Letters

                    The following are excerpts of just a few of the hundreds of notes and letters we have received from across the United States and around the world.

Society Turns Its Head

Greeting from the “Inside” society. Thank you for the great book, Overcoming Sexual Immorality, by Bill Rudge. Very kind of you and rare as most of society turns their head as the word prisoner is said or used – especially ones with sex charges. 

C. S., California

Overcoming Giants

I am incarcerated at the Gatesville Prison. I read Overcoming Giants in Your Life and loved it. I never heard about Bill Rudge until I read your book that was passed to me. So I decided to write you personally to see if you can send me one of your books that I can keep so I can refer back to it when I need encouragement. I greatly appreciate this and look forward to hearing from you. God Bless you,

Elizabeth R., Gatesville, Texas

Taming of Godzilla

I really enjoy reading your newsletters. Most of all I enjoyed reading Taming of Godzilla because Bill lived a life like mine and he changed his life around. It’s very, very encouraging. Please pray that I grow in my walk with our Lord and remain strong upon my release in February 2019 and finally stay out of prison for good. 

J. W., California

BRM Books Point South Carolina Inmates to Christ

Columbia International University’s Prison Initiative in South Carolina prisons is among many who have used Reaching Your Maximum Potential in Christ to train inmates. They requested 750 copies of Reaching Your Maximum Potential in Christ and other books by Bill and BJ Rudge to train inmates to live in accordance with biblical principles and equip them to minister to others right where they are located.

The men in the program find your materials to be extremely valuable. Your book Reaching Your Maximum Potential in Christ proved to be very useful and a great tool. We are out of the supply you sent. We will be happy to receive any and all that you can send. Graduation day was a big day and the story was carried by television all around the state – and to many parts of the nation by newspaper. Thank you. 

D. O., Director Columbia International University Prison Initiative, Columbia, South Carolina

I am currently a student of Columbia International University. Following my graduation, I will be sent to another institution. I plan to supplement the services of the chaplain’s office by providing a discipleship program. With your permission, I would like to use your books as a supplemental text to teach various topics. Thank you in advance. 

D. C., Kirkland Correctional Institution, Columbia, South Carolina

Incarcerated Minister Learning to Overcome Sexual Immorality

I am 31 years of age and currently incarcerated at Ouachita River Correctional Unit in Arkansas. I was sentenced to nine years in prison for second degree sexual assault. I am taking advantage of this time to correct my problematic thinking and behavior patterns. For years, I have struggled with sexual immorality, and as a young minister of the gospel, I had every opportunity to rely on the Word of God as a guide for deliverance, strength, healing, and to conquer the war that raged in the battlefield of my mind. I make no excuses for my actions and take full responsibility for the hurt and harm I have caused my victim and her family – as well as my family and those who were/are connected to me. 

Bill Rudge’s book, Overcoming Sexual Immorality, has been a blessing to me. Thank you for hearing and obeying the voice of God. My wife mailed Bill’s book to me. There are good nuggets in Overcoming Sexual Immorality. I have found the things Bill said to be true and effective. Because of your obedience and willingness to write this book, I have been able to use more effective tools in my journey to complete freedom. May God continue to use you and bless you for your obedience.

A. L. P., Jr., Arkansas

Wish I Knew You Before Prison

Thank you for sending me your newsletter. I only wish I had gotten to know you before. I can’t send money but I do have you in prayer. 

J. M., United States Penitentiary, Arizona

Faith Through the Fire Touches Inmate

I am incarcerated at the Mercer County Jail. BJ’s book, Faith Through the Fire was great. I remember BJ. I played soccer for Sharon High and also George Junior. I am trying to turn my life around and am a recovering addict to cocaine. I would like more of your books.

L.P., Pennsylvania

California Inmate Inspired By Giants Book

I was born in East Los Angeles. I am 36 years old and serving a hefty sentence. When your book Overcoming the Giants in your Life was first given to me I sort of blew it off because it was all torn and badly beat. Yes, I was judging it by the cover. What’s funny, an ex-skinhead gave it to me with a little note asking me to please not give up! Finally, I started reading your book - awesome! What inspired me is your discipline. It takes discipline to be obedient! Being in prison is hard at times - people mistake the Bible for a weakness much like Paul (1 Timothy 1:15). I appreciate you for crossing my path. I want to be a doer not a sayer. Talk is cheap, let’s lead by following Jesus. Your book has helped me a lot. Please forward a copy to my wife who accepted Jesus as her personal savior. Brother in Christ Jesus I love you, keep strong. 

A. J. E., California

Former Prisoner Has Leadership Position in National Ministry

Bill, Thank you for your ministry and its impact on me. Sitting in a prison in Chino, California  from 1997 - 2000 I read many of your books and newsletters and listened to many of your radio programs. To God be the glory! Only He can change lives.

L. G., Texas

Jail Is A Place Where God Gets Our Attention

Bill, I’m serving a four year sentence. During my incarceration I gave my life over to Christ. Jail is a place where God can deal with certain individuals such as myself who lived as a career criminal. None of the fleeting pleasures of the world brought true happiness, but made me more miserable by the day. God softened my heart towards Him by allowing me to learn the hard way. So my incarceration was actually a blessing in disguise, because this is where God got my undivided attention. I read your book, Beware, Deception & Delusion in the Church, and God used it to open my eyes. It inspired me to evaluate all things in light of Scripture. Also, thank you for your awesome book Spiritual Warfare and Victory in Christ. It came at perfect timing. Being incarcerated around inmates and correctional officers who have no fear of God, and being separated from my wife and kids is difficult to bear. Your book encouraged me as God spoke in so many ways through it. May God expand your ministry for His glory.

T. M., State Prison

Maximum Potential Book Impacts Inmate

I just finished reading Reaching Your Maximum Potential in Christ, and am sitting here all watery-eyed because the power of the Holy Spirit convicted me through your book. I have spent over 20 years of my life incarcerated and I am about to be released this December. I have read many Christian books but never, I mean never, have I read a book so powerful. I have never even heard of you, but God knew what I needed. I am a 47 year old black male from Ocean City, New Jersey. I was a good athlete, grew up in an upper middle class family, and graduated from college, but I got caught up in the love of money and put it before God. Again, your book is the most powerful Christian book I have ever read.

K. G., Pennsylvania

Prisoner Touched by Jesus and Giants Books

Wow. I am sitting here in my cell with tears in my eyes again. I write ministries and never hear from them, but God put Bill Rudge on my heart after I read a book by him entitled Reaching Your Maximum Potential. I would like to thank the couple whose love offering to Bill Rudge Ministries enabled them to send me two additional books by Bill, Who Is This Jesus? and Overcoming the Giants in Your Life. These two books had me so caught up in the reading that I missed chow twice. God touched your heart to send me this package of blessing. I never met a ministry that teaches the Word of God uncut like Bill Rudge.

K. G., Pennsylvania

California Man Needs Burmese Translation of Jesus Book

I recently led a young man who is from Burma to the Lord. Sonjeer is such a beautiful example of a man who has his first love daily –– he is out walking with tracts sharing in his broken, almost impossible to understand, English. I would like to give him a copy of your book Who Is This Jesus? in Burmese. I have spent hours showing him that Jesus is the only way to heaven. While he accepts the words I read and speak to him I know if he was able to read your book Who Is This Jesus? in his language it would be so much easier to explain. Thank you and bless your ministry.

M. B., California

Iowa Department of Corrections

Thank you for sending the monthly newsletter you so graciously provide and the wonderful Christmas card. It’s nice to be thought of by people on the outside. I know you do much for many and probably aren’t thanked as often as you should be. God bless you all! 

D. G., Iowa

Books throughout South Carolina Prisons

Brother Bill: I received your March Newsletter today and was encouraged by what I read; your books are being sent from coast to coast here in America. I was aware of the shipment to Columbia, S.C. as I visited there, but what you don’t know is that they are being moved all around South Carolina. I visited a maximum security prison in Bishopville, S.C. and guess what, your books are there also. The inmates transport them when they are moved (Isaiah 55:11) so true. May God bless you, your family and staff as our redemption draws nigh. Yours in Christ

Pastor W. C., Mizpah Baptist Church, South Carolina

Female Prisoner in New Mexico

I am a prisoner at a New Mexico State Penitentiary. A sister in Christ allowed me to use her book, Fasting for Sensitivity and Power. I used it for my very first true fast. What an awesome blessing to understand motives and the phases of my fasting and prayer methods. My friend has since been released. Would you PLEASE bless me with a gift of this little but mighty book. I would be eternally grateful.

T. B., New Mexico

Utah State Prison

Bill Rudge’s books have been passed around among the inmates and it has been brought to my attention to ask for a donation to our chapel-lending library so more of the men may have an opportunity to study your material. This particular unit is also the womens’ prison, so they too have access. We have no funding for such things so they asked that I write your ministry.

The inmates have expressed their thankfulness and have asked that I forward their Christian love to you. Your books have made a great addition to the library. The inmates have a very high opinion of your insight into the Word of God. We welcome any future materials you are able to donate.

All of us express our gratitude and love for your service in the Lord. May God continually bless the efforts of your ministry. We deeply appreciate your help.

Chaplain B. F., Utah State Prison

Touched By "Reaching Your Maximum Potential..." Book

I have spent all but 5 months of the past 11 1/2 years in prison. While in prison, I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. I was very sincere and made tremendous changes in my life. I borrowed your book, Reaching Your Maximum Potential In Christ. Reading through I was blessed by its messages. It addressed many of the shortcomings that led to my fall and explained what I must do to overcome, correct, and prevent them. I’m quite impressed with the straightforward, Biblically sound, and sincere approach of your ministry.

You have no idea how much your response means to an individual in my situation. For example, several years ago I had written to approximately ten different churches. I asked for nothing other than some guidance and hoped for a response. How many responded to my letter? ... not a single one! The total rejection was hurtful. So, when I received such a personal and sincere response as the one you shared, it was quite a blessing!

C. A., Huntingdon, Pennsylvania

I Wish I Had Accepted Your Messages

Since this is my second time in jail, I am most likely going to be locked up for a while. Through all I have done, stories unlimited, I have always remembered your family and the love you willingly showed me when I let you. To me you are some of the greatest people ever to enter my life. I wish I had gratefully accepted your messages when I was younger.

J. W., Pennsylvania

Testimony and Maximum Potential Book Having Impact

I am currently in a youth correctional facility in the Chino area. The tape you sent was a blessing. You have such an awesome testimony. I shared it with one of the sergeants and one of the secretaries. They enjoyed it. Also your book, Reaching Your Maximum Potential In Christ, was awesome. All the Christians here should read it. I have two copies going around right now. I can see the impact it has on people. You have been a blessing to me and many others here.

L. G., California

Belgian Wants to Translate "Who Is This Jesus?" Book

I am a citizen of Belgium near the end of a five-year prison term in the United States Federal System. I am scheduled to be released and should return to my country of Belgium. Throughout my five years, your newsletters and various publications were a blessing of tranquility. I want to sincerely thank you for the appropriateness and accuracy of facts and information used to substantiate your conclusions. For your honesty and gift of persuasion, I most graciously thank you. I was so intrigued by your book, Who is This Jesus?, that I now respectfully ask permission to translate it in the Dutch language. God Bless.

N. T., Pennsylvania

Lending Library in Utah Prison

Your books and audio messages have been passed around among the inmates and it has been brought to my attention to ask for a donation to our chapel-lending library so more of the men may have an opportunity to study your material. This particular unit is also the womens’ prison, so they too have access. The inmates have a very high opinion of your insight into the Word of God. We welcome any future materials you are able to donate.

Chaplain B. F., Utah State Prison

Former Muslim in Guyana

I was born a Muslim. In my younger days I never gave the Bible a chance. I was a man without self-control and I ended up on drugs and alcohol. I lost my daughter and son. It was in prison I read the Bible and offered my life to Christ. I became a changed man. Bill, I listened to your message and every word is true. Your message on courage healed me completely. Now I have the “courage to stand alone” and I pray every day. I was left to die in prison and I gave my soul to Christ and I lived.

M. H., Guyana, South America

Federal Prisoner Hears about BRM

A Christian brother gave me your address as a ministry that provides Christian materials to prisoners at no charge. What a great blessing that would be. I will pray for God to increase you and your ministry. All God’s Best, 

D. J., Federal Correctional Institute, Fort Dix, New Jersey

Texas Prison Chaplain Appreciates BRM Books

We received the box of books Bill Rudge Ministries sent for our Chapel Libraries, and we want to express our sincere appreciation for them. As you know, we depend on people like you to help us get the Word of God to our ladies. Your books will be a blessing to the ladies here! Thank you for all you do and may God bless your ministry.

Chaplain Garcia, Texas

California Inmate and Former Gang Member

I am reading your new book Not Our Father’s Faith. Thank you so much. I am a new Catholic Christian –– by only a year. I love studying the Book of Revelation. I also have your book The Last Days. Love it, man. You’re the best. I am 43 years old now –– 30 years were spent in gangs and drugs in Los Angeles County. I was shot three times –– starting from when I was 11 years old. I was raped twice by men, beaten as a kid, in jail and prison five times. I also was a godfather from a gang, worked for the Mafia and hurt people. Now, I am saved by God. I have been in prison eight years with three more to go. I love you brother Bill, keep me in your prayers. God bless you.

R. R., California

San Quentin Inmate Helped by Spiritual Warfare Book

I am 29 and in prison for my first time. I am new to Christ and was saved this year while in San Quentin. I am currently reading your book Spiritual Warfare and Victory in Christ. It is powerful. I am reading and trying to soak up everything I can. My past consists of a life of drugs and crime. I started drinking and using when I was about 13. It has caused me to lose everything. It also caused a lot of heartache. But I know as long as I stay on my path with Jesus and keep the Lord first, I will have the life I’ve always wanted. I will be able, by the grace of God, to reach people like me and bring them to Christ. If at all possible could you send me some things to help me grow in the Lord. Bless you in Jesus’ name.

C. K., San Quentin, California

Pennsylvania Female Inmate Blessed by “Maximum Potential” Book

I am incarcerated at the Mercer County Jail for DUI charges. God brought me into captivity to bring me back to Him. I was in the library in the spiritual section. I asked God to direct me to a book that was fit for me. So I moved books from the front row and all the way in the back I found a book that popped out Reaching Your Maximum Potential in Christ. I picked it up and opened it to page 65. The first paragraph was regarding drinking alcohol, which was a big problem for me. I knew that was a sign for me to read that book. As I went to my cell I saw the name Bill Rudge on the cover. I remembered a BJ Rudge, who was a couple of years older than me and I wondered if there was a connection. I opened to the first page and it said Hermitage, Pa. I am halfway done with the book and I love it. I’m like a kid absorbing all the information. I was wondering if you had any other books you could send. It’s a wonderful thing what I’m going through spiritually but jail still is jail and is hard being away from all the people you love. God bless you,

M. L., Mercer County Jail, Pennsylvania

North Carolina Inmates Receive "Maximum Potential" Books

A quick update on the Kairos Prison Ministry in North Carolina: We met last year at the Chapel breakfast in which Bill Rudge was the guest speaker. Bill Wardle from your Board introduced us, and you provided me with copies of Reaching Your Maximum Potential in Christ. If possible could you supply 50 more copies? Do you have any events in the NC area coming up? I would like to attend.

Chaplain Gus Brown, Kairos Prison Ministry, North Carolina

U.S. Senator Congratulates BJ

Coach Rudge, I want to offer you and your team my warmest congratulations on receiving the Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. This recognition speaks to the high regard in which you and the Hickory High School Girls Soccer Team are held by your peers. Congratulations on this well-deserved honor and wonderful acknowledgment of your hard work, commitment and leadership.

Robert P. Casey, Jr., U.S. Senator, Washington, D.C.

Sexual Freedom

I would like more copies of your newsletter on Temporary Pleasures. I belong to a Men’s Group of about 50 men. Most of them are battling the flesh and other addictions. I would like a case of Bill’s book Overcoming Sexual Immorality. Also, wanted to relay a message from one of the young men in our group. I had given Alex one of Bill’s books on sexual freedom. He said that book changed his life. He wanted to say thank you so much. God Bless, 

E. L., California

Conquering Sexual Immorality

I just read Overcoming Sexual Immorality and found it to be the best advice I have found to date. I am 69 years old and have suffered from addiction to pornography for over 60 years. Bill’s book has helped me in my understanding and conquest of the issue. Thank you, 

R. D., Virginia

Karen Rudge Foundation Soccer Tournament

The soccer tournament at the stadium in Liberia on July 26, 2018 in honor of William Rudge brought together four communities. The Yellow Jersey team won while the Blue took second place. The pamphlets from Bill Rudge Ministries were shared for the glory of God. The teams and I distributed the tracts to the community. The kids took the true life testimony of Bill (The Taming of Godzilla) home to their parents. Also, thank you for your contribution to purchase a new chalkboard for the children of this village. May you never lack anything in life. Your contribution will be a remembrance in the lives of these kids. We are so grateful to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

Pastor Festus Banks, Liberia

Election Day

Chaplain Bill, I want to thank you for your kind words on election day. It is amazing (don’t know why I am amazed after seeing God work for over 40 years) how God sends a word or kind deed when we need it most. You were a blessing and a help. I was so glad to hear you giving your testimony to the others there. I am praying that what you said will take root in hearts. May God bless your ministry. 

