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Book details
  • Genre:RELIGION
  • SubGenre:Christian Living / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:180
  • eBook ISBN:9781626756175

Exiting the Wilderness

God's Plan For Us to Repent, Conquer, and Prosper

by Chayil Champion

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“If God is real, why does he allow bad things to happen?” This question runs through the mind of many people when tragedy or hard times are upon us. These times are referred to as seasons in the wilderness. The non-fiction piece guides readers to understand who God is, what he requires, and answers the questions regarding life’s hardships. In addition, the work also describes how we can come into a season of prosperity by re-aligning ourselves with God and his word regarding our lives. It is a literary work that is written in laymen’s terms to help people understand the complex personality of God and how we can attain his favor over our lives in difficult times.
Exiting the Wilderness is different than most Christian books because it discusses “the elephant-in-room” issues that most Christian books shy away from. In a cordial and diplomatic fashion, the book answers questions about what God says on sensitive issues but it also explains how his love is intertwined with his commandments. In a day where many tragic events and natural disasters leave people scratching their heads and wondering what’s going on, there is no doubt that people are seeking truth. Books that provide an emotional uplift are good, but many of them leave a false assumption about God in terms of what he desires to see from us as a people. The x-factor that sets this book apart from the rest is the ability to answer the tough questions relating to God and its unique way of articulating scriptures in God’s word so that readers can see how to apply them to their lives. The book goes into depth about a theme that is well noted in the bible and is used in analogies throughout the Christian faith; the Wilderness. In a particular scripture (1st Corinthians 10 verses 5 & 6), Paul the Apostle writes “But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness. Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.” Paul was referring to the children of Israel’s journey after they parted out of Egypt and through Red Sea. Paul colored in a timeless theme in an account that everyone is familiar with regardless of where their faith lies. Exiting the Wilderness expounds on the two verses which were extracted from Paul’s letters to the church of Corinth. Using the analogy of the wilderness in relationship to hard times, financial difficulties, natural disasters, and other unexplainable travesties, Exiting the Wilderness describes how God’s promises deliver us from such tribulations when we turn to him. The subject matter throughout the book covers topics such as love, faith, obedience, unity and touches on the sinful nature of mankind regarding disobedience, fornication, homosexuality, and spiritual apathy towards God. The purpose of the book is to get the reader aligned with the will of God. Each chapter is designed to bring the reader into further understanding of the covenant that God established for those who follow him. One of the main objectives of the book is to get the readers to grasp the concept that without God we become lost; developing wilderness mindsets. The book describes how many of us have gone so long without knowing God, that we developed our own philosophies which sent us into a spiritual apathy towards God. When people begin to understand that we are spiritual being wrapped in flesh, it makes understanding God (who is a spirit) a little easier to grasp.
About the author
Chayil Champion is a redeemed man of God who has been involved in ministry for over 15 years. He has hosted radio shows, authored books, and has led teen and adult ministries. After 10 years in education as an English teacher, vice principal, and football coach, Champion was stirred up by the spirit of God to move into full-time ministry. For two years he led a men's group titled 5000 Fathers and now is the co-founder of a non-profit ministry titled Burden Lifters designed to disciple teens and adults while equipping them with ministry skills to go abroad to the nations and assist others in need. Champion attended the University of Miami where he double-majored in English and Communications while participating as a two-sport athlete in football and track. He also received his Masters in Educational Leadership and Doctorate in Education from Nova Southeastern University. Champion found Christ as his personal Lord and savior in 1996 as an undergraduate student through Fellowship of Christian Athletes while attending UM. After living over 15 years in South Florida, Champion was prompted to head for California for a life in ministry. Champion now resides in North Hollywood, CA where he uses his gifts to help others find their destiny and identity in Christ.