The Awakening Giant

About Val Fotherby, Co-author Of This Book

The Awakening Giant

Val Fotherby taught in a large comprehensive school where she was head of history; she is now retired. Brought up in a Christian family, she made a commitment to the Lord as a young child. She is married to David who is a director of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International, and they have a married daughter, Jane, and one grandson, Daniel. Val wrote the story of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International in Catching the Vision, the British sequel to the best-selling Christian biography, The Happiest People on Earth, and also The Awakening Giant, that told the story of the world-wide growth of the Fellowship. She and David have travelled extensively for the FGBMFI throughout Europe, particularly to Italy, and also to South Africa.

Other Books written by Val Fotherby

Catching the Vision
Paperback 192 pages (April 7, 1989)
Publisher: Kingsway Communications
ISBN: 0860657043

Catching the Vision is the British sequel to The Happiest People on Earth, by John and Elizabeth Sherrill, who also wrote the foreword to Catching the Vision. It tells the story of how the FGBMFI started, essentially after the World Convention was held in London in 1965. The book charts the growth of the Fellowship from that time until the late 1980’s, with amazing stories of how God used ordinary men and women to bring people into the Kingdom of God.

The Awakening Giant
Paperback 192 pages (May 2, 2000)
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0551032340

This book tells the amazing story of the Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship International, with the miraculous growth of the Fellowship into 150 countries over 40 years. The FGBMFI was founded in the USA, with a vision of awakening the laymen of the world for the Gospel. The organisation is now established in South America, the UK, Vietnam, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, the former Communist countries, Africa and Central America. This book recounts the amazing testimonies of the men and women whose lives have been changed. From politicians to street beggars, the organisation has impacted many thousands of lives, and continues to do so. The book is the follow-up book to The Happiest People On Earth by Demos Shakarian (the US story) and Catching The Vision (the UK story, which has sold 10,000 copies) by Val Fotherby. Included in this book are many more exciting new stories about God’s work in FGBMFI.

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