifelong friend.

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