Revive Our Hearts Podcast

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The Word of Forgiveness

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: Just a few miles down the road from where we’re recording today there is a cemetery that has in it a large now crumbling monument to a man named Joseph Coveney.

Leslie Basham: This is Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

Nancy: He was a disciple of some men whose names you might know—Thomas Paine and Robert Ingersoll. Coveney died on February 12, 1897, at the age of ninety-two. He was known for his hatred of God and the Bible and for his profane lifestyle and beliefs.

The day after he died, the New York Times reported that on his deathbed his children begged him to renounce his atheism and to ask God for forgiveness. The story is that he responded in just a faint whisper: “Die as I have lived—I disbelieve in God, the Bible, and the Christian religion.” Those were Joseph Coveney’s final words.

In that same cemetery, …

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About the Teacher

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth has touched the lives of millions of women through Revive Our Hearts and the True Woman movement, calling them to heart revival and biblical womanhood. Her love for Christ and His Word is infectious, and permeates her online outreaches, conference messages, books, and two daily nationally syndicated radio programs—Revive Our Hearts and Seeking Him.

She has authored twenty-two books, including Lies Women Believe and the Truth That Sets Them Free, Seeking Him (coauthored), Adorned: Living Out the Beauty of the Gospel Together, and You Can Trust God to Write Your Story (coauthored with her husband). Her books have sold more than five million copies and are reaching the hearts of women around the world. Nancy and her husband, Robert, live in Michigan.