V. M., Pennsylvania

Boy Scouts Challenged

Dear Bill Rudge & Team, Thank you so much! We found the obstacle course very challenging. It pushed us to be our best. It helped us learn and try to overcome the challenges. 

Signed by all the Boy Scouts of Troop 45

Blessed by the Message

BJ, Wow, your message spoke directly to the hearts of those in attendance! One person made a special trip to our trailer to let us know that she was blessed by your message. Two ladies (sisters) who had never been to the church service were so moved by your message they started to weep. Blessings upon you, your ministry and your family. 

Nancy, Slippery Rock Campground

Minute Message

Thank you for your encouraging Minute of Living Truth with Bill Rudge entitled “Have You Suffered?” As hard as it gets at times, it helps to remember that we ‘are counted worthy’ to suffer these things. What an honor to be a servant of the living Savior. 

H. W., Florida

Comment on “Spiritual Addiction” Blog

BJ, I can not say a loud enough amen to your post! I spent over a decade in a false religion that is defined by experiences. I hated prayer and reading the Bible… Once I was saved everything changed. The prayer and study I use to hate, I now love. Thank you for this post, friend. 

Word Press

Grateful for Gospel Materials

We received the parcel containing your Not Our Father’s Faith book and messages on Samson and Daniel. All your materials are excellent for the salvation of lost souls and building up Christians spiritually. Thank you very much. 

Professor Lambert, Biblical Research Library of Nigeria

Encouraged in Ministry by Overcoming Giants

I read Bill’s book, Overcoming the Giants in Your Life. It is very helpful to my spiritual growth to read about Bill Rudge’s personal experience in the Lord Jesus and His mighty works. How Bill totally depends on God encouraged me in ministry. 

Pastor Bollapalli, India

Woman with Disfigured Face Finds Forgiveness

One night I was reading a friend’s book, Who is Jesus Christ? by Bill Rudge. I received deliverance from unforgiveness as I realized I had allowed the devil to torment me with memories of people who had mistreated me over the years…some laugh at me because of my disfigured face as a result of a fire incident. Others laugh at me as a poor widow who has hearing difficulties, etc. But through the teaching in this book I asked God to forgive me and help me love unconditionally. You and this book are a blessing to my life. 

F. O., Nigeria

Blog on Discernment

BJ, Your blog on discernment was great. In fact, your whole series is great. We have been having some discussion about what contending for the faith means and your article nails it down really well. Thanks. 

W. F., Arkansas

Inspirational Messages

Dear BJ, As one of our favorite speakers, we thank you for your inspirational messages. The students look forward to you coming. Your messages could be heard over and over. Thanks for taking time out of a very busy ministry to bless us. 

S. B., Pennsylvania

Prepared for Heaven

Bill, There are so many reasons we  thank God he sent you into our lives. But the most important is you gave Jim his faith in God again. You gave him peace at the end. Thank you for your kindness. You are a very special man. God bless you. 

K. W., Pennsylvania

God Moved in a Special Way

Bill and Karen, God Bless you, both! Your ministry was and continues to be a blessing to us all. Thank you for coming and sharing with us. God moved in a very special way and used you for the building up of His kingdom – Hallelujah! 

Major T. L., Florida

BRM’s History Is Impressive

Bill, Our congregation responded well to your excellent presentation. Thank you for opening our eyes and hearts to the wide scope of your ministry to our local communities and the entire world. BRM’s history is impressive and its future seems so bright in the light of our world situation. 

Pastor D. F.

Reaching Your Maximum Potential in Christ

BRM, Thank you for blessing me with Reaching Your Maximum Potential in Christ book. I am enjoying it completely. I recently read the entire New Testament and wrote down every Scripture that touched me. As I read Bill’s book I came across more and more of the scriptures I had written down. I am seeing life in a whole new perspective.  

Z. H., California

With My Own Eyes

Dear Bill and Karen, I really appreciate your newsletters and its sound wisdom on biblical prophecy and the urgency to evangelize and be witnesses to the world around us. I also want to thank you for the example you have been. I consider you mentors in my life and I pray for you when I get your newsletters. 

K. C., Ohio

Translated into Mizo and Burmese

Karen, Praise the Lord for every great thing He has done for us through your ministries, especially Bill’s books and CDs which are being translated into Mizo and Burmese languages. They encourage us everyday. One of our members, U Kyaw Tun, is now banished by his family because of becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ. His mother said to him, “Your God, who is killed on the stake (cross) can now provide you food.” But U Kyaw Tun is not upset. He can now count many blessings.

H. K. L, Myanmar
Accepted Jesus as Her Savior

Just want to share some exciting news. Had a client who was into New Age. On the way home from Julian cabin, she got to listen to Bill’s CD on the occult and spiritual warfare. When we got back to El Cajon, she accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior. Praise His Holy Name. 

M. C., California

Thank You for Being Faithful

My heart swells with joy when I hear of ministries who are using the money wisely and for the glory of God. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being faithful and I pray God will touch many hearts and convict them to help you. 

J. J., Nevada

Stood the Test of Time

Dear Bill, Thank you for all you and Karen have done and continue to do for the Kingdom of God. It is a blessing to see a ministry that not only has stood against the attacks of the enemy, but has stood the test of time. Your faithfulness is to be commended. It is definitely an encouragement and inspiration! 

Pastor S. D., Pennsylvania

Karen Rudge Foundation in Liberia

Dear Karen, I am grateful to God Almighty for making me a partner of your great ministries. I am blessed to receive Bill’s books, pamphlets, and CDs to increase my spiritual growth. The box of items you sent were distributed among the children. My special thanks to Tabitha and Clay Smith and family for sponsoring it. We lift our prayer for them. Karen Rudge Foundation is working in 10 communitites to get the children off the streets; from sleeping in the market places. A big thank you to dad Bill and mom Karen for allowing us to be their son in Africa.  

