Thrust into the horrible hallways of pain at a tender young age, Johannes Adendorff begins a journey that immediately takes him into the cruel chambers of a reality that beats his spirit down with the hands of heartless lessons. Broken but not defeated he battles through one painful bruise and wound after another only to end up at a brick wall, which leads to destructive and dangerous addictions including drugs, loose relationships, and alcohol. Educated, brilliant and brave, Johannes elevates his outward appearance onto a level of high success, while on the inside spiraling downward into a dark pit of misery and sorrow that haunts his every step. Perceived as a man of promise and confidence to the world, Johannes secretly hides his inner pain as he struggles through one day to the next, alone, and invisible to hope. Then Jesus steps into Johannes life and begins lifting him up in ways that astound Johannes. He begins to see miracles take place right before his very eyes while accepting a healing love he never knew possible. Captured by a past scarred with pain and hurt, Johannes is thrust forward into a future filled with hope and a promise that is alien to him. Will Johannes dark past defeat the powerful steps that Jesus created for him to walk, or will he take the powerful hand of faith and overcome his addictions, pain, nightmares, and agony? Will the love of one special woman finally lead him away from the arms of others? Will faith lead him away from drugs and alcohol? Will Jesus heal his tormented heart? Or will the past yank Johannes down into a bottom dark pit?
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PREWORDJohannes Adendorff is a person you can trust. I know him just over two years and he has always kept his word and his commitment. When he promises something he will do it. Therefore I do not doubt that this book is a true reflection of his life. He is a true South African and loves adventure having lived and worked in several countries finding a different plan for his life. He is supported by his beautiful spirited German wife Birgit, who stands behind him a 100%. She is a jewel in his crown and lets him shine for God, being a great mother, teacher by profession and also a singer to enhance Johannes's ministry.I had the privilege to lead Birgit into her experience with God as I spoke in her Catholic Community in Bavaria. At the same day she was filled with the Holy Spirit and was totally healed from a dreaded disease and our God promised her a husband from a South African background. Today Birgit and Johannes are happily married with four lovely children being successful in their careers, as well as in their parenting. Totally uncomplicated in their walk with the Holy Spirit. Healed, delivered, blessed and anointed.As you read the book, faith will hit you, not religion. You will be so refreshed and encouraged to step through your open door.Let Johannes's book be an inspiration to you, to believe in things that are impossible to your mind, as they are made possible for you by the power and anointing of the Holy Spirit of Elohim.Elisabeth SyréESM International ministriesFrom the Back Cover:
From a humble farm nestled between the mountains of South Africa to thedizzying heights above the tapestry of Colorado plains, former paratrooper andsoftware engineer Johannes Adendorff grasps at what it means to be living in aworld that presents hardships and loneliness. After years of torture duringwhat was supposed to be an education, he gains his wings in the military.Fueled by the clarity adrenaline affords, he travels to America to become oneof the best skydivers in the country. When Johannes meets Jesus Christ, his lifetakes on a new meaning, giving him true hope and faith. In a true story oflove, forgiveness, and overcoming hardship, A Different Plan details the growthof an adrenaline-seeking youth to a faithful Christian man.
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Book Description Independent Pub Group, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 308 pages. 8.43x5.85x0.73 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk1682224864