Signs, Wonders and a Baptist Preacher by Chad Norris


Author Chad Norris writes, “I simply want to explore whether or not it is possible to operate on this planet in the way that Jesus commanded His disciples to operate . . . I want my normal to match Jesus’ normal” (pg. 24).

That’s what his book, Signs, Wonders and a Baptist Preacher is about. In it, he shares his journey from wondering why he wasn’t seeing the same types of miracles the disciples saw to performing those types of miracles on a regular basis.

Norris’ book has the potential to be a game-changer for other Christians who are asking the same questions. Not only does he write about the need for these miracles, he sheds light on why we don’t see them more often. And he presents the reader with this challenge: “Our goal should be to have the courage to release the love of the Father and Son in whatever situations we find ourselves” (pg. 182).

I’m still trying to wrap my mind around some of the things Norris covered in the book. I’ve been challenged to examine my prayers, my level of intimacy with God, and the things that hold me back from living a life of outrageous faith.

I can’t say that I’ve seen any miracles take place as a result of reading this book, but I have noticed a change in the way I think about God. And I’ve been praying differently. I’m excited to see what comes of that. Especially in light of what Norris said: “When I really started believing that I had been given authority to do the Father’s works by my King, I started to see the Kingdom manifest quickly” (pg. 129).

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my review. My opinion of this book is my own and was not influenced by the publisher or the author.