The story of James Robison is an absolutely powerful one, once again revealing remarkable works and power of God. James was conceived by the rape of his single divorced mother. She went to a doctor to have James aborted, but he refused. In his book, Living Amazed, James reports that “ … I was born in the charity ward of the hospital, and my mother immediately placed an ad in the newspaper seeing foster care for me …” He lived in poverty nearly all of his growing up years. When James was a teenager, his alcoholic father returned to their house … drunk. He chocked James’ mother into unconsciousness, but she survived.
Living Amazed is indeed a powerful and gripping new book written by James Robison, telling his story.
A researcher reported that James Robison had preached the gospel to more people by the age of 30 than any other man at that age. (Most of the main part of the evangelistic ministry of Billy Graham occurred after he was 30.)
James’ primary public ministry is now featured on television … “Life Today” … and is aired nationwide (www.lifetoday.org). It is also powerfully effective. It includes a great focus on feeding millions of starving people in locations around the world, the digging large numbers of fresh water wells, and addressing those trapped in sexual slavery. For example, Life Today sponsors the largest “safe house” for girls delivered out of sexual slavery in Thailand. .
I was a young pastor and a recent graduate of Southwestern Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX. — shortly after Joan Thomas Hendrick and I married, serving as pastor of my first church, Pine Springs Baptist in Tyler, Texas During that time we learned that young evangelist James Robison, mightily used of God, was to come to Tyler and preach a “crusade” in Rose football stadium.
I had a heart for utilizing the media for ministry even in those early days. With my contacts with the local television stadium … the only TV station there … to ask how much they would charge to televise one of the Crusade service live where James was preaching. $500! As best I can remember, I found a donor who gave the necessary $500. So at the ripe old age of about 23, James preached the gospel to additional thousands in Tyler, TX, which is widely known as “… the rose capitol of the world!”
Another radio segment has been recorded with James and is to also to soon be available for anytime listening.