by Leah Klett
Hollywood actor Chris Pratt has revealed that the book Faith Forward Future by Zoe Church pastor Chad Veach helps him “keep the faith” amid the difficulties of life.
The “Guardians of the Galaxy” actor, who recently underwent a public split from actress Anna Faris, published a video on Instagram captioned, “So proud of my friend Chad for writing this book.”
As he explains in the video, “So I had this thing happen to me today, it was really cool. Someone came up to me and said, ‘Hey Chris, I have this question for you … You know, with the things going on in your life, how do you keep the faith?'”
“I was like, ‘BOOM!’ I said, ‘I read books by my pastor Chad Veach at Zoe Church in LA. I find his book Faith Forward Future to be very helpful,” he said.
“The point is, Chad I love you,” Pratt continued. “You should pick it up. It’s really good. The title kind of says it all!”
Veach released Faith Forward Future: Moving Past Your Disappointments, Delays, And Destructive Thinking this month. According to the book description, Veach “casts a vision for a future beyond what most dare to imagine and guides us all toward the abundant plans God has for his children.”
“Are you disappointed with your life? Do you feel like you’ll never accomplish anything remarkable? Fear not: you are in the perfect place for God to enter with his plan! In fact, your disappointments and failures are merely minor setbacks preceding a major comeback,” reads the description.
“In Faith Forward Future, Chad Veach presents the proof that God has always known you, has always cared, and is waiting to give you his better dream for your life,” it continues. “When you hear his words and release your broken dreams, you’ll receive all that God has in store and be enabled to reach your best possible tomorrow. With powerful Bible teaching and practical guidance, Veach invites you to stop limiting tomorrow’s possibilities by learning how to ask God for big things today, dismiss the distractions of regret by being empowered to use your past for good, and redefine success by joining God in writing the remarkable story of your life!”
Although Veach — who pastors stars like Justin Bieber and Kourtney Kardashian — is seen by many as a “celebrity pastor,” he told The Gospel Herald he views himself a preacher to all people. Previously told GH he strives to “journey with folks” and “embrace them where they’re at.”
“Most Christians are afraid of getting written off or judged or ostracized, and we’ve got to prove to people that we’re willing to journey with them and that we’re not afraid of getting messy and talking about real life issues,” he said.
“The Bible says, ‘love covers a multitude of sins,'” he continued. “Are we going to provide covering? Are we going to provide prayer? Are we going to journey with people for the long road and not just the short term? This is the Father’s heart. This is God’s view of humanity.”