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Interview with J. Douglas Nolan, author of Restoring Your Vision: Lessons Learned from the Biblical Story of Blind Bartimaeus. Click the PLAY icon on the player below to listen to the interview!

About the Book:

ryv_nolan_cv_3d_340_340Restoring Your Vision: Lessons Learned from the Biblical Story of Blind Bartimaeus

The story of Blind Bartimaeus offers hope. Scripture often says Jesus was ‘moved with compassion.’ This miracle, and many others, were demonstrations of love. They were statements that:

  • People have value.
  • God is good.
  • He cares about us.

Bartimaeus’ story is a moving drama of how God cares about humanity. It is more than just a blind man who recovered his sight. In this story God reveals something about His nature and character, and His path to our wholeness. Like the opening melody of a great musical score, this story gives way to layers of truths that God has built into the text. With each line there is a new stanza that builds upon the previous melody. In the end, a grand chorus climaxes to a tremendous crescendo. Two basic lessons apply. First, the underlying concept or truth that is the basis for this story. God wants us to know:

  • Something about Him.
  • Something about us.
  • Something about life.

Second, like the ‘movements’ of a great musical masterpiece, these truths build with each new verse. In the end, we see a series of basic steps
whereby we can regain our vision and become whole.


Click here for a Q&A session with the author and sample the first two chapters of Restoring Your Vision 

About the author:


J. Douglas Nolan is a writer, speaker and business owner, helping families eliminate debt and plan their financial future. Find out more at Nolan also teaches at churches, conferences, retreats and conventions, equipping believers to think biblically and live authentically. Follow his blog at www. He is a graduate of Samford University in Birmingham, AL, with degrees in Biblical Studies and Counseling. He was a pastor in the Nashville area for 20 years and was in full-time ministry for nearly 30 years.

He and his wife, Michelle, live in Nashville, TN. They have a blended family of four adult children and (currently) five grandchildren.

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