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It would be great if your book “Hope for hurting hearts was translated in spanish. My friend lost their 25 year old son 2 days ago to a motorcycle accident. His dad had just intalled new mirrors,he went to try it out, he died instantly within 15 minutes. I would love to give his parents this book but they will not be able to read it. God Bless you and your family.
Dear Greg, thank you for the Harvest Daily. It is the first inspirational reading I have found that I can honestly relate to and understand. It was forwarded to me through an email that originated with my husband’s cousin. I just recently had the opportunity to meet her. I have heard things about this young woman and the tragedies she suffered at an early age and yet to see her now and the efforts she has made in her life to help others is truly amazing; a very humble and gracious young woman. How ironic that your writings came to me through her; one she had never met. Little did she know how far her forwarded email would reach and touch someone who needed it. I wish you continued success in all you do.
January 20, 2010 11:30am…Dear Pastor Greg, I just finished watching and I’m still weaping. I have so much personal relation to you, through all facets of your life, I wish I could share with you the comparisons. I just had the internet brought into my home again 2 weeks ago after 2 years of really not missing it. I had it brought back into our home for various reasons, and one thing I was excited for was to get back into the Harvest web site and your life, needing to hear your voice regularly praising God and learning from you. When able I listen to the radio to hear all the wonderful messages from 6am to noon. You have always had a special place in my heart, your time slot 9am is what I would try to catch. Your voice, your wisdom, your way of teaching pulled me in years ago…I was a visitor of your site occassionally prior to removing the net from our home to save money. At that time I knew some of your past struggles as a child, knew that your son passed away after hearing the sad news on the radio, but I never knew the whole story. This video captured me and talked to me in ways I have been searching. I want everyone I have been trying to witness to, everyone I love that is lost, see this for themselves in hopes their hearts will crack open a bit and let the Lord in. Thank you for sharing this, you shine as an example of LOVE!!! You are a very special boy/man/brother-in-Christ!!! I am proud to know you like I do and pray someday I get to shake your hand. Sincerely with Love for Christ, gina rae
I stopped by hischannel.com and watched Lost Boy. It was a truly inspirational story. I am sure that there are a lot of people that have similar stories to tell about their life. Oh how wonderful if we all accepted Jesus so easily and knew without a doubt that it was our destination. I would love to know, that I know, that I know, that I know, that I have the kind of relationship that you have with our Lord and Savior.
Hey Greg!thanks so much for sharing your story, it has deeply inspired me! I too grew up in an environment of uncertainty and my mom was very similar to yours with the same struggles in her life. I became a christain when I was 14yrs old and my life has never been the same! What an amazing ride the Lord has taken me on, giving me life to Him is the best thing/decision I’ve ever made in my life! Praise God for being a father to the fatherless and redeemer of our souls! He continues to teach me things, including your story to show me that when we trust Him 100% in our lives He never disappoints, and He’ll bring us through anything life throws at us! Thanks again and God bless your ministry!
Hello Greg, I read your book in 3 days flat! I LOVED IT! I too, grew up in Souhtern California, and saw firsthand what booze and dysfunction can do to a family. I was brought up in Christ, we went to Lutheran Church services and I was confirmed in the Church. Life took a horrid turn, my family split up from divorce and my Dads drinking. My Dad took his life at the young age of 39. I was angry, and for years, wandered from God, thinking, if there was a God, why did this happen. I still struggle with it to this day. we all do. Your book reached me, and slowly through the years I have been coming back to God, your book, added a few more path stones to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Thank you Greg, you are amazing.
Dear Greg, hi my name is Hope Townsend and i just finished reading your book Hope For Hurting Hearts I lost my son 1 yr ago on Thankgiving I found him dead in his sleep. It was an overdose I found out later.His daddy was die of Lung Cancer at the time and my husband Richard die shortly there after in March, on the 6th at home with me, his wife, so I have had 2 deaths in 3 month time.Iam an RN, have been for the past ten yrs. Iam broken, my heart hurts so badly all the time. I look to god for the strenght to go on and I do but I feel so lost and alone. I just wanted to let you know your book was a gift to me and i laughed and cried while reading it.I will keep it always and read it again and again.Please pray for me, its just me now and 2 dogs and Iam 43 yrs old. Iwas married for 20 yrs to my sweet sweet husband who faught so hard to live. But I miss my son so much the pain is so real he was only 17yrs old.
Pastor Gregg, I have heard about your book “Hope for Hurting Hearts” and I know that it is a good book for I know that you are an annointed man. I have a friend that lost her 16 yr. old on july 30th of this year. His name was Edrey and he was God’s friend, he loved the Lord and he fought his battle with cancer like I have never seen anyone before, and I lost my grandchild in 2002, she was 3 yrs old, but Edrey lived such a God loved life he knew that God was in control and he had all of his trust and faith in Him. Edrey and his twin brother gave our youth group the name of Ultimate Grace, We all know that the God we love gave us the ultimate grace by sheding His blood on the cross. And so in honor of this young man I have a request, his mother would benefit from this book, the only problem is that she reads better in spanish, so if God would lay it on your heart to translate this book into a language that would reach another set of thousands of people that need to know that there is still hope even when the worst thing comes to you. We all know that it defies the law of nature to bury your children, as it is to bury your grandchildren. So I send this plee to you for the sake of many, talk to The Lord, let Him guide your heart on the matter and see what happens. I know and share the pain of loss with you and I also share with you the joy of knowing that my desire for heaven has only been increased by my grandchilds departure. God Bless you and your family.
Hi Pastor Greg,
I wanted to write a quick message to you and thank you for the heartfelt, inspiring and convicting testimony that you and your family shared in the book, “Hope for Hurting Hearts”. I had recently lost my mother and sister in a sudden, violent and heart wrenching tragedy that words really can’t explain. Even though it’s been more than a year now the loss and pain is still insurmountable and the quest for answers takes me no where.
One day listening to your radio ministry I heard you talk about your book “Hope for Hurting Hearts”. I then decided to get the book to read about out your testimony. I have to tell you in all honesty I never thought some of my questions would be explained by a tragedy that you and your family faced across the US in California. What a miraculous blessing you and your family truly are in ways that our Lord uses you to bless others with your testimonies.
Your book has deeply touched me and I have now shared it with some of my closest friends who have gone through similar losses in their lives. I have also found a new courage and strength day by day to share my testimony with others just as you have boldly done in Christ and I know I will find all my answers one day in Heaven. I thank you from the bottom of my heart and echo with you Pastor Greg, “Heaven means more to me now than ever as I too have a personal investment up there for my loved ones” and await the day when I can reunite with Jesus and my loved ones on that beautiful shore.
Your brother in Christ,
PS: I plan to give you a brotherly hug when I see you in Heaven too and thank you in person.
Pastor Greg, uplifting…strengthening…watching LOST BOY:THE NEXT CHAPTER was something the Lord defenitely wanted me to do TONIGHT. I’ve been searching, since maybe the age of 10, for happiness..grew up in the church but have battled with my belief in God, especially through hardships in the past 26 years of my life..all i’ve ever EVER wanted was to be happy..and in my life, it’s been very few times i have been..and they’ve all been when i was walking with God..i’ve lost everything..and maybe that’s what it’s taken for me to get to this point with the Lord..He is ALL I have..and He is all I need..because i truly know now, without Him, I am nothing..you’re family’s faith is such an inspiration to me in probably one of the most depressing times of my life..but He is with me, every step of the way.Sometimes I have to remind myself of this daily..especially the really lonely, empty days..because, I’m not alone ever..my soul is being restored&it’s a bit overwhelming, but soooo amazing..God bless you&your family and i hope you do know that what you do..what God uses you to do, is so vital..so necessary(especially in these times)and God’s totally using you to help me bring me&my family back to HIM..Take care always..
