Tuesday’s Teaser with Ada Brownell

Today I have Ada Brownell on my blog with her rereleased collection of articles titled What Prayer Can Do. Available now at Amazon.com


A Collection of true stories by Ada Brownell

Published by The Pentecostal Evangel


How can someone be a thievin’, lying, foul-mouthed drunkard or addict one minute and the next be changed into a sober, loving, honest, solid worker anyone can trust?

Only through God’s power and the help of the Holy Spirit. The Bible says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17).

Several Testimonies that tell about people instantly changed for the better are contained in Ada Nicholson Brownell’s new book, What Prayer Can Do.

For instance, Ennis Surratt’s story:

Ennis L. Surratt clutched the cool metal handle of his .45 pistol. Through the weeds he could see three men coming. He knew they would come near where he crouched because they would be coming after the barrel of whiskey that had disappeared from his still the night before.

When the men were only a few feet from the barrel, Ennis stepped out in front of the man who seemed to lead the way.

“You’re not taking this barrel,” Ennis growled, keeping his right hand next to the gun. “You stole it last night, and we’re going to settle it right here.”

He drew his gun and aimed it at the thief.

“Shoot!” the thief yelled as he whirled with his double-barreled shotgun.

An explosive charge sounded from the shotgun and Ennis fell to the ground. Pain surged through his neck and chest, and hot blood trickled from the wounds, but Ennis raised up on one knee and fired the pistol.

With a cry of anguish, the thief dropped the shotgun and fell into the weeds.

Ennis fell back again, and both men cursed and writhed with pain until they were taken to town for treatment. Ennis was filled with buckshot but not hurt seriously. The other fellow, however, was in serious condition.

Events like this were why the bootlegger became known as “the meanest man in town” and that caught the attention of two lady evangelists holding a tent revival there. The women decided if the meanest man in town would be changed by the power of God, there would be revival.

God reached down one night and struck Ennis upside the head like He did the Apostle Paul. Ennis changed so much he became a fiery gospel preacher that won not only many others to God, but his own children, who became ministers as well. One of his sons pastored the author’s church several years.

Read the story of Ennis Surratt and many other testimonies and truths in What Prayer Can Do. Some of the testimonies in the book:

• The Meanest Man in Town

• The Woman Who Hated God

• Miracle Saves a Home

• Crazy Charlie

• Delinquent Delivered

• God Made Eddie Over

According to scriptures it’s not the works of righteousness that we have done, but by God’s mercy He saves us (Titus 3:5).

Buy What Prayer Can Do here: Amazon.com

Meet Ada

Ada Brownell, a devoted Bible student, has written for Christian publications since age 15 and spent much of her life as a reporter for The Pueblo Chieftain in Colo. She also is a veteran youth Christian education teacher. After moving to Missouri in her retirement, she continues to write books, free lance for Sunday school papers, Christian magazines, write op-ed pieces for newspapers, and blogs with stick-to-your-soul encouragement. She is the author of eight books and more than 350 articles and stories published in Christian magazines.

Her blog: http://www.inkfromanearthenvessel.blogspot.com

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