After Jesus rose from the dead and ascended into heaven, it was a very small group of apostles who told people about Jesus in a way so convincing that the message eventually spread throughout the whole world—and billions of people since then have been saved due to the persuasiveness of this message. How did this very small group of apostles and disciples of Jesus do this?
Faith through Your Hardships Draws Others to Christ argues that the apostles’ accomplishment was due to an unshakable faith while undergoing extreme suffering to the point of death. Without the combination of unwavering faith through suffering, the apostles may not have effectively spread Christ’s message throughout the world, and author and Christian counselor Michael Kotch ties in two personal experiences of witnessing people maintain unwavering faith through severe hardships, which built and strengthened his own faith in God.
Accepting and following Jesus as one’s savior is the only way to eternal life, and the first step for anyone to accept Jesus is to hear about him from someone else. The goal of Faith through Your Hardships Draws Other to Christ is to teach Christians that maintaining their strong faith during hardships may bring witnessing nonbelievers to Christ, as well as strengthen the faith of fellow Christians.