Winona Lake, IN, February 14, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- J. Davis Illingworth has a successful automotive career behind him, and a big vision for reaching the world for Christ ahead of him. The first two products in Illingworth’s "God of Hope" project, a 153-page paperback book and its accompanying study/discussion guide, have just been released by BMH Books of Winona Lake, Ind.
Through unique first-person testimonies by the disciple Thomas, the prophet Moses, the apostle Paul and the disciple John, God of Hope tells God’s story of hope versus despair, good versus evil, love versus hate, and life versus death, and together these stories describe the energy, passion, and brilliance of God’s mysterious plan for the universe and for us.
These stirring accounts will inspire Christians to greater courage, trust, and hope in God. Illingworth’s distinctive style in God of Hope may also lead nonbelievers to faith by introducing them to the hope that is available from the one true God. After reading Thomas, Moses, Paul and John give their overview of God’s plan for humanity, the author’s compelling presentation of his own story will have readers considering how the story of their own lives fits into God’s plan.
About the book God of Hope, Grace College and Seminary president Ronald Manahan said, “God’s story is the big story in this book and the reason for hope. With gripping transparency the author tells his own story of struggling with and trusting in the God of hope. Dave Illingworth’s story invites the reader to turn from despair and loss of hope to God’s story of hope through His Son.”
Darrell Waltrip, NASCAR champion, Hall of Fame nominee and Fox broadcaster, said, “This project is so Dave--it covers all the bases and pays close attention to detail. I love the way it connects my story, His story, and your story. God of Hope will reach many souls and make a huge difference in believers’ and non-believers’ lives.”
The author, J. Davis (Dave) Illingworth, Jr., was formerly Senior Vice President and Chief Planning and Administrative Officer of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
In recognition of his work at Toyota, Illingworth was named Automotive News All-Star for 1997; Automobile Magazine's 1992 "Man of the Year" for his leadership of the new Lexus Division; and one of the auto industry's "Top 10 Newsmakers" by Automotive News. One of the vehicles he oversaw, the Camry, earned the title of America's best-selling car in 1997.
Dave and his wife Cynthia have five children and now live in Winona Lake, Indiana.
The God of Hope book and study guide are only the first of a series of products which will include an e-book, audio book, music CD, and a full video DVD version featuring top-flight professional actors and singers. Learn more about the God of Hope project at http://www.godofhope.net.