When COVID-19 threatened to take his life, Gene Getz did not give up. Instead, he allowed the experience to renew his relationship with his family and friends and to remind others that God is always faithful.
Gene Getz, author of The Measure of a Man, is director for the Center for Church Renewal and is pastor of Fellowship Bible Church, Plano, Texas. He is also an adjunct professor in pastoral studies at Dallas Theological Seminary.
In this episode, Gene and Ken talk about Gene’s bout with COVID-19 and how in the midst of hardship and depression, it is important to seek out and recognize God’s faithfulness. Ken and Gene also discuss The Measure of a Man turning 50 and how it has impacted lives all over the globe for the last half-century.
- “We can be thankful in all things that God hasn’t forsaken us… I’m not sure I’m in a position to say, ‘Lord, I just thank you for giving me this horrible COVID experience.’ But I’m thankful that he hasn’t forsaken me. He’s given me a new appreciation of my family. A new appreciation of prayer, a new appreciation of humility.” – Gene Getz
- “Anywhere in the world that you go – the heart of Africa, to the heart of India, to the heart of China, the qualities [in The Measure of a Man] are a reflection of Jesus Christ. And that’s why it’s never gone out of print, because those qualities are super cultural.” – Gene Getz
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KEN HARRISON is the host of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison,” a podcast building godly people for a better tomorrow. The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on YouTube and your favorite podcast platform, including Apple and Spotify. The podcast also offers listeners the opportunity to receive a challenging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.
Harrison serves as CEO of WaterStone, a Christian Community Foundation whose clients donate over $2 million per week on average to build God’s Kingdom. For nearly 40 years, Waterstone has assisted givers in supporting their favorite charities by crafting customized, innovative giving solutions that empower donors to prioritize income, minimize taxes and optimize giving.
Ken started his career as an LAPD street cop in South Central and then spent nearly two decades in commercial real estate nationally and internationally. After successfully building and growing his company, he sold the majority interest to the second-largest commercial real estate company in the world while continuing as CEO of U.S. valuation and chair of international valuation.
Ken volunteers his time as the chairman of Promise Keepers. His mission is to provide executive leadership and strategic direction to the ministry while inspiring men to be bold, humble and ambitious about their faith.