We had previously shared the video testimony of Ashley Murphy, a member of Soteria Church who came to faith in Christ through reading The Stranger on the Road to Emmaus. Many others in this church have also come to faith through this book. Dave and Kelly Bell are two of these.
Here are quotes from their testimonies:
“The book, Stranger on the Road to Emmaus, I kid you not, is the clearest explanation of the sacrifice Jesus made for us and how we were separated from God prior to that… Reading that book established the understanding for me that Jesus is the bridge between us and our new connection with God.” — David Bell
“I was a natural born people pleaser. I didn’t want to disappoint my parents. I would say that was my main focus of moral compass… I didn’t know what I didn’t know. I came to Jesus last February when I was reading The Stranger on the Road to Emmaus. I never understood Jesus’ story. I had heard parts of it. I knew the Easter story but I didn’t understand the background, I didn’t understand what it meant. That book helped me understand exactly what Jesus did for me… and it was very humbling.“ — Kelly Bell
It is always an occasion to praise God whenever a person comes to put his or her trust in Jesus for salvation. And it’s even more joyous when a husband and wife go through a Bible study and together discover the precious meaning of the gospel message as a couple. The gospel not only transforms each of them, but their marriage too.
Watch their testimonies:
And just a number of weeks ago, the Bells visited Israel. It was a very special moment for them to walk down the road to Emmaus and read again from the Bible how Jesus himself opened up the Scriptures and explained the meaning of the empty cross and the empty tomb to the two astonished disciples. David Bell shared this photo: