Vonette Bright releases new book that explores faith culling from her life experience
Vonette Bright released recently a new book that dwells on the meaning of a faith-based life, culling from her own 50-plus years of walking with God, and her marriage to the late Bill Bright.
In Vonette’s new book, In His Hands: Finding a Faith That Will Sustain You, Encourage You and Give You Hope, the author talks of the prism of faith with each chapter devoted to its varied aspects, according to Pure Publicity.
Vonette and Bill Bright cofounded Campus Crusade for Christ International in 1951 at the University of California in Los Angeles. CCCI has endorsed discipleship and evangelism in some 190 countries in the world, Pure Publicity said.
USA Today, in 1996 said that CCCI is the largest evangelical movement in the U.S. Today CCCI employs some 25,000 missionaries and has trained some 225,000 volunteers worldwide, according to Pure Publicity.
In the book, Bright talks frankly about a time of feeling unfulfilled as a wife and mother. She said, “When I turned my roles and problems over to the Lord, He began to use me in ways I never expected,” according to Pure Publicity.
Pure Publicity describes each chapter of the book. For example, The Value of Our Faith talks about the time of her husband Bill’s illness. According to The Christian Post, Bill died from pulmonary fibrosis, which weakens the lungs.
Vonette asked Bill why God let him suffer so much. Bill said, “I’m not suffering! It depends on the definition of suffering. Even gasping for breath for extended periods of time does not compare with what Christ went through during His trial and crucifixion,” The Christian Post said.
As Bill spoke of how Jesus suffered and how the apostles were martyred, Vonette told The Christian Post, “He reminded me that God is greater than any incident in our lives – no matter how difficult or painful.”
According to Pure Publicity, when Bill died Vonette knew he was exactly where he most wanted to be. She also realized she still had a purpose on earth. She said, “I have learned through the years that when things look the bleakest, God is working His greatest miracles.”
She added, “Many times we can’t see what He’s doing, but He has a way of stretching our faith and giving us hope when the storm clouds lift. It’s our faith that will sustain us, encourage us and build our lives.”
Other chapters in the book are Moments of Faith, A Loving Faith, A Serving Faith, A Giving Faith, A Sharing Faith, and A Rewarding Faith.
According to The Christian Post, Vonette and Bill Bright’s lives changed after they signed a slave contract to Jesus Christ. Vonette said, “Being a slave of Jesus Christ is what serving faith is all about. A slave has no personal rights, no desires to build his own kingdom; he or she is always seeking to work for the master’s benefit.”
After they signed the contract, Bill received the vision from God to start Campus Crusade for Christ International. Vonette is certain they would not have been entrusted with the vision if they didn’t sign the contract with God, The Christian Post reported.
Vonette Bright participated in initiating the legislation that led to the National Day of Prayer. She founded Women Today radio and is chair of the Bright Media Foundation. She has either written or co-written over 20 books, The Christian Post said.