F. B., Karen Rudge Foundation, Liberia

On My Mind

BJ, Thank you so much for coming to our middle school. Your message will definitely be on my mind and in my heart throughout my high school years. Also, thank you for your book. Your testimony is very inspiring. I will definitely share the book with my family and friends. 

J
Challenge Was Super

BJ, Just finished listening to your message CD from when I was away on vacation and wanted to thank you for such a timely and well-done message for our church family. Your organized thoughts and God’s challenge were super. Thanks for not only being willing to fill the pulpit, but for the evident time you spend preparing God’s Word before preaching. As a pastor it is extremely vital to know that in one’s absence the Word of God is being preached and the Spirit’s direction in the heart of the minister is evident—such is always the case with you and your dad when at our place of ministry. Thank you for being used of the Lord.

Pastor D. S., Pennsylvania
Power of Prayer Raises Up New Supporter

BJ, I want to tell you a very neat thing. For quite some time I desired to support the Bill Rudge Ministries. I have been asking God to speak to my husband and allow him to be the one to make the commitment. Many times I wanted to ask him if we might be able to add you to our monthly giving, but always felt the check in my spirit to wait. This morning before my husband left for work, he said, “I made a decision about our finances.” He then went on to explain that he felt we needed to add Bill Rudge Ministries on a regular monthly basis. I just sat there and smiled, praising God for His perfect timing. He went on to say, “I have listened to you retelling some of BJ’s conversations about his talks with kids and how he is leading the soccer team. I feel he is a man of God whose heart wants to serve Him.” I got tears in my eyes and gave him a hug. I am looking forward to sharing with him the journey of prayer that led to this day! God’s timing is so very perfect and worthy of the wait. 

K. C., Pennsylvania
Impacted My Life

I happened to see one of your newsletters at the Hermitage Bible Store and was glad that I found your web site. You impacted my life and if I have never said “thank you” for stepping out and being honest, let me say “thank you” now. I have respected you for years and always enjoyed your ministry. You are a blessing to me and a blessing to so many others. Thank you for doing God’s work and for all you and Karen do.

L. B., Nevada
Faithfulness, Strength and Courage

Every time I drift and quit reading Scripture, I come across one of your newsletters or audio messages or books. Your faithfulness, strength and courage (tenacity) to make the total commitment everyday over so many years are so comforting. I know in my heart that if it were not for you and your ministry I would be in deep trouble. May God bless you and Karen, your family and your ministry. 

G. C., Pennsylvania
God Never Failed

I have been following your lives and the success of the ministry for a long time. I marvel at how faithful you are to trust the Lord completely in all you do. You are showing the world what faith is really all about. I’m sure there were times you wondered if you were doing the right thing, stepping out in faith so often, but God never failed you and He sure came through for you time and time again. Thanks for sharing your lives with us all. The newsletter is always such an encouragement. Keep on trusting the Lord and being faithful to Him. He’ll never fail you nor forsake you. How we praise Him. You, and your ministry, are “lights” in a dark, dark world.

E.W., Pennsylvania
Solid and Genuine Commitment

I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your new book. I have been reading it non-stop every chance I get. I wish I could explain how much your whole family has touched my life. Every time I have the privilege to be around you, I come away feeling peaceful and challenged or inspired all at once. Thank you for your solid and genuine commitment to Jesus Christ.

K. D., New York
Example of Biblical Living

After listening to Fasting for Sensitivity & Power and reading Beware, our Lord allowed me to see more than ever my need to repent of any and all sloth and foolishness in my walk with Him. For several years, my pastor and I have sought the Scriptures for examples of godly living. We desire to make an impact and set an example for our generation. We have been blessed by your materials and example of godliness, self-control and holy living. We praise God for your modern day example of what Biblical and practical Christian living ought to be. I want to encourage and thank you by saying that your labor has not been in vain, and that you have, by the grace of God, made a difference in my marriage and our lives.

C. L., California
Karen’s Prayer Changes A Life

You are part of the reason I am where I am. If Karen hadn’t prayed with me and led me to the Lord, I probably would never have been here! Thanks for all your support.

C. L., Minnesota
Saints Under Attack

I have listened to Bill’s CD How Long Can America Stand and God’s Purpose in Suffering three times now. It really speaks to me. Bill Rudge was correct about the suffering in the Body of Christ. I have never seen so many saints come under attack with spiritual warfare as I have seen in the last three years. We need food and encouragement in regard to the spiritual battle.

D. L., Arizona
Former Neighbor

I used to be a neighbor of yours about 25 years ago. I was a young boy who would try to get into and cause trouble with my friends. Long story short, I have been on a journey to find a stronger faith. I talk about this with a good friend at work, Art. I know my faith isn’t very strong and want to hear more about the Word. Art told me a little about you and how he felt you were a true man of faith –– with money, with relationships and with life –– it all started and finished with the Lord. I want so much to be a man who lives on faith instead of worrying about things that really don’t matter. I read your testimony on the web site and wish I would have taken the time to talk to you when I was younger. My journey may have been a little easier if I had. I was raised to not trust religion and by proxy didn’t trust you and for that (and any trouble I caused) I am sorry. Sincerely, 

R. B., Pennsylvania
The Gift of a Guitar

Dear Bill, I want to share with you the power of God’s Holy Spirit and testify to His marvelous ways of uniting His saints. I was handed one of your pamphlets by a friend here in Jacksonville. He and his wife first met you in a “revival” meeting in Pennsylvania. He tells me that you gave him a guitar as a gift and that he still plays it to this day at church services. 

I. F., Florida
Red Cross Nurse at California Wildfires

Hi Bill, Just want to thank you so very much for the book and newsletters from your ministry –– loved seeing the pictures of you and the memories it brought. Actually came at a perfect time as I’m usually pretty “up” but had been feeling “down” –– lifted my spirit greatly! I “re-listened” to the CD you had given me at the California wildfires. I felt a real bond with you from the minute we first spoke –– guess God was trying to tell me something. I have been going to church pretty regularly for about two years. May God keep you safe in your travels in His work.

S. L., California
Snow Run

Bill, Loved your ‘Snow Run’ article and applications to it! What a message! Guess I’ll have to try it from the house to the church sometime to see if I get the same applications! By the way—am reprinting last month’s lead article on “Purity and Perseverance” for the church family. We’ll be inserting it in the bulletin. Thanks for the great challenges in your newsletter from the Word. As a believer and pastor I really appreciate it. God bless!

Pastor D. S., Pennsylvania
Newsletters as Devotional

Dear Bill, Karen, & BJ, Thanks for your excellent newsletter. Now let me tell you how I use it in my daily devotions. On day one I read the lead article and ponder its relevance to my personal and prayer life. On day two I do the same with the next entry, and so on until I finish the issue. Thought this might be a helpful suggestion for other readers and supporters of Bill Rudge Ministries. May God continue to bless!

Dr. J. H., Pennsylvania
Letter to the Church in America Video

Bill, Esther and I leave tomorrow for Florida, but I wanted to quickly send off this note of appreciation for your letter to the churches in America. Our daughter, Karen, emailed it to us just yesterday. Thank you for this fine, penetrating paraphrase of our Lord’s letters to the churches. You did a superb job and the graphics were equally well done. I trust it will be used of the Lord to awaken us all to the gravity of our times and the imminency of His coming. Blessings on you, Karen and the family. We are so proud of you! 

Dr. G. B., Ohio
Perseverance of a Pastor and Prayers of a Church

Just a quick note to let you know that Mizpah Church has placed you on their annual budget. It has taken me two years for this to happen but everything is in God’s perfect timing. Bill Rudge Ministries has been on our Wednesday night prayer list for almost two years.

Pastor W. C., South Carolina
Pastor Dedicates Book to Bill

I lost contact with Bill Rudge due to military oppression in my country, but today I decided to search the web. I am so happy now! Your books and tapes and other materials sent to me in the past blessed me tremendously. In fact, one of my books to be published soon is graciously dedicated to Bill Rudge. Reason? Simple. I was actually ordained and sent forth by Bill Rudge many years back when he was the guest minister at God’s Deliverance Gospel Church. Then I was in Bible College. I respect Bill Rudge a lot and look forward to a fruitful relationship.

Pastor O. W., Nigeria
Blessed by Books and Messages

I want you to know just how much your ministry has meant to myself and the congregation that I have been blessed to lead. They really love you even though many of them do not know you. Just by reading your books, as well as listening to your messages, they all testify to the fact of the great blessing they have received from you.

Rev. M. C., Trinidad Messages
During a Conference

I am an Evangelist in Italy for Jesus. It blessed us greatly to hear some of your audio messages during a conference in Bergamo, Italy. Spiritual Warfare and your other audio messages impressed our fellow believers’ lives so much that, after the conventions, they approached me for some of these messages. In unison with 30 pastors we decided to establish an audio library to facilitate easy lending and borrowing of your messages.

K. A., Italy
Library Touching Community in Kenya

I am very grateful for the library of Bill Rudge’s books and CDs sent by Hands for Christ International. They are very spiritually uplifting and changing many lives. Unbelievers from all parts of the community have come and thank God many have turned their lives over to Christ.

Pastor S. S., Kenya
Persecuted Pastor Requests BRM Books

On Christmas Eve while on my way to our church service, I met a group of unbelievers who were saying there is no God. When I spoke boldly about Jesus Christ, they grabbed me and threw me out of the bus into a nearby gutter and hit me with fists and sticks they found nearby. One of them said, “You are trying to make us lose many chances of enjoying life and having fun. What about the woman I told to wait for me in the brothel; do you want me to cancel that plan? Or do you want to tell my wife or daughter about her?”

I managed to get up from the gutter and said the words to them Jesus said to His disciples, “If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for My sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? For the Son of man shall come in the glory of His Father with His angels; and then He shall reward every man according to his works” (Matthew 16:24-28).

Before they left, one of them who had pity on me gave me a card containing his address stating he wanted to know more about Jesus. I went to teach the gospel of salvation to him.

I need your prayer and Bill Rudge’s book NOT Our Father’s Faith for people to come back to Jesus. After a meeting in the church we are requesting 25 copies of your books to help take the Gospel to villages, hospitals, churches, schools, and Muslim environs. God Bless you for your encouragement! 

Pastor K. O., Come Back to Jesus Church, Nigeria
Priest in Kenya

Thanks and best wishes from our communities of hospitals and the prisons. We always pray for the Bill Rudge Ministries because of your support and encouragement. The spiritual books you are sending us are bringing a lot of enlightenment to prisoners. Our entire community was very happy and grateful. The youth, children, and even sick people read the good materials you are sending. We love your books and tapes. Thank you and God bless you.

Father P. L., Kenya
Touching Young People’s Lives

Faith Through the Fire is outstanding! BJ’s story is instrumental in touching a lot of young people’s lives. What a great testimony to seeking God’s plan for our lives. 

S. W., Missouri
Dying of Heart Disease

Dear Mr. Rudge, I praise God for your ministry. I am dying of heart disease, but Ihave found the Lord. Only 20% of my heart is working and I give it all to Him. Your book, Beware! Deception and Delusion in the Church, was the most inspiring book I have had the pleasure of reading. So much truth! 

H. B., Utah
Book Found in Secondhand Store

My uncle was browsing around in Bibles for Missions, a secondhand store in Abbotsford, British Columbia. He came across your book, Beware! Deception and Delusion in the Church. He lent it to me and I spent nearly a whole day reading it along with the Word of God. I was so encouraged. I thank the Lord Jesus for laying it upon your heart to write it. I am so encouraged by your ministry and I am challenged to live a more convicted life in Christ Jesus.

