Renowned Evangelical Hispanic Leader, Author, Justice and Righteousness Advocate Reverend Samuel Rodriguez Releases New Book, The Lamb's Agenda

Apr 02, 2013, 18:31 ET from The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, an electrifying voice on the national scene, sees a movement that affirms personal spiritual renewal, biblical orthodoxy, and also the reformation of our culture and society—one Cross-inspired act at a time. He outlines this in his new release The Lamb's Agenda, Why Jesus Is Calling You to a Life of Righteousness and Justice.

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Written in a contemporary style, he shares that there is a divine cure for our ailing nation. To get there Rodriguez says we must get back to basics, and The Lamb's Agenda shows us how. Joining the messages of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Billy Graham, Rodriguez reveals in The Lamb's Agenda ( the crucial connection between Biblical social justice and spiritual righteousness.

"Getting back to the basics of Christianity," says Rodriguez, "means extending our efforts simultaneously in the vertical direction of God and the horizontal direction of our neighbors. If Christians step out in faith, our greatest days are ahead of us, personally and socially, spiritually and culturally." Rodriguez concludes, "In this critical moment, begrudging service and empty religiosity must be replaced by the vibrancy of the Lamb's agenda."

As the leading spokesperson for Hispanic Evangelicals, Rev. Samuel Rodriguez has been a featured speaker in White House and Congressional meetings on Hispanic American issues and Justice concerns, and gave the benediction at the 2012 Republican National Convention. His nonpartisan commitment enables Samuel to meet with both sides of the aisle. Rodriguez is the current President of The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, America's largest Hispanic Christian Organization unifying, serving and representing millions in the Hispanic Community via 40, 118 member churches.

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez was recently nominated for TIME Magazine's 2013 list of most influential people. He has been featured, profiled and quoted by the New York Times, Christianity Today, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Univision, Fox News and Ministries Today. Rev. Rodriguez was named by CNN as "The leader of the Hispanic Evangelical Movement." The Wall St. Journal identified him as One of America's 7 most influential Hispanic Leaders, and the only religious leader on the list and the San Francisco Chronicle described Samuel as one of the 6 Leaders of the New Evangelical Leadership.

In January 2013, Rev. Samuel Rodriguez was honored to be the first Latino to give the Keynote speech at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Commemorative Service at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. Rodriguez is also the recipient of The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award presented by the Congress on Racial Equality.

Bernice A. King, Founder and president, Be A King Enterprises, LLC, said, "Reverend Rodriquez reveals that we are dealing with the clashing of human-interest agendas not far from those my father faced in April 1963. He also proposes the need to go back to the basic founding principles of our nation, which were biblical."

Jim Daly, President, Focus on the Family, said, "The Lamb's Agenda is a clarion call for Christians to embrace truth and grace in equal measure. Sam Rodriguez believes that if we can get the balance right, America may be on the cusp of a Third Great Awakening. I pray it will be so!"

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez also writes and contributes to world-recognized publications such as Ministry Today, Enrichment Journal, The Washington Post and Newsweek "On Faith" Panel, Outreach magazine, Charisma, Christianity Today, Yale Reflections, and others. He is also the author of Path of Miracles, The Seven Life-Changing Principles That Lead To Purpose and Fulfillment.

The Lamb's Agenda is published by Thomas Nelson and available in stores and online April 2, 2013.

The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, the nation's largest Christian Hispanic organization, is the Hispanic Evangelical Association unifying, serving and representing millions in the Hispanic Born Again Community via 40,118 member churches by reconciling the vertical and horizontal of the Christian message through the 7 Directives of Life, Family, Compassionate Evangelism, Stewardship, Justice, Education and Youth.

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SOURCE The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference