The fruit of a book

If you had told me years ago that I was going to write books, I probably would have looked at you very strangely. Not least because I am technically trained and have a huge preference for technology. The essays in primary school and the reports after a test during my pre-university education or the articles we had to produce during my education and my thesis at the end of my Bible school were not literary masterpieces. I like language, but it is not my strong suit. Still, I started writing. In the spring of 2008, I was lying in a hotel room with Wilkin van de Kamp on the eve of a conference. The conversation turned to writing books and he gave me the first encouragement and advice to start writing. That’s where my writing adventure began. At the beginning of 2009 I wrote ‘Live Royally’. An adventure book about our lives and the discovery of the Kingdom of God in the first ten chapters of Matthew. That discovery still influences my daily life and my way of thinking. To date, 9,500 copies of this inspiring book have been printed and more than 1,000 people have followed the accompanying internet course. ‘Live Royal’ announced the start of Royal Mission in September 2009. In the autumn of 2011, I wrote ‘The Shadow of Jesus’ together with my father and brother. Forty stories from the Old Testament, which are actually about Jesus. Quite a unique book in the Dutch language area. I regularly read parts of this book myself when I prepare sermons or studies. For a friend and teacher at our Royal Mission school, ‘this is the most beautiful book on his bookshelf’. My latest book is ‘Winning for the King’. Already sold more than 3,000 times in eight months. An entrepreneur friend called this ‘one of the best Dutch books of recent years, because it is so recognizable and applicable to everyone’. Perhaps this is the strongest book I have had the pleasure of writing so far. When I look at the consequences and listen to the testimonies, I see a lot of fruit. The reactions come in regularly: ‘I’m certainly not a reader, but this book grabbed me from the first page and I read it in a few days. While reading I saw Martin speak and felt his passion to help you defeat Goliath! And yes we are going to beat him! Because with this book you have victory in your hands!’‘What a great book! The theme of “spiritual struggle” is often very difficult and frightening for many people. Martin Koornstra makes it very accessible in this book. Not only because his writing style is just as pleasant as his speaking style, but also because of the structure of this book. I thought I knew the story of David and Goliath, but the fact that it contains seven lessons about spiritual struggle was a special discovery. He illustrates the seven lessons with very striking examples, often through situations he has experienced himself, and then applies them to ourselves.’ In September there was an internet course on ‘Winning for the King’. In November we had a training day in Ede with 250 people about the lessons from the book. What happened there affected many. People were visibly healed from emotional pain, freed from addictions and trauma, and trained to be stronger in battle. Several testimonials of completely renewed lives arrived via email. Wow, how good God is! Who would have thought that when I started writing in 2009? I could call many more ‘fruit of a book’. It is proof that God is truly able to do infinitely more than I can ask or imagine. Even through my books. Would you like to experience the fruit of ‘Winning for the King’ yourself? Then come to a free training day about the book. You can read all the information here :

  • December 12 in Zoetermeer
  • April 16 in Groningen

After these training days we will release a live DVD to spread ‘David’s lessons’ even better. Because God has even bigger plans.

‘Even a technician can be used by God as a writer. Then He must be Creator!’

About Martin Koornstra

Getrouwd met Karin, 2 mooie dochters, passie voor Jezus, spreker, schrijver, trainer en een beetje gek!

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