History records Hurricane Katrina as one of the nation's worst natural disasters, with over 2,000 people losing their lives in its wake. The aftermath created a tremendous need for volunteers to step up and help their fellow Americans. Many answered that call, and among them was pastor and author Nelson Roth. Creating a ministry based specifically on aiding those in extreme need, Nelson has drawn heavily upon stories that both he and others have endured.
Nehemiah Response records many of those experiences to share the hard lessons that were learned. These heart-wrenching stories of disastrous times speak volumes of the strength and perseverance faced by those that had to rebuild their lives, their homes, and their communities. Although poignant and sobering, many are humorous, joyful, and uplifting.
Taking principles presented in the book of Nehemiah, Nelson builds a foundation for any church to use when ministering to those in the wake of a disaster. In Nehemiah Response, he shows by example how applicable the Bible is, especially in extreme crisis, whether it be natural, relational, or financial. Nothing can stop natural disasters from occurring, but a strong plan to help those immersed in crises could not be a better show of faith.
©2009 Nelson Roth; (P)2009 Tate Publishing