Lonnie Ray Frisbee was an evangelist, missionary, artist, and the original "hippy preacher" of the early 1970s Jesus People Movement. Born in 1949 and raised in Southern California, Lonnie played a key role in the growth of Calvary Chapel with Chuck Smith, as well as Vineyard churches with John Wimber in the early 1980s. Lonnie Frisbee influenced ministers and ministries around the world.
Prior to his death in 1993, Lonnie asked Roger Sachs, a close friend, to ghostwrite his life story. Together, they recorded hundreds of hours of audio and video testimonies to ensure that the stories of God's working would be preserved for generations to come. The Not by Might, Nor by Power series is the personal, compelling result of their collaboration, covering the life of this powerful minister of the gospel.
In Book Two, The Great Commission, Lonnie embarks on a mission trip to Central and South America, Israel, Europe, and Africa, experiencing a new level of the Holy Spirit’s power and anointing. In 1980, Lonnie dramatically shakes things up back home in America and helps ignite what is known today as the Vineyard Movement. Through interviews with first-hand witnesses, close friends, and the words of Lonnie himself, readers can follow Lonnie around the world as he goes to the nations for Jesus.
In Book One, The Jesus Revolution, Lonnie opens up about his troubled childhood, the brokenness that marked his early life, and his experimentation with drugs and different forms of spirituality. After his radical conversion to Christianity in Tahquitz Canyon, Lonnie begins his groundbreaking ministry as an evangelist, culminating in the expansion of Calvary Chapel with Chuck Smith and the major cultural movement known as the Jesus People Revival of the early 1970s.
"Much of my experience had been about Jesus. Ministering with Lonnie was like being with Jesus..."
"Lonnie Frisbee was a forerunner and trailblazer of this amazing movement where Jesus Christ was kept central..."
"I am more taken than ever with the incredible anointing on his ministry and the simplicity, sincerity, and even rawness of his story."
"There is a lot anointing on this book! I had the privilege of being part of Lonnie's life and ministry..."