Walking on Water

Footsteps of a Fisherman

by Norman Coggin



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/14/2023

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 296
ISBN : 9798385004768
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 296
ISBN : 9798385004775
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 296
ISBN : 9798385004782

About the Book

Why did Jesus choose an imperfect man like Peter? How could He love a man like Peter? The reason we wonder is because behind, underneath, and wrapped around those questions is a deeper more personal one: how can Jesus love me? We relate to Peter, not because of his personality, but because he was every bit as flawed as we are. One moment, his faith stood strong, and the next, he opposed God’s will with his own.

Peter was like us, with a desire for what is right but so inclined toward what is wrong. He was not exceptional by nature, but God used him exceptionally because he never stopped giving himself to God a little more completely after each lesson of the failure found in himself.

What turned out to be Peter’s greatest strength was admitting his own weakness: his need for a Savior. Why did Jesus choose Peter? It was because of grace, always and only. Peter knew it and never stopped pointing others to Jesus. Walking on Water is for every follower of Christ who has fallen flat on his or her face and failed completely one time or another—or many times over. Jesus picked Peter up every time, and he’ll pick you up, too, whether you feel you deserve it or not.

About the Author

The author is a lifelong writer. It is not his hope for his name to be known but rather for the love of God he writes about to be further known. His dream is to share with as many as possible the love, encouragement, and correction our God is patiently and persistently teaching us all. Just as with his first book “Caretaker of a King”, an award-winning historical fiction about the life of Joseph the carpenter, this book uses fiction to bring life to the facts known from history. The intent is to put us all there, sharing the experiences and lessons in the life of Peter, walking with God’s Son, Jesus, from the time they first met to when Jesus took him home after a life well lived.
Norm lives in Franktown Colorado with his wife Vickie, near their sons Nick and Joel, and their families. In free time, he enjoys jeeping in the Colorado mountains, tennis and travel. He was a homebuilder for years like his father but is now building a different kind of story inviting you to step inside to observe, imagine, and consider what was, and what might have been.