Review Spotlight on Out of the Dust by Avis Goodhart


Out of the Dust by Avis Goodhart

“Don’t waste your pain,” says unlikely missionary Avis Goodhart. She didn’t – and neither should you.

Despite a background of childhood abuse, dyslexia, and marital infidelity, Avis took her first international mission trip at age fifty. The church, school, and orphanage she later founded in northern Peru, all products of both her pain and her radical obedience to the Lord, have brought thousands of others out of the dust. This compelling story of an ordinary woman who serves God in extraordinary ways will challenge, inspire, and empower you to:

• Eliminate excuses from your life
• Recognize that in God’s kingdom, availability matters more than ability
• Allow your pain to produce – not prevent – your obedience
• Serve the Lord with the same abandon shown by one unlikely missionary

Note: Proceeds from the sale of this book are sent to the author’s orphanage in Peru.

About the Authors:

Avis Goodhart, founder of Go Ye Ministries, is a missionary, Bible teacher, and conference speaker who has blessed audiences across North, South, and Central America. Although she holds a B.S.Ed. and M.Ed. from the University of Arkansas, her primary qualifications include the pain and obstacles she’s encountered along the way. These provide both insight and passion for her work in bringing the lives of countless orphans, volunteers, and others out of the dust. Avis, a widow, has five children and twenty-two grandchildren.

Marti Pieper’s prayer involvement moved her to assist Brent and Deanna Higgins in telling their son’s story in I Would Die for You, which became a young adult bestseller. Marti, who has a B.S.Ed. from Ohio State University and an M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, has written multiple books and often teaches at writers’ conferences. 

What Reviewers Are Saying:

“Readers will find this book very encouraging; it shows how God can turn difficult circumstances into amazing things.  If you have a heart for missions work or orphanages, you will really enjoy this book. ” ~ Oak Tree Reviews

“An exceptional read of miracles and belief in God. Without a doubt, read this book!” ~ Kim 

“I absolutely loved this story! A true story of what God can do when you are willing and obedient to His calling.” ~ Kim

“Out of the Dust was a moving story about a woman who overcame many obstacles.  She used these experiences to relate to people … and help them develop relationships with Jesus.” ~ Tita

“This was one of the most inspiring books I have read to date.” ~ Lori

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