The second group, on the other hand, deserve the title, “hero.” They are on the Cover of Dan Wooding's latest book individuals who transcend the "public figure" designation, going the extra mile to do something great and gallant in the world.
Sadly, many of these "heroes" are unknown. They do what they do without a bit of public acknowledgement. True heroes are individuals who live up to the definition of the word: "One who is idealized for their courage, outstanding achievements, and noble qualities." (Mac definition).
It is this second group that Dan Wooding writes about in his newest book, God`s Ambassadors in Japan: The Kenny and Lila Joseph Story.
Dan makes public the true story of two modern day champions of the Christian faith. In this Ripe Publishing release (ISBN: 978-0-9824869-0-0), Dan uses his award-winning journalistic skills to craft a story of adventure, trust, and cultural insight. Ultimately, God`s Ambassadors is a book about lives well lived for God`s glory in the country of Japan.
Talking about the Joseph's, former President George W. Bush, stated: "By sharing God’s teachings with others, you have enriched the lives of countless individuals and served as an inspiration to your brothers and sisters in the mission field. Our world is a better place because of your dedication to sharing your wisdom, guidance, and faith with others."
Likewise, famed worship leader George Beverly Shea acknowledged: "God`s Ambassadors in Japan is the wonderful story of Kenny and Lila Joseph`s missionary work in Japan. Kenny and I worked together many years ago and I’m glad to know that his work continued on another continent where he helped bring the good news of Jesus to the Japanese people."
Beginning with Franklin Delano Roosevelt`s address concerning Pearl Harbor in 1941, and ending with the spread of Christianity in Japan today, Dan weaves a story of national histories (both the U.S and Japan), personal upbringings, missions, and above all, God`s hand working in?and through?the lives of a couple submitted to Him.
Howard Kazanjian, producer of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and Raiders of The Lost Ark, summarized it best when he said: "From the bombing of Pearl Harbor, to General Douglas MacArthur, to Vietnam, God`s Ambassadors in Japan is filled with fascinating, informative, and interesting history. Kenny and Lila Joseph are a true inspiration to Christians and non-Christians alike. But the real story of these two missionaries is their sixty year courageous crusade throughout Japan and their harvest of souls for the Lord. This book will inspire you to take a mission trip."
Do yourself a favor pick up a copy of this exciting and edifying book. Reading about the lives of Kenny and Lila Joseph will not only encourage you, but also motivate you to become an ambassador (one sent to represent the Lord) in our communities and world. Check out www.amazon.com for the book which soon will be available there.