Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christina Leadership Conference and #1 New York Times bestselling author, will release his newest book "From Survive to Thrive" (Charisma House) on Nov. 17.
In "From Survive to Thrive," Rodriguez takes an honest look at the pain millions of people are experiencing during the Covid-19 pandemic and offers seven words to find hope and overcome the challenges we face in life: Holy, Healed, Healthy, Happy, Humble, Hungry and Honoring Life.
"Our trials can become opportunities for God's light to shine through the cracks of our brokenness," Rodriguez writes. "God's glory pours forth into the hard, raw places of our lives and provides a poultice to soothe our wounds and restore our hope."
Each chapter of "From Survive to Thrive" shows readers how they can learn to thrive in Christ no matter what life throws their way:
1. Soul Survivor-Shelter in Place
2. Holy Quarantine-Reboot, Recharge, Restart
3. Healed by Faith-Unmask God's Power
4. Heart Healthy-Spread Contagious Joy
5. Happy to Be Here-Walk by Faith, Not Sight
6. Humble Pie-Serve Before You Slice
7. Hungry for God-Satisfy Your Craving for More
8. Honoring or Honorary-Dedicate Your Diligence
9. Alive to Thrive-Refuse to Settle for Less Than God's Best
10. System Upgrade-Develop the Next Generation
What others are saying about "From Survive to Thrive":
"From Survive to Thrive - The best I have seen yet to bring meaning and purpose to the worldwide pandemic. He challenges the church to think beyond the challenge of the moment to the God's-eye view for the times we are in. Relevant is an understatement."
- Jentezen Franklin
Senior Pastor, Free Chapel
New York Times Best-Selling Author
"Pastor Sam has done it again. He reminds us that the infinite power of God is able to sustain you through the ever changing and unimaginable circumstances of life. Every page in this book reminds the reader that God is our strength and an ever present in time of need."
- Doug Clay
General Treasurer, General Council of the Assemblies of God
"From Survive to Thrive offers us hope in a time when the world seems to have none. This book reminds us that our all-knowing, all-present and all-powerful God is with us in our suffering and distress, even if we can't discern how He is working."
- Dr. Tony Evans
President, The Urban Alternative
Senior Pastor, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship
"When we rely on God and trust Him to order our steps, He will not only meet our needs but will make a way for us to flourish. In his new book, From Survive to Thrive, my friend, Samuel Rodriguez, explores the power and purpose of God and shows us why our relationship with Him is the key to realizing our full potential."
- Joel Osteen
"From Survive to Thrive: Live a Holy, Healed, Healthy, Happy, Humble, Hungry, and Honoring Life" (Charisma House) by Samuel Rodriguez will be available wherever books are sold starting Tuesday, Nov. 17.