Global Inspirations: Stories of Faith from Around the World
a novel by Michael Paddock
Christian - Nonprofit - Nonfiction
ABOUT THE BOOK:
"God's love is even more powerful than COVID-19. It never stops, it never sleeps, it does not rest for weekends, and it is always there for us. We can all draw our strength from God's love during the pandemic if we simply submit ourselves to his grace." These are the words of wisdom and encouragement that a Guatemalan seamstress provided during the pandemic.
This book shares short stories of adventures from around the globe as the author responded to disasters such as hurricanes, cyclones, volcanic eruptions, famine, and COVID-19. He expected to inspire others around the world with his faith as he served communities with his engineering skills, but unexpectedly, he found inspiration through the faithful Christians he encountered during some of their darkest hours. In each story, you will be inspired by the lives of these Christians, whose faith would not be shaken and who allowed themselves to be used as instruments of God.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Michael Paddock grew up in Northern Minnesota and attended Michigan Technological University, receiving bachelor’s degrees in civil engineering and surveying. He is a licensed
professional engineer and surveyor whose professional career at CH2M HILL was spent managing teams of more than 100 engineers designing infrastructure projects exceeding $1
billion. He was the youngest- ever recipient of Wisconsin’s “Engineer of the Year” award.
After a near-fatal cancer experience, he was motivated to begin a pro bono engineering career that has led over 100 projects with Engineers Without Borders USA, Rotary and
other nonprofits on five continents during the last twenty years. He currently lives in Southeast Wisconsin with his wife Cathy.