Power for Living


Power for Living, written by Jamie Buckingham in 1983 for the Arthur DeMoss Foundation, was read by an estimated 20-30 million people world-wide. A media blitz opened the world to this book with full page newspaper and magazine ads and national television spots that ran for weeks. Estimates vary, but conservatively, over a million people are said to have proclaimed Jesus as their Lord after reading Power for Living.

God loves you. And if you will let Him, He will not only direct your path, but He will give you power to live. That’s what this book is all about: power for living. Let God give you power, not only to live, but to live abundantly. The prophet Isaiah said it best: “Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint” (Isaiah 40:31). Our problem is we are trying to do life in our own strength, and it’s not enough. We need God. We need His Son, Jesus. And with God’s strength working within us, we can have power for living.

Power For Living is one of the best evangelistic books of our time. It is a great gift for all of your unsaved friends or acquaintances. It is also a terrific book to use as a refresher for your own personal walk with the Lord. This edition has been updated and revised.


“When you stop and realize you were created by God for one purpose—so you could have fellowship with Him—then it stands to reason that God’s greatest purpose for you is to have that fellowship restored.”

“God is a God of unlimited resources. When you trust Him, you move beyond your own human understanding, beyond your comprehension, to a dimension of belief where you are willing to relax in life because you know there is a great, all-powerful, loving God watching over you. What, therefore, is there to fear?”

“Being ‘born again’ is like hatching out of an egg. Long before your birth, even before your conception, God had you in mind. All along God has had a distinct purpose for you to fulfill on earth and in eternity. But you will never find or fulfill that wonderful purpose unless you grow as a Christian. Simply being hatched is not enough. You need to fly.”

“When you reach the place that everything you own belongs to God, then everything God owns belongs to you.”