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Front Runner by Reynard Faber

Front Runner

by Reynard Faber

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FrontRunner: The Story of an Apache Indian is the memoir of Reynard Faber. Faber is an Apache, a member of the Jicarilla Apache Nation, who grew up in the reservation's only town, Dulce, NM. His life shows the full spectrum of events good and bad, with the latter including several aspects that are, unfortunately, all too common among Native American populations.

Faber has organized his story in snapshots, either by showing his life at a particular stage, such as a youth living on the reservation, or in themes, such as a section devoted to his work with overseas missions. I think this is a strength of the book, as it allows him the opportunity to delve deeply into that stage or theme.

More than anything else Faber's account is spiritual. As a young adult Faber became a Christian and it is his faith that permeates each stage of his life. He presents a very open and honest account of his life, not dramatizing either the high points or the low points. He simply describes them as they happened, although often with an eye to showing how they pointed him towards greater spiritual maturity.

I felt that the strongest feature of the book is the way in which Faber consistently points not to himself, but to his Savior. It is Faber's memoir, but he persistently and consistently points to God as its central character, to God's glory. Reading Faber's story of faith provided illumination to my understanding of my own journey with Christ.

I highly commend this book, particularly to people who have known really hard times and wonder what, if anything, God can bring to their life. Faber's story may help you to see that God may not coordinate things in your life the way that you desire them, but that what He does do will always be good.

(In the interest of full disclosure I moved to Dulce, NM, in August, 2013, and became personally acquainted with Reynard Faber through the ministry that I work with there.) ( )
  BradKautz | Nov 20, 2013 |
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A must read book to be cherished and shared, regardless of one's spiritual life. Mary F. Polanco, Former Editor of the Jicarilla Chieftain, Dulce, New Mexico Thank you Reynard for your bravery and being a positive example for all of you have helped. Sherryl Vigil, Superintendent of the Jicarilla Agency, United States Department Of The interior A very powerful and moving autobiography from an Apache man who experienced firsthand what prayer can do no matter what challenges you may face. Tom Bee, Red Sea Ministries and Grammy Award Winner, Albuquerque, New Mexico Here, find the inspirational story touching the hearts and lives of thousands around the globe as it moves from the depths of a life overcome to one beautifully transformed by a simple but powerful faith in Jesus Christ. Born into a historic family of Apache Chireftains and leaders, Reynard Faber war mad Traditional Chief of the Jicarilla Apache Nation by tribal elders. Front Runner's spiritual conversion to Christianity bring with it challenges as well as empowerment. His complete devotion to Jesus Christ enables other to view Christianity from a new perspective and helps them discover how to humbly embrace a more powerful walk with God. Reynard Faber is the Honorary and Traditional Chief of the Jicacrilla Apache people and received his Bachelor's degree from Liberty University. Through his work with Samaritan's Purse he server and engages Native American peoples throughout North America. An avid student of the Bible, Reynard Faber has gleaned much from the mouth of God. By making application to his personal life he is able to draw the Spirit-filled concepts that make up the presentations he gives to the churches around the world designed to draw them to a deeper well of experience with Him. FrontRunner continues to live with his young son, Trevor on the Jicarilla Apache Reservation in Dulce, New Mexico.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:16:03 -0400)

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