• They Turned the World Upside Down

  • A Storyteller's Journey with Those Who Dared to Follow Jesus
  • By: Charles Martin
  • Narrated by: Charles Martin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (131 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In the aftermath of Jesus' resurrection, the testimonies of those who had followed him were so bold and powerful that they turned the world upside down. What would happen if we lived with that same kind of faith today?

In the first century, believer didn’t just mean someone who heard and agreed with Jesus; it meant someone who acted on that belief. And when the outside world saw the faith of these new believers, they declared “they turned the world upside down” (Acts 17:6).

In this follow-up to What If It's True?, Charles Martin, a New York Times best-selling novelist, blends storytelling and teaching to explore the lives of the disciples in the aftermath of the Resurrection and as they spread the message of the Gospel and “turn the world upside down”, leading up to Paul’s ministry in Thessalonica. In his beloved lyrical style, Martin illuminates key moments from Scripture and shares stories from his own life as a disciple.

Learn to become a believer who:

  • Understands how the truth of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection so powerfully reshaped history
  • Uses the lives of the disciples as inspiration to be the light in a dark world
  • Lives every moment with the disciples’ same world-changing faith today

Filled with supporting Scripture and beautiful examples of prayers to offer as supplications before the throne of grace, this book will show you what our world could look like if we lived as the disciples did: with an unwavering confidence in the power and presence of God.

The appendixes are available in the audiobook companion PDF download.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2021 Charles Martin (P)2021 Thomas Nelson

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needed push out of comfort zone....

This book was very thought provoking. In many ways I was very uncomfortable with the concepts, however it is helped me to dive deeper into my spiritual growth.

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Not sure about this

I liked “What if it’s True” and was excited to read/listen to this one... but I was disappointed. I feel like the title is misleading. There is very little of re-telling the stories of the apostles post Jesus’ resurrection and a LOT of what seems to be Martin’s main message- that we as believers are called to heal sickness and cast out demons. Belief differences aside, I just wish I would have known that that is what this book is about. I went in expecting stories of the apostles and instead had hours and hours of Martin’s viewpoint on healing, casting our demons, etc. He’s a great writer. This book was just not what it was advertised to be.

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Love listening over and over

I love how the author retells the life of Jesus as if he was there. I can listen to it over and over again. It’s a casual and personal look at the greatest man that ever walked this earth. I’m completely impressed Charles Martin has won me over I’m a fan.

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Direct and personable

This book reads like a Bible study. It is a welcome soul searching narrative of God’s work in us today. Jesus’ message has not changed, it’s still the same for us as it was for the disciples. in the first century. I intend to read it again and again.

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Thank you for the modern day true story

Absolutely brilliant, I can’t get enough of Charles Martin writing and heart for Jesus Christ.

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Another incredible book.

This book is an incredible journey for me. Listening to Charles Martin read with emotion and emphasis really brings the importance of God’s mandate for each of us. You will be thinking about the content long after you finish. Thank you Charles Martin.

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Blew me away! (In a good way.)

My favorite fiction author has become my favorite non-fiction author. Even if you don't agree with all of his theology, you have to have to admire his arguments.

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Another Excellent Read

Incredible, true, story telling by Charles Martin. Thought and action provoking.

This and What if it's True are must reads!

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outstanding!

Should be read by every believer. The author's transparency about his own experiences is m9ving and inspiring. Charles Martin is an extremely gifted writer.

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The most important book to read

Great information on how to live your life! Take your time with this one! Wonderful!