Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Healing and a Man Called Peter

Yesterday, I watched A Man Called Peter, the story of famed preacher, Peter Marshall, who pastored New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC and served for two years as chaplain of the US Senate. The movie is based on the book, A Man Called Peter, written by his wife, Catherine Marshall. In the book and the movie, she tells how she was miraculously healed from tuberculosis through faith in the goodness of God.

Peter Marshall died of a heart attack in 1949 at the age of 47. In 1959, Catherine married Leonard LeSourd, editor of Guideposts, an inspirational magazine. In 1971,Catherine and Leonard, along with John and Elizabeth Sherrill, formed a new publishing house, Chosen Books, which has featured many books about the miracles and manifestations of the Holy Spirit in the Church today.

Catherine Marshall is also the author of Christy, the best selling story base on the life of her mother, a woman of strong faith and a missionary spirit.

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