Foursquare Chaplain Eddie Donnally tells his life story in Ride the White Horse: A Checkered Jockey’s Story of Racing, Rage and Redemption. It is an honest look at his former broken life and its secret side of racing, rage, addiction and deep hurt.
The book is an honest confession and testimony of someone who made a series of wrong choices during most of his life but was rescued by the Lord.
Eddie’s unique vocation as a jockey draws interest from the reader, and the stories of his moral downfalls allow all of us to relate at some level. The depth of his fall will especially resonate with those who feel unredeemable.
There are three main aspects to the value this book offers the Foursquare family:
- This book can provide encouragement to Foursquare pastors and leaders to not give up on someone—because God doesn’t. Keep praying and believing for all who need salvation, and for those seemingly unreachable individuals; God has a plan for their lives, too.
- This is a tool for the “unreachable individuals” whom we all know. These individuals would benefit from this personal testimony of a journey that had huge obstacles and challenges, but that finishes with obtainable grace and peace.
- The story provides an expanded view of ministry. Eddie’s journey from despairing, broken jockey to disciple and chaplain offers an insightful view of life inside and outside the boundaries of regular church walls.
God can take any life and produce real change for His glory and within His kingdom. As an autobiography, Ride the White Horse is a great true account that can help us to remember the power of God to transform lives.
Some have used this book in a small group setting, which required work to take narrative threads and create space for conversation, but it was a fruitful endeavor, allowing room for grace in one another’s lives.
This resource was recommended by the following Foursquare ministers: Will Ghere (chaplain endorser with Foursquare Chaplains International); Tom Teichroew (senior pastor, Salisbury Heartsong Foursquare Church in Salisbury, N.C.); and Terry Jones (Florida West network pastor with the Southeast District).