Norwalk author shares wisdom from Gideon’s story in new Christian book

NORWALK, Ohio — Author David Clarke announces the nationwide release of his new Christian book, “The Gideon Mission.

The Gideon Mission” points out that God is certainly not impressed by big numbers. Just ask Gideon, who defeated a vast Midianite army with only 300 men.

The fundamental lesson of the experience of Gideon for believers today is this: When it comes to communities of faith, God is only concerned about faithfulness and effectiveness. In “The Gideon Mission,Clarke emphasizes that when Christians have a genuine relationship with God and an unshakeable trust in the power of the Holy Spirit of God, they are able to accomplish anything for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Clarke, who is a United Methodist pastor since 1983, continues to serve small congregations. In 1989, Clarke was ordained an elder in the East Ohio Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Youngstown State University, Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary and Doctor of Ministry from United Theological Seminary. His doctoral thesis was on the topic, “Raising Small Church Self-Esteem.”

Presently, Clarke is serving as the part-time pastor of the Clarksfield United Methodist Church. Since 2009, he has been employed as a hospice chaplain in Stein Hospice.

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