Y. N., British Columbia, Canada
Reality-Based Book

I just want to commend you on the great work you are doing for the Lord. Be encouraged; people are blessed by your ministry. I have been re-reading Beware lately and it is great. I first read it way back in 1996 and forgot how good and reality-based it is. It takes great boldness to stand for biblical truth. Keep it up. I only pray that I may have the same boldness as I strive to serve the Lord. I really like your challenging stress on living a disciplined, biblically-based Christian walk. May God richly bless your faithfulness and obedience. 

D. W., Ohio
Beware Book “Snuck” Onto Bookshelf

It is so uplifting to see a ministry that is so on fire for our Lord, and most important, so dedicated to an absolute and uncompromising reliance on His Word. I wanted to let you know what an impact your book Beware had on me. I must tell you a funny story about this book. I have a fairly decent Christian bookshelf, and know where most of these books are from or who gave them to me. I wanted to quote Pastor Chuck Smith from his book Charisma or Charismania? That is when I saw your book Beware. To this day I haven’t a clue where it came from! (I pray the Lord blesses the brother who snuck this book into my library!) Anyway, the Lord must have really had His hand upon you for this timely message. 

B. M., Utah
“Giants” Waiting in Maryland

Bill, thanks for a powerful weekend at the men’s retreat. The giants were waiting when I got home. Thanks for your book on Overcoming the Giants in your Life. I put it to work and turned it over to the Lord and He helped me. God bless you and your ministry.

S. U., Maryland
Overcoming Giants Book Helps Pastor in Nigeria

You are an agent of God for my ministry at this critical time. My eyes caught the title of your book Overcoming the Giants in Your Life in a bookstore here in Nigeria. I got a copy and read the numerous challenges you have gone through and emerged victorious. My courage has returned.

Pastor L. O., Nigeria
Overcoming Sexual Immorality in Ghana

I am 22 years old and facing a lot of problems concerning sexual immorality. I live in a place where immorality is on the increase, especially among the students. I came across your book Overcoming Sexual Immorality which caused a great change in my life. God bless you.

A .K., Ghana
Overcoming Sexual Immorality a Popular Book

Your book Overcoming Sexual Immorality was loaned to a former colleague and never to be seen again. It’s been that popular! Every time I show it to someone they want to keep it. With so many “loose women” and “sex-orientated” men out there today my community really needs to see this book! The ladies in our ministry are desperate to distribute more of Overcoming Sexual Immorality –– not only to help women keep chaste, but also to distribute to the men who are pursuing them. We need 50 copies. Our funds are limited, but your book is worth it because it is the single most important issue for women today!  

L. J., California
Broadcast Brings Tears

I was driving home from the market listening to your program on Fasting. Everything that you were saying was convicting me. I felt the Holy Spirit so strongly that tears ran down my face; even when I pulled into the garage and went into my home, there were still tears flowing. I thank God for working through you. I feel that the Holy Spirit guided me to be in my car at the time of your program. Your sister in Christ, 

M. J., California
Radio Listener in China

I salute all your radio workers; your hard work reaches more and more audiences’ hearts. I have listened to your radio broadcast for a long time - from not liking to loving it passionately. Your program brought me the ocean of a new world and new knowledge. Ever since hearing your program there have been changes in the whole aspect of me. 

T.J., China
Overcoming Giants Radio Program

I am writing to thank you for your message, Overcoming the Giants in your Life. On our way to Mexico for a day, we heard your broadcast. My husband asked me to take notes. As your sermon progressed we knew we would want to hear it again without distractions. Please send us a copy of this message. Thank you for sharing these truths of God’s Word.

C. C., Arizona
Glad for Monday

I am glad for Monday only because I get to listen to you. Thank you for a Spirit filled broadcast.

S. C., Florida
One Who’s Been There

I have been listening to you for about six months and I wanted to say how much I like your program. You teach from the perspective of “one who’s been there” and that is very effective. Bless you Pastor Rudge.

D. W., Kansas
Wake-up Call

I pray that your outreach is as effective with others as it is with me. You definitely got my attention and I needed a wake-up call! Bless you,

C. P, Universal Christian Radio
Stirred By Maximum Potential Book

Your Reaching Your Maximum Potential In Christ book is super. It has broken, sharpened, and stirred me for His work in the United Kingdom.

M. D., West Sussex, United Kingdom
Nigerian Pastor Challenged By Bill’s Messages

I remember when you visited Nigeria and the way the Lord used you. I can never forget it. Even the prayers you offered were great and powerful. Your life is a very big challenge to me as a servant of God. Whenever I listen to your messages it makes me study the Word of God more. I gave two of your audio messages to the representative of our state governor. He was very happy after listening to them. 

Pastor S. E., Nigeria
Whole Heart Commitment

Having read your book Reaching Your Maximum Potential in Christ, I must confess it motivates me so deeply to wholeheartedly commit my heart to the Lord Jesus Christ. 

G. O., Christ Apostolic Church, Nigeria
Nigerian Churches Blessed

Your ministry has been a blessing to me and my churches in Nigeria. Your books and audio messages have been a source of inspiration and provided study and teaching materials for the churches. I want you to visit this country again, so my people will be able to benefit from your personal ministry. I will serve as your Ambassador to Nigeria. You can remember that during your previous visit to Nigeria, you ministered on my television program. 

Bishop A. I., Nigeria
Lives Touched at Himalayan Convention

It was indeed a great pleasure and a real privilege to listen to the Word from you at the India Evangelistic Crusade (Himalayas). We were very blessed by your challenging sermons. We returned home with a new vision and burden for the work of the Lord. Thank you for your visit to Takdah.

Pastor D. M., Darjeeling, India
Ministry in Egypt

Though your stay was very short, it was a wonderful time when you were speaking in Egypt. I am always listening to your audio messages when I am driving in the car.

H. S., Cairo, Egypt
Jerusalem Ministry

Shalom. It was a blessing to have you come and share with the saints during Saturday evening Shabbat service. I am blessed in many ways, Bill, since I made contact with your ministry. I wrote your office and graciously received materials on many subjects I use in our ministers’ training meetings.

