With unusual openness, Bill Thrasher walks us through his own journey of singleness toward a sense of personal wholeness. In a world of self-focused advice, Bill points us to the only source of ultimate satisfaction regardless of our status in life.
-Joseph M. Stowell, former President, Moody Bible Institute
Bill Thrasher is a man who has learned to love and trust the heart and ways of God even when he couldn't see the outcome. The fascinating story of his own long wait for God's best, coupled with wise, biblical insights and a warm heart, make this book a rare find. I would urge single believers, as well as their family and friends to read and heed this encouraging, valuable book.
-Nancy Leigh DeMoss, author and host, Revive our Hearts radio
Dynamic, real, and practical insight from the heart of a man that lives what he writes.
-John Palmieri, pastor, New Life Community Church
As a single woman in my thirties, I was greatly encouraged by Dr. Thrasher's book. This book is for the many praying saints who feel alone in their quest to find a godly mate.
-Vicki Anderson, assistant to John Piper, Bethlehem Baptist Church
The example of Bill Thrasher's life has always spurred me on toward a closer walk with the Lord. His words, fleshed out through his own real-life experience, are an inspiration to all Christian singles to live prayerful and Christ-centered lives. He provides practical helps as well as spiritual motivation to maximize our singleness for God's glory, as we believe God for His best in all areas of life.
-Lisa Weglewski, Director of Women's Ministry, Foothills Bible Church, Littleton, CO
I am delighted to comply with your request to write a brief commendation of your book Believing God for His Best. Your reference to the way that God in His sovereign and scriptural leading brought Stephen and me together--in a marriage that has now lasted over 56 years--makes me exclaim, Hallelujah! I remember his sharing with me the revelation God had given him from the Word, and how meticulously he followed those instructions, until God brought me into his life. My prayer is that as this chapter is read, hundreds of young people will be led away from the tragic marriages they might have become involved in to the marriage God intends for their lives. The tragedy of divorce amongst Christians today breaks my heart; and I trust that your book will go a long way to resolve this problem. May God bless you and your written ministry.
-B. Heather Olford, Stephen Olford Center for Biblical Preaching
I welcome the privilege of writing a few words concerning my good friend Dr. Bill Thrasher's new book, Believing God for His Best. Nothing is more needed in our contemporary Christian world today. With the tangled marriages, broken homes, and divorce rates, one wonders what can possibly be the solution. Needless to say, the only one is returning to God's blueprint as recorded in His Holy Word. I am grateful that he has drawn on the experience of how God brought my sweetheart, Heather, and me into the vital union of marriage, now going on our 57th year! It seems inconceivable that God would initiate such a sacred ordinance as the marriage of a man and a woman without giving instructions on how He plans to bring this about to fulfill His glory, as well as His purpose, not only in mutual pleasure, but in bringing precious little lives into a Christian home, and then a full spiritual life. For this reason, I congratulate him on his book in general, and the privilege of having our names included in his treatment of this delicate, but important subject in the hour in which we live. May God grant the book a wide readership, especially amongst our young people.
-Dr. Stephen F. Olford, Stephen Olford Center for Biblical Preaching