Bestselling Author Dr. Michael Youssef Reminds Christians That “We Follow the One Who Raises Us from Death to Life”

In Newest Book, “Hope for This Present Crisis,” Dr. Youssef Tells Christians to Purify Their Hearts and Enthrone Jesus as King

March 29, 2021

ATLANTA Throughout the world, Easter Sunday – also known as Resurrection Sunday – will be celebrated on April 4.  This is considered the most important holiday to most Christian believers. However, many Christians feel that they are living in the most turbulent period of their lifetime. Forces are at work to strip the principles and precepts of the Christian faith – such as Easter – from public venues and minimize their significance. But even in these troubled times, there is hope – and a need to rejoice!

In“Hope for This Present Crisis,”bestselling author Dr. Michael Youssef writes, “Let’s rejoice that we live in these exciting days. Let’s celebrate that God is going to do an amazing work before our eyes. In this present crisis, the world seems to have gone mad. But we follow the One who restores our sanity, who heals our diseases, who forgives our sin, who raises us from death to life.

“As followers of Jesus, we are ready to lay down our lives and give our blood to turn God’s enemies into friends. Jesus is the solution to our present crisis. Let us purify our hearts and enthrone Him as our King.”

Dr. Youssef explains in “Hope for This Present Crisis,” which is available for purchase through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, BAM,, and Leading The Way, that Jesus told Christians to expect persecution. “He [also] told us to love our enemies. The Lord loves even the radicals who attack His church. We love them with the love of Jesus and pray the prayer Jesus prayed from the cross — ‘Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.’ We can only heal our society and our nation through Christlike love and grace.”

Dr. Michael Youssef was born in Egypt and lived in Lebanon and Australia before coming to the United States and fulfilling a childhood dream of becoming an American citizen. He holds degrees from Moore College in Sydney, Australia, and Fuller Theological Seminary in California, with a Ph.D. in social anthropology from Emory University. He founded The Church of The Apostles which was the launching pad for Leading The Way’s international ministry. Dr. Youssef has authored more than 40 books, including popular titles like “Jesus, Jihad and Peace” and “Saving Christianity?”  

Dr. Youssef is the host of the popular TV and radio broadcast Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef, which airs more than 13,000 times every week across six continents in 26 languages—reaching audiences in nearly every major city in the world. His programs attract tens of millions of viewers weekly in the U.S. on major TV networks, including TBN, Daystar, Fox Business, Lifetime, GOD TV, CTN, NRB TV, and more.

Equipped with a keen understanding of the Bible, the Middle East, sociological trends in the Western world, and popular Christian worldview issues, Dr. Youssef is a sought-after voice whose expertise is regularly requested on both secular and Christian media, including Huckabee, Fox & Friends, Eric Metaxas, The Hugh Hewitt Show, The Christian Post, Fox News, Hannity, Glenn Beck, The 700 Club, and more. He and his wife reside in Atlanta and have four grown children and ten grandchildren.

Hope for This Present Crisis” is published by FrontLine, an imprint of Charisma House.


To interview Dr. Michael Youssef and to receive a review copy of Hope for This Present Crisis,” contact, Jeff Tolson, 610.584.1096, ext. 108, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.