P. B., Jerusalem, Israel
Pastor Comments On Bill’s Message at His Church

Bill, Your message was a very pertinent and timely challenge for God’s people. I appreciate your stand and ministry more than you probably know and I am very grateful to have you and BJ sharing the Word and ministering like you do. Not only was the message God’s, but your servant’s heart is as well. Thank you again.

Pastor D. S., Pennsylvania
Response from Previous Revelation Series

Bill and BJ, thank you so much for your teaching on Revelation. We are so thankful for your commitment to our Lord and willingness to give of your time and talents. Your teaching helped us sort a great deal out and clarified much. Also your suggestion to read Revelation each week was extremely helpful. May God continue to bless your ministry and protect your family as you go about the world serving our Lord Jesus Christ. Your father and son team did a superb job relaying the information to us.

J. C., Ohio
University Student’s Life Changed

In our 11 a.m. service there were two people baptized who shared their testimonies. One of those is a young man named Chris who shared that the men’s retreat last winter impacted his life and he thanked both Doug (for planning the retreat and inviting him) and Bill Rudge, who was the guest speaker. Chris just graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a degree in geology. 

R. M., Canada
Translate BRM Books into Tamil

I am a translator and a broadcaster. I received your valuable books, pamphlets, and newsletters. Thank you very much. I have read them and am seeking your permission to translate and publish your materials into our mother tongue, “Tamil” and to distribute them among our people. I have a burden on my heart to reach our Tamil believers to become Biblical Christians.

Pastor C. S., India
Pakistani Wants to Translate Bill’s Book

I have been going through the studies at your web site, and am deeply inspired with all of the teachings. This is such a wonderful study you have arranged for all the nations of the entire world. I am from Islamic Republic of Pakistan where it is difficult to have radio and TV channels for preaching purposes. They would not allow us to do that here. We humbly request you to expand your outreach into Urdu and Punjabi language. Urdu is the language spoken and understood by more than one sixth of the total population of the world. Urdu is spoken in Pakistan, India, Nepal, and Afghanistan and also in Indonesia, Malaysia, Iran and others. I volunteer my services as translator, recorder, dubbing and distribution. This will bring a lot of blessings for Urdu and Punjabi speaking people. There is nothing more precious than to hear the Word of God in your own language.

N. G., Pakistan
Three Questions Video

Thank you so much for the Three Questions video! It’s amazing! This will be forwarded to my Address Book! Love and blessings. 

D. T., San Diego, California
Touched by Witch Doctor Video

Absolutely beautiful testimony of HIS Love! The Holy Spirit reached me through your video. The older man in the end with the green shirt on; oh, how I felt the Holy Spirit flowing thru this man and I know we will meet in heaven one day! Praise His Name! Whew, God thank you!

Elizabeth, e-mail
Band Uses Bill’s Message

I would like to use samples of Bill’s speech about Haiti on a music CD. It is primarily for a Scottish audience and samples Jimi Hendrix too! Would you let me know if it is ok for me to proceed with your approval?

D. M., The Hugh Trowsers Band, Scotland
Testimony Read in Church Service

The following is the testimony Sister Odura read in the church service yesterday: “For over 29 years I was nothing but troubled and wanted nothing to do with God. On July 1, 2010, things changed. I accepted Jesus as my Savior. I did not realize how hard it would be to go back out into the world without becoming like the world again. It took me years to have my eyes opened to the truth. If it were not for billrudge.org web site I would not have known the truth. And if not for the pastor of this church who showed me your web site, I have no doubt I would be dead and in hell today. Now, the Lord has blessed me beyond any words that I can write. He saved me. He gave me a new life and mended my broken relationship with my parents after many years of separation. I will forever be thankful to you for your web site.”

Pastor C. I., Light of the Gospel Ministry, Nigeria
God Removes Desire to Fight

The following letter is from one of the musicians who performed at Petra Cafe when Bill spoke there at the Presidio of Monterey, California. I hope you remember who I am. I talked to you at the Petra Cafe after you spoke. You and I talked about martial arts. It was truly a blessing talking to you. You have a powerful ministry. Yesterday I noticed that God took the desire to fight away. Even sparring. It is great when the Lord removes things without us even realizing it. That’s the easy kind of surgery! Please send me that information you told me about the martial arts.

D. C., North Carolina
Why I Quit Karate Book a Great Witnessing Tool

I am scheduled to speak at a seminar on “Why Many Christians are Leaving the Martial Arts.” I am planning to pass out many of the Why I Quit Karate booklets you wrote. They have really proved to be a witnessing tool. I could use about 100 booklets. I agree wholeheartedly in all that you write. Can’t tell you what a blessing those books have been to me, as so many people have done a complete turnaround after reading them and listening to the lecture and witnessing sessions with question and answers. Thanks Bill!

B. J., Minnesota
Translate Bill’s Self Defense Book in India

I am from Northeast India and got your Self Defense book from my brother as a present. It was so great and gave a challenge, because I always fight with others. Now I am applying the formulas from your book. I have a great desire to translate your book in my language and am planning to start after my graduation.

A. K., India
Dissuaded from Kung Fu

Would it be ok to read sections of your book Why I Quit Karate to people I exchange audio tapes with? You’re an excellent writer and your book certainly helped to dissuade me from taking Kung Fu lessons. Looking back, I see that the Lord protected me from getting mixed up in the martial arts, as it had a pull on me since childhood.

J. V., Ontario, Canada
Lord Changes Heart On Martial Arts

At first I didn’t agree with the stand you made on the martial arts because I had such a love (and pride) in it. But now the Lord has changed my heart to let go and humble myself. The Lord did it in such a way it’s been easy to let go of the physical warfare and remember it’s spiritual. So I prefer my knees over my fists. My prayers are with you. God richly bless you in your faithful service. 

D. B., Cranberry, Pennsylvania