Pause, take a break, and focus on what really matters: faith, hope, love, God, and family! WordStream Publishing is proud to announce a new release of Faith Breaks, which includes 150 insightful reflections of Dr. J. Howard Olds, heard over the radio in Lexington, Louisville, and Nashville for over two decades prior to his death in 2008. This revised edition of Faith Breaks includes a new foreword by Sandy Olds.
Dr. J. Howard Olds served as senior pastor of Brentwood United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tennessee from 2000 to 2008. “Make it a good day” was a familiar phrase, repeated by Olds when he signed off from his popular Faith Breaks messages heard regularly on the radio airwaves in Nashville and beyond. Olds was the author of three books, Laughing and Crying Your Way Through Cancer, Faith Breaks, and Led to Follow, which he co-authored with Cal Turner, former CEO of Dollar General Stores. Olds received his Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary and his Doctorate of Ministry degree from Lexington Theological Seminary. During the three decades before moving to Tennessee, Olds served four United Methodist churches in Kentucky. During his long pastorate in Nashville, Olds battled cancer openly and boldly; he ministered out of his own struggles and experiences. Olds’ sermons and other writings are in the process of being published so that his unique voice will continue to challenge and encourage.
Sandy Olds, a retired elementary school teacher, served alongside her husband, Dr. J. Howard Olds, during his forty-plus years as a United Methodist pastor. One of Sandy Olds’ greatest passions is the work of Harvest Hands Christian Community Development Project in South Nashville, founded by her husband as a ministry which seeks to live out the vision of Christ and the church to “love one another radically, make disciples intentionally, serve the poor compassionately, and develop leaders humbly.” The library of the Harvest Hands after-school program has been named in honor of Sandy Olds, a lover of books and the power of the written word. Under her guidance, the sermons and other writings of Howard Olds are being made available in several forthcoming book projects. Sandy Olds lives in Nashville and is the proud grandmother of three.