Dear Pastor Greg,
I just finished watching the documentary on youtube. Before I did, I thought, “why buy it if it’s free right here?” Well, now I know- to give it to someone who needs the message.
I came to know Christ at about 15 and had the strong youth group experience for about 3 or 4 years. I had a lot of pain I was living with and it only got worse as the years went on, but I always felt God’s presence. At 17 I decided I had had enough of not being good enough for anyone so I became terrible, getting into everything I knew that was bad (men, drinking, drugs) because they numbed my pain. I ‘told’ God I was only going to do it for a year or so, then come back to Him… 11 years later, I guess God figured I had learned my lesson. I found the man of my dreams and I scrambled to figure out how to be good enough for him. That was 18 months ago and after some very high and low points we are breaking up…
I am going to buy the DVD and give it to him, and pray constantly that he sees that God has a better plan for him than this life he has admitted to being so disgusted with.
Thank you for your story and your ministry. I went to a Harvest Crusade in the mid 90’s and it was amazing. My dream with this guy was to start a ministry with youth someday, since he and I both know the feeling of being lost through our early years (and into our 30’s). I pray that he is receptive to the messages I have been sending him, but I think that your DVD will be the shot in the arm that he needs right now… and any prayers are welcome! 😉 God bless you and thanks again.
By the way, it is my 30th birthday and I rededicated my life at the end of your video.
My 12 year old step-son Harrison, has a background very simmilar to yours. We read your book together, after his grandpa recommended it to us. He was so touched that he presented it to his 7th grade class as an oral book report. The report was a question/answer presentation given below:
1.Describe your family:My mom was an alcoholic. I had numerous dads all uncaring, but one named Oscar Laurie. My grandparents were the only Christians in my youth.
2.What inspired or interests you? The Christians believing that Christianity was a life style.
3.Who was the biggest influence on your live? Jesus the Lord God Almighty.
4.What has been the most significant moment of your life? When I first started convincing my father to become a Christian.
5.Describe the culture of your time. Drugs were popular, and no one cared how their actions affected others.
6.What is the greatest achievement in your life? Converting my mother to Christianity before she died.
7.What is the biggest mistake you made, and how would you change it if you could? I wouldn’t change it because I wouldn’t be who I am today, but doing drugs was a hurtful way of getting out my emotions.
8.– Skip –
9.If you could give any advice to your audience, what would it be? Know that God loves you no matter what mistakes you do. You are His child no matter what.
10.Give three words to describe you and why you would choose them. Gracious, Loving, and Faithful
11.What are two obstacles that you were forced to overcome. Drugs and abuse
12.What is your leadership style? Fatherly
13.What is your opinion on being a role model. Make sure you are loving and caring so they don’t grow up to be swerving from the faith.
Pastor Greg…as I sat here seeing the “next chapter” of Lost Boy, it was both uplifting and heartbreaking. The loss of your son last year was so tragic, but to see how the Lord was so faithful to you and your family by sustaining you, what a living miracle. I have not lost a child, but I have a prodigal child and that is painful, but as you always say “I still believe” and there is hope. Thank you so much for sharing your life with so many, and the testimony that comes from that testimony is amazing. You and your family are so loved.
Pastor Greg, I was glad when I went to my post office box, this morning, to see your book, “Hope for Hurting Hearts”, in my box. I look forward to reading it to find out new hope and to see how you are coping. I too have lost a son. Oh he is still alive on this planet, and all, but our once tight father son relationship has been shattered. Oh we still talk, when he wants to, and we still see one another, (when he wants to), but he is in rebellion from God, and from any guidance I have to offer. His goals are to drink and have a “good time partying.” He goes to church (when he wants to), but he doesn’t have the joy and the blessed hope, or faith that he used to have. So, I pray, and am available for him, whenever he calls. It used to hurt unbearably, but thru my faith in Jesus Christ, I’ve found healing and love. So thank you very much for writing your book, and I look forward to reading it. God Bless you and your family and you can know that you and your family are in my prayers
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