Beautifully explained, Duke... thank you so much :) - a medical doc from Chennai to one of Duke's FaceBook posts about Thanksgiving Day on Job 1
Bro. Duke, an immense blessing is your life and an inspiration to follow THE LORD more passionately!!! – One Young Man From Hyderabad
Duke