Drawing from years of experience in both horticulture and Christian work, Rev. J. Patrick Bowman has gleaned vital spiritual lessons from the life of a tree. In this concise easy to read study, the author parallels the unique factors that keep a tree healthy and fruitful with the health and fruitfulness available to Christian believers. Although laid out to be read as an inspirational study, the appendices of questions for reflection for each chapter provide transformational opportunities for the reader. This format allows "Like a Tree" to be enjoyed individually or as a dynamic group study. With little effort, this rich volume is readily adaptable as the centerpiece for a spiritually challenging and edifying weekend retreat. New believers and seasoned saints alike will appreciate its relaxed style and Biblical, apostolic perspective.
The voice of the prophets is made up of many streams that flow into the great river of Old Testament literature. Even though no two prophets were the same and their messages were not the same, they shared central themes among them. In this book, Rev. J. Patrick Bowman looks at three voices that are prevalent in the prophetic books; the themes of judgment, hope, and revival, and makes an application for the days in which we live.
I am a Christian Communicator, Educator, and ordained minister with Christian Leaders Alliance. I have ministered across denominational lines in a wide variety of church and para-church settings and have endorsements that testify to a diverse acceptance. As a gifted teacher, I delight in seeing spiritual illumination come to God's people. In my opinion, the best thing a Christian Educator and Bible teacher can do is inspire people to think more deeply. My special interest is functional holiness. I am a 65-year-old grandfather that loves being "Papa Pat" to my grandchildren and a spiritual father to those God sends my way. My wife, Jan, and I live in The Dalles, Oregon, in the midst of the scenic Columbia River Gorge.
Endorsements from those who know me!
"Style and methodology will always be a varying thing when God chooses to use human instruments to do His work. One thing that is a constant, however, between those who call themselves and those whom God has called is the anointing. Those whom God calls have God's anointing. Patrick and Janice have that anointing."
Dan Thomas The Dalles, OR
"A man with a passion for the things of God, who relentlessly pursues the truth hidden in God's Word. Partnered with his lovely wife, Jan, who shares his passion, as well as unique and powerful gifts of her own. A true pastor's heart describes Patrick Bowman."
Steve Garrett The Dalles, OR
"It is rare today to find ministers of the gospel of Christ like Pat and Jan Bowman, who strive to keep in step with the Holy Spirit in all they do. I have personally witnessed their uncompromising stand when relating the truths of the Word of God. They do not compromise to please man and have been tested to stand courageously for God’s Truth in Christ unashamedly. Pat and Jan are true beacons of light in a dark world."
Jodiann Whitley Portland, OR
2012- Associate of Christian Studies- The Sure Foundation Theological Institute
2013- Bachelor of Church Ministry- The Sure Foundation Theological Institute
2016- Diploma of Divinity- Christian Leaders Institute
2016- Diploma of Ministry- Christian Leaders Institute
2018- Master of Theology- The Sure Foundation Theological Institute
Currently finishing my Doctorate in Biblical Studies
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