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Arts & Entertainment ‘Save Our World, Save Our Children’ free event at SMC

Josh McDowellJosh McDowell is a Christian advocator, evangelist, and writer who has impacted the lives of millions of people worldwide. He is bringing his experience, faith, and commitment to his widely-popular speaking ministry to the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, July 30. At this free event, which will start at 7 p.m., McDowell will deliver a heartfelt discussion entitled, “Save Our Children, Save Our World!,” and will focus on one central message: Finding a way to reverse the slippery slope that attracts children before it’s too late.

Having experienced many hardships and challenges throughout his childhood, McDowell understands how easy it is for young people to stray from the gospel. After overcoming many personal trials, McDowell enrolled in college and decided to pursue legal studies which he hoped would lead to a career in politics. At the time, Mc- Dowell considered himself agnostic and found himself researching historical evidence of the Christian faith in order to disprove it in a writing assignment. However, after he only found evidence that supported Christianity, he began to live his life differently and became a Christian. After that, he changed his career path to theology.

McDowell has written or co-authored more than 135 books including, “Seeing Yourself As God Sees You” and “The Last Christian Generation.” He has received four Christian Book Awards (formally known as the Gold Medallion Book Award), an honor he shares with Rev. Billy Graham, Max Lucado, James Dobson, and many others.

Having addressed more than 25 million people and given more than 26,000 talks in 125 countries, McDowell is very passionate about his ministry. In the United States, he and his team have created many cutting-edge live events to help encourage young people to stand strong in their faith when faced with a rapidly-changing culture full of temptation and deceit.

A happily-married father of four and grandfather of eight, Mc- Dowell understands the challenges children face. He is passionate about God’s love for every person and believes in building strong family units based on Biblical teachings. His mission is to serve others until everyone hears that Jesus is God, the Bible is true, and that the Christian faith is relevant, reliable, and rational.

The power McDowell feels through his relationship with God is uplifting and his committment to keep today’s youth safe and focused is encouraging.

For information about this free event, or any other event at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, visit www.GreatMountainMusic. com or call (866) 273-4615.

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