Review written by Julia Martin
In his mid-forties, Wayne Graham experienced what seemed like a mid-life crisis.
Divorced and disillusioned with worldly success, he began to question the meaning and value of life.
After the miraculous healing of a physical ailment which he believed was the result of God’s answer to his prayer, he decided to give himself one hundred percent to God.
From that point on, he describes how his life took on a different dimension and a whole new world opened up for him with service in many spheres including overseas mission trips to Asia, Africa, America and the Middle East where he witnessed miracle healings and the power of God.
In each stand-alone chapter of his book he deals with stories, observations and life experiences which he describes as ‘slices of abundant life’.
From these varied topics he draws spiritual applications and insights backed up by relevant scriptures to encourage and inspire readers in their own journey of wonder with God.
The easy-to-read stories include humour such as his scary encounter as a child with Clucky, a bantam hen, which later in life helped him overcome his fears including public speaking.
He writes: ‘Sometimes your greatest fear can be your greatest strength’.
‘What is your legacy?’ is Wayne’s final challenge to the reader. He concludes that, ‘When we leave this planet the most powerful thing we leave here are our stories’.
You may agree or disagree, but as Christian writers, it’s a statement worth contemplating.
‘Journey in Wonder’ is published by DayStar Books Ltd 2022
Wayne worked in the media for more than 30 years before leaving to follow a call to set up The Daily Encourager, a values based media showcasing the best of New Zealand society. He has a passion for Jesus, enjoys walking, ball sports, the arts and song writing.