About the Book and Author

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Praying over God's Promises:
The Lost Art of Taking Him at His Word
By Thomas R. Yeakley


About the Book

Imagine a life of fresh faith built on assurances directly from God! That's the heart of Praying over God's Promises. What began as a tool to help strengthen others in their faith has become a life-giving classic, now in its fourth edition. Tom Yeakley, drawing from years of experience in overseas missions and leadership development, encourages readers to believe, trust, and act on the promises of God. Readers will grow in wisdom and faith as they explore the ins and outs of taking God at His word.

Praying over God's Promises will break down the strongholds of unbelief that often choke believers and help them discover afresh the greatness of God's faithfulness.


About the Author

Tom Yeakley, as a U.S. Field Director, gives oversight to and ensures collaborative partnering of the Nations ministry sphere. The Nations sphere includes NAVMissions, International Student Ministries, and initiatives to the Nations Within in the U.S. It is where much of our sending of laborers into cross-cultural settings occurs.

Tom has been serving with The Navigators since 1978. He and his wife Dana were involved in a collegiate couple's ministry at Purdue University from 1973-1981, church discipleship ministries in the greater Chicago area from 1981-1983, and then moved to Indonesia where he served in collegiate and community ministries from 1984-1994.

After returning to the U.S., Tom joined the U.S. Collegiate Leadership Team and moved to Colorado Springs in 1995. In February 1998, he was selected to lead the U.S. Campus Ministry and from March 2000 - 2003 was the Director of the U.S. Collegiate Ministry. He concurrently served as the U.S. Navigators in Leader Development which involved internationally coaching and developing leaders. He is also a former associate for Leader Development Network, a leader development consulting firm and a past contributor to the Center for Ethical Leadership.

Tom's primary passion is helping leaders live and lead like Jesus. He has authored several books, booklets, and magazine articles including: Praying Over God's Promises (summer 2015), Growing Kingdom Character, The Nuts and Bolts of One-To-One Discipling and The Four Alls. Tom was also the General Editor of the Collegiate Devotional Bible. His latest release by NavPress (2011) is Growing Kingdom Character, a handbook for intentional character development for leaders. He frequently speaks at conferences, leadership symposiums, and is actively involved in mentoring leaders.

Tom has a BS. in Biology from Florida State University, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Purdue University, and an MA. in Missions and Intercultural Studies from Wheaton College.

Tom and Dana were married in 1973 and have three children: Michael - a graduate of Purdue University (married Joy Grindheim in July 1998); Amy - a graduate of Wheaton College (married David Martin in December 1999); and Stephen - a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University (married Hannah Wevodau in April 2008). Tom and Dana have seven grandchildren.

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