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Mark Cahill in Cedar Rapids Last Night

Wow. Last night was a remarkable evening! Rarely do I see an audience respond with the same level of warm enthusiasm that they responded to Mark Cahill last night. For over two hours we heard story after story of powerful witnessing encounters — along with much-needed instruction for the body of Christ.

One of the things I love most about Mark’s messages is that they don’t just convict; they also equip. He has an endless supply of witnessing ideas and insights.

Here’s the way Mr. Cahill handles money at his booktable:
1) Take as many books as you can use.
2) Throw whatever donation you’d like into the box. If you don’t have money, just take books anyway.
3) If you are struggling financially, take some money out of the box for yourself and your family.

How REFRESHING! Why don’t more Christians handle money this way?!

After the presentation, Mr. Cahill stayed around for a really long time answering questions. He was actually the last one to leave. We really appreciated how he stayed and talked with us even though we all knew he was tired because he had just come off a busy weekend of speaking.

(And for those of you who know Nickie, this is Nickie’s family. 🙂 They have some neat stories of witnessing outreaches and had some good questions.)

If you have never read One Thing You Can’t Do in Heaven, or One Heartbeat Away, you have got to order them and read them! I’d recommend you read One Thing You Can’t Do in Heaven first. If you’d like, you can listen to it for free online on Mark Cahill’s website here. (Then you’ll probably want to order them for all your friends. 🙂 ) This book is the #1 book that helped me learn to share my faith. I can’t even express how grateful I am for how the Lord used this book in my life.

Next you can order a stack of One Heartbeat Away — which is a great book to give to the unsaved people you witness to. It is also very helpful for learning how to answer unbeliever’s questions. There are lots of great “apologetic-type” books out there, but I’ve found this to be one of the most helpful for witnessing because it was written by someone who does a whole lot of witnessing himself, and is very familiar with most common questions that unbelievers in America are asking today. For example, what do you say when someone claims to believe in reincarnation, or that the Bible cannot be trusted, or that there is no absolute truth? One Heartbeat Away is packed full of good answers.
To order: www.markcahill.org
(Quick Note: There are a couple places in the books that refer to various sinful lifestyles. Not real explicit, but would raise questions for younger children.)

“But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.” (1 Thess 2:4)


  1. I’m SO glad it went well!! It looks like there were lots of people there, and it also looks like it was a very warm and encouraging atmosphere. On Monday night the Lord ‘randomly’ brought this event to mind to pray for, and I kind of wondered why because I had it in my head that it had already passed. 🙂 I was so excited when I looked on your blog and saw that it had been on Monday! May the Word spoken that evening continue to bear fruit until He comes…

  2. Thank you SO much for hosting this and telling us about it! I was extremely blessed, encouraged, challenged and motivated by his message 🙂 Thank you also for all the witnessing stories you post on your blog, Grace! They are very encouraging and inspiring, also 🙂


  3. Hi Grace,
    Thanks for posting this. I sat to listen to “Watchman on the Wall” by Mr. Cahill and thought I’d only listen to a little bit, but ended up sitting and listening to the whole thing. I was really blessed and challenged! Thanks again.


  4. Grace, this really encouraged me. 🙂 Thanks for sharing! Both of those books look really good, and one day {when I can afford them!} then I hope to be able to read them. The way Mr. Cahill works his book table is very intriguing. I have never seen or heard of someone doing that, but it seems his heart for the Lord is great. I’m sure very many people have been blessed when they couldn’t buy a book right then but were blessed to be able to have it anyway ~ it is truly more blessed to give than receive!

  5. Grace,
    I have read both “Making Brothers and Sisters Best Friends.” and your sister’s book “Before You Meet Prince Charming.” Both were great.I was searching random blogs and was excited when a girl mentioned that you have a blog!

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