Nowell’s prophetic call strikes like a hammer on the anvil of Scripture. No reader will feel entirely comfortable here, myself included. Yet alongside the ringing iron is the whisper of grace also, both the wellspring and the ultimate end of all Christian service.
Jedd Medefind – President, Christian Alliance for Orphans
In his compelling voice, David Nowell leads readers to discover what it looks like to truly love “the least of these” and shine the light of Christ into some of the world’s darkest places. Filled with unforgettable stories from the field, Nowell’s writing will both break your heart and lift your vision. This insightful book motivates every believer to act with biblical wisdom, practical actions, and compelling clarity. Dirty Faith is a must-read for those who want to put their faith into action by serving others.
Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer – Senior Pastor, The Moody Church
In a sentence… Read this book! Nowell’s authentic message will grab you, shake you up, and compel you to go out in Jesus’ name. If you really want to be immersed in dirty faith, invite him to speak. I did, and it transformed the way our church understands missions. I can’t wait to get this book into the hands of our members. It’s time to get dirty for Jesus!
Dr. John Adams – Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Easley, SC
Dr. J. Randall O’Brien – President, Carson-Newman University
David Nowell has challenged not only our view of the Church’s responsibility in light of the worldwide plague of violence on children – from poverty to homelessness to prostitution; he has challenged our view of Jesus Christ. Nowell’s Jesus has dirt under his fingernails and calluses on his hands. The Word becoming flesh is not just incarnation; it is a holiness that is willing to be stained by the brokenness of a world that would abuse an innocent child. I want my staff to read this book. It will challenge them to do what is required of them … and then some.
Dr. Walter Crouch – President/CEO, Appalachia Service Project