Stories of Freedom Podcast

Episode #18
Mark Eshelman: A Crisis of Faith Leads to Casting Off Idols & Fully Receiving God’s Love

Our guest today is Mark Eshelman.

Mark accepted Christ at the young age of 10, but his faith soon became works based. In his 20’s, he experienced a spiritual crisis and sought answers as he traveled across the world. God provided the resources he needed to get through it, and for many years, Mark lived as a committed follower of Jesus.

While his spiritual crisis led him to settle many of his intellectual questions about Jesus and Christianity, his faith was still very much in his head, and he did not know how to engage with God on a heartfelt, emotional level. Eventually he hit a spiritual drought, and he knew he needed something more.

Then, a friend introduced him to Victory Over the Darkness and The Bondage Breaker by Neil Anderson. Immediately, he noticed two significant changes: his heart was quiet, and his bitter anger was gone. This was the start of a new chapter in Mark’s life. Since then, he’s been on a journey of discovering his significance in God and learning to break off idols which has allowed him to fully receive and feel the depths of God’s love. Today, he’s able to love his wife, God and others in a way that he never was before.


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