At the peak of his career, Cash had done it all—living the ultimate rags-to-riches story of growing up on a cotton farm in the Deep South to becoming a Nashville and Hollywood sensation, singing alongside heroes like Elvis Presley and performing for several American presidents. But through all of this, Cash was troubled. By the time he released the iconic Man in Black album in 1971, the middle-aged icon was broken down, hollow-eyed, and wrung out. In his search for peace, Cash became embroiled in controversy. He was arrested five times in seven years. His drug- and alcohol-induced escapades led to car accidents and a forest fire that devastated 508 acres. His time was divided between Jesus and jail, gospel tunes and the "Cocaine Blues." But by the end of his life, Cash was speaking openly about his "unshakeable faith." What caused the superstar to turn from his conflicting passions to embrace a life in Christ? Join us to hear the rest of the story about this musical icon.
Today our guest tells the true story of her journey from death to hope. She was crushed under enormous pain, unable to think. She struggled to understand, God patiently continued to sing, drawing her gently to His side, daring her to trust Him. Hear how she asked God questions, dealt with anger and loneliness, and chose to believe in the goodness of God, in spite of the circumstances.
Greg Laurie is the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside and Irvine California. In 1990, Greg began holding large-scale public evangelistic events called Harvest Crusades. Since that time, more than 5 million people have attended Harvest Crusades events around the United States, and in Australia and New Zealand with more than 400,000 registered professions of faith. Greg is the author of several books including The Upside Down Church and hosts the television program GregLaurie.tv and the nationally syndicated radio program A New Beginning.
Lora Jones graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Accounting and from Midwestern Theological Seminary with a Master’s in Religious Education. She married J.L. Jones during college and their family became complete with the birth of two children, Janessa and Jayden. J. L. and Lora served the Lord in full time ministry for nearly twenty years until the family was involved in an automobile accident. Lora alone survived. Currently, Lora is an inspirational speaker sharing her story across the country since 2006. Speaking to audiences of all sizes, her storytelling style enables her to communicate with Christians of differing backgrounds and denominations.