In "Open My Eyes, Lord" (published by WestBow Press), the new book by Bevin Summey, readers are taught the humble story of a blind beggar who was healed by Jesus Christ. Summey uses this story to inspire those who are "blinded" by the world's standards to "see" the Truth and come to know Christ for who He really is and accept Him as their Savior.
"We may not all be physically blind, but we all are born spiritually blind," Summey says. "God does not want us to be in this state, and he offers to us a solution: grace, mercy, and salvation that will open our eyes to the truth of the world and ourselves."
An excerpt from "Open My Eyes, Lord":
"Before we find Jesus Christ and His amazing grace, we are merely wretches that deserve death and Hell itself. We are worthless and without hope, only destined to rot away in our own filthy sin. Without Jesus we are just like dirty rags deserving to be thrown away next to God's Holiness. We are lost without Him, blindly feeling our way through this sad, hopeless life. Like the blind beggar, we are unsure if there is anything left for us in this life. That is until we hear Him calling us."
"Open My Eyes, Lord"
By Bevin Summey
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 162 pages | ISBN 9781449776602
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 162 pages | ISBN 9781449776596
E-Book | 162 pages | ISBN 9781449776589
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Bevin Summey lived a simple, quiet and innocent life throughout her childhood and teenage years in the small town of Dalton, Ga. As a child, she accepted Christ as her savior and began to develop powerful talents in writing and photography. With Christ to guide her, she began to feel the need to use her gifts to show the world who God really is. Her mother and best friend, Pamela Pippin, encouraged and cheered her on as she kept her faith strong in God after she graduated from Christian Heritage School in 2009.
Summey is also the author of "The Love Letter."