Surprised By Grace and Changed Forever
Author, philanthropist and financial expert Jeff Petherick appears as a guest on The Good Life, the flagship program for Central Florida’s WTGL-TV 45. During the thirty-minute segment, hosts Barbara Beck and Sean Cort interviewed Petherick about his book, Grace Like Rain: Soaking Up God’s Best, Even When We’re At Our Worst, which was released July 17 by Elk Lake Publishing and New Day Christian Distributors.
“Being on the show with Barbara and Sean was like sitting down at the breakfast table at home, discussing with family the amazing way God works in our lives,” Petherick says. “I am so grateful for the opportunity to talk with both of them about God’s grace – how we can receive it and then, in turn, show it to others.”
The segment featuring Petherick will air at 11 a.m. E.T. and 10 p.m. E.T. Saturday and at 11:30 p.m. Sunday. The show also can be viewed online at https://vimeo.com/50378027.
Since the book’s release, Petherick has been promoting the title across the United States through numerous media outlets. His guest segment on The Good Life is the author’s most recent TV appearance.
Grace Like Rain, which follows the release of Petherick’s publishing debut, Wavelength: Tuning In To God’s Voice In A World of Static, examines the most powerful and perhaps most misunderstood power in the universe — God’s grace — through real-life accounts about a God who did the unthinkable to save the unlovable.
Throughout Grace Like Rain, Petherick writes about grace in action, how God wants people to take the grace they have received and pass it on to others. In the book, he shares gripping stories of people surprised by grace and changed forever.
“Grace is transformative, not only to our lives individually, but to those around us. When we begin to understand this and receive it as a gift, we become empowered to show that grace to others in our lives,” says Petherick, a successful investment manager, who has been featured as a financial expert by the likes of CNBC and Forbes. Petherick also is a philanthropist who is in demand as a Christian speaker and teacher.
“Jesus told us to be ‘light.’ However, light without grace is like a light bulb without a filament,” Petherick continues. “We will have no ability to illuminate truth without the power of love and grace. Grace Like Rain helps us see how God has used the brokenness and sinfulness of ordinary people to transform them into true light bearers for Him.”
Grace Like Rain is published by Elk Lake Publishing and is distributed exclusively to the CBA market through New Day Christian Distributors. For more information about Petherick, Grace Like Rain or Elk Lake Publishing, visit ElkLakePublishing.com.
Photo caption top: Jeff Petherick, far right, is interviewed by Barbara Beck, left, and Sean Cort, center, for TV 45’s The Good Life. (WGTL-TV 45 photo)
Photo caption, bottom: Jeff Petherick is the author of Grace Like Rain. (Elk Lake Publishing photo)
About Jeff Petherick:
In his writing debut, Wavelength, Petherick shared with readers his stressful world as a rising star mutual fund manager in the 1990s, often finding himself in the role of expert for such weighty financial news organizations asThe Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, CNBC,Forbes and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. He went on to become founding partner in NorthPointe Capital, an institutional investment management firm with $1.5 billion in assets under management.Following a life-altering encounter with Jesus Christ, Petherick embarked on many adventures with God, putting feet to his faith in such ventures as co-founding Impact India 360, which in the last eight years has built an orphanage, several schools, an elderly care facility, a church and a hospital.
Impact India 360 also offers college scholarships to village children and is involved in church-planting efforts throughout the region.
Petherick’s work with Impact India 360 recently was featured in The Dancer, an award-winning short film garnering more than 15 awards, including First Place, Documentary Short, at the 2011 Los Angeles International Film Festival and Best of Fest/Grand Jury Award (out of 1650 films) at the 2011 San Francisco International Festival of Short Films. The Dancer shows life through the eyes of Satish Kumar, an 11-year-old orphan boy in a remote village in India. After the death of Kumar’s mother and abandonment by his father, the youth now lives with 200 other children at the Dowlaiswaram, India, orphanage funded by Impact India 360.
Since beginning his walk with the Lord, Petherick’s many adventures have included leading high school and college students on multiple mission trips to minister to the indigenous people of Iquitos, Peru, in the Amazon Rainforest.
Petherick is married to his high school sweetheart, Gina. They live in Michigan and have two children and one grandchild.