Chasing God: One Man's Miraculous Journey in the Heart of the City

David C Cook
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Chasing God is Roger Huang's gritty, heartfelt story of obedience to God's call to follow Him into the heart of the city. That mission can inspire you! Leaving behind his abusive home in Taiwan, Roger  discovered both the American Dream and his French bride, Maite. A dramatic event took place before his very eyes and prompted Roger to rethink his future and his calling. As a couple, Roger and Maite chose not to ignore the plight of the poor and homeless in San Francisco's most impoverished district, the Tenderloin. Since founding City Impact, Roger has led many in discovering the power of prayer, fasting, and serving hands-on in a community starved for hope. Chasing God is a testimony to God's miraculous provision and will challenge you to consider how to serve and care for your own city and community.
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Roger Huang serves as pastor of San Francisco Worship Center and founder of City Impact Ministries. Together with his wife, Maite, Roger has ministered in the city’s Tenderloin District for over thirty years, providing food, shelter, education, and job training to thousands in response to God’s call on their lives.  Susanna Foth Aughtmon writes full time while raising three children with her husband, Scott, pastor of Pathway Church in Palo Alto, CA. She holds a B.A. in Social Science from Bethany University. She has published several books, including I Blame Eve, her most recent.
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David C Cook
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Published on
Sep 1, 2013
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Pages
256
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ISBN
9781434707161
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
Religion / Christian Life / Inspirational
Religion / Christian Life / Social Issues
Religion / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
Religion / Christian Ministry / Evangelism
Religion / Christian Ministry / General
Religion / Christian Ministry / Missions
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