Rev. Samuel Rodriguez Releases ‘From Survive to Thrive’, Book Provides Hope to World in Crisis

SACRAMENTO — Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christina Leadership Conference and #1 Los Angeles Times bestselling author, released his newest book “From Survive to Thrive” (Charisma House).

In “From Survive to Thrive,” Rodriguez takes an honest look at the pain millions of people are experiencing during the Covid-19 pandemic and offers seven words to find hope and overcome the challenges we face in life: Holy, Healed, Healthy, Happy, Humble, Hungry and Honoring Life.

“Our trials can become opportunities for God’s light to shine through the cracks of our brokenness,” Rodriguez writes. “God’s glory pours forth into the hard, raw places of our lives and provides a poultice to soothe our wounds and restore our hope.”

“The best I have seen yet to bring meaning and purpose to the worldwide pandemic.” – Jentezen Franklin

Each chapter of “From Survive to Thrive” shows readers how they can learn to thrive in Christ no matter what life throws their way:

From Survive to Thrive gives an honest look at the pain millions are experiencing during Covid 19, offers hope to overcome life challenges1. Soul Survivor—Shelter in Place
2. Holy Quarantine—Reboot, Recharge, Restart
3. Healed by Faith—Unmask God’s Power
4. Heart Healthy—Spread Contagious Joy
5. Happy to Be Here—Walk by Faith, Not Sight
6. Humble Pie—Serve Before You Slice
7. Hungry for God—Satisfy Your Craving for More
8. Honoring or Honorary—Dedicate Your Diligence
9. Alive to Thrive—Refuse to Settle for Less Than God’s Best
10. System Upgrade—Develop the Next Generation

What others are saying about “From Survive to Thrive”:

Jentezen Franklin, Senior Pastor, Free Chapel New York Times Best-Selling Author:

“From Survive to Thrive — The best I have seen yet to bring meaning and purpose to the worldwide pandemic. He challenges the church to think beyond the challenge of the moment to the God’s-eye view for the times we are in. Relevant is an understatement.”

Doug Clay, General Superintendent, General Council of the Assemblies of God:

“Pastor Sam has done it again. He reminds us that the infinite power of God is able to sustain you through the ever changing and unimaginable circumstances of life. Every page in this book reminds the reader that God is our strength and an ever-present help in time of need.”

Dr. Tony Evans, President, The Urban Alternative Senior Pastor, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship:

“From Survive to Thrive offers us hope in a time when the world seems to have none. This book reminds us that our all-knowing, all-present and all-powerful God is with us in our suffering and distress, even if we can’t discern how He is working.”

Joel Osteen:

“When we rely on God and trust Him to order our steps, He will not only meet our needs but will make a way for us to flourish. In his new book, From Survive to Thrive, my friend, Samuel Rodriguez, explores the power and purpose of God and shows us why our relationship with Him is the key to realizing our full potential.”

“From Survive to Thrive: Live a Holy, Healed, Healthy, Happy, Humble, Hungry, and Honoring Life” (Charisma House) by Samuel Rodriguez is available wherever books are sold, including physical, audio and Kindle formats at

Rev. Dr. Samuel Rodriguez is president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, executive producer of “Breakthrough” with 20th Century Fox and a bestselling author. CNN and FOX News have called him “the leader of the Hispanic Evangelical movement” and TIME magazine nominated him among the 100 most influential leaders in America. His newest book “From Survive to Thrive: Live a Holy, Healed, Healthy, Happy, Humble, Hungry, and Honoring Life” (Charisma House) released Nov. 17.

The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference is recognized and identified by Time Magazine, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Christianity Today, Charisma Magazine, NBC, Telemundo, Univision, Fox News and CNN as America’s largest and most influential Hispanic/Latino Christian organization with more than 40,000 certified member churches in the United States and chapters in Latin America.

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