When Mountains Don’t Move ~
A True Story of Faith Under Fire
FOREWORD by Mark Hubbell, Northwest Area Director, Prison Fellowship
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Betrayal, the barrel of a gun, and a jail cell. A true story fraught with drama, wrapped in humor, and filled with the miraculous intervention of God.
Because she refused to testify against her husband for actions she had already forgiven, Diana Weinberger, a former missionary, was incarcerated in an Idaho jail — a jail in which she had volunteered for a year in prison ministry!
Diana’s marriage was on the rocks. Years of wandering from her Christian roots had led this former YWAM missionary down paths she would later regret. She and her husband, both successful career professionals, divided their time between the world of work and the world of play — a world of bikers and wild parties. By day, Diana was a respected court reporter, her husband, Larry, the owner of a flourishing dental laboratory. But weekends had them on the road with questionable companions and too much alcohol. Lonely and desperate, Diana made a choice one night that would haunt her and lead to catastrophe a decade later.
Now she found herself in a courtroom on the other side of the bench from where she had tapped out court proceedings, and then in a cell within the very facility where she had led women’s Bible studies. She would not testify against Larry when he was arrested for domestic violence, and, to her dismay she learned that “spousal privilege” did not necessarily apply in this case.
Her career and her ministry were in jeopardy, as well as her personal safety behind bars. Would God bring good from the choice she had made from her conscience? Would her forgiving heart win mercy for herself, her husband and her future?
Join Diana as she struggles through the dark days that led to incarceration and redemption. Follow her as she learns that God can turn the direst circumstances to His glory.
Living for Christ is not easy. In a world that pursues other values, following Christ requires one to make difficult choices. Diana’s story is a very candid account of an early life devoted to Christ, poor choices, and then the courage to stand with Christ while under tremendous pressure. This book will prompt the reader to ask, “Could I do that?” and to ponder what is truly important in life. WHEN MOUNTAIN’S DON’T MOVE is a thrilling account of redemption and purpose. It will inspire and challenge readers to live a life of courageous faith! —MARK HUBBELL, Northwest Area Director, Prison Fellowship
This book was hard to put down. It made me cry sometimes and laugh other times. I don’t remember another book that ever affected me like that. Diana has a gift with words. I could feel her feelings. I would highly recommend this book! — SHIRLEY ALONZO, Legal Secretary
An intriguing and riveting real-life account of Diana’s roller coaster journey through a nightmare of circumstances and choices. Diana’s ability to paint a picture of her experience in prison had me feeling as though I were right there with her, in the jail cell. Her recorded thoughts are raw and transparent. It left me amazed at God’s faithfulness and power to change the human heart and bring His children through unbelievable trials. —MICHAEL HENDRICKS, Pastor, The Life Church, Hailey, Idaho
What a triumphant story of redemption and God’s intervention. I am deeply touched by the way Diana reveals God’s character in so many facets, His mercy, His tenderness, His ability to answer prayer and to know your every need even before you ask. I believe that people who read this book will find themselves touched and challenged to walk with God in their own lives, and perhaps to remember Hebrews 13:3, “Remember those in prison, as if you were there yourself…” — FAY WILLIAMS, Currently with Youth With A Mission, former M/V Anastasis Leader, Diana’s Discipleship Training School Leader aboard the Anastasis in 1981
Diana writes with candid honesty about her journey through life–the good, the bad, and the ugly. This is a story of grace, of how someone can turn their life around by being real, by persevering, and by taking the time to listen, obey, and walk in humility with God. Diana demonstrates both the courage to do what is right, and the willingness to count the cost. This is a great read that I’m sure will be a blessing in your life. I know that it has blessed and challenged mine! — MARIE TYLANDER PEREZ, Former Activities Department Head, M/V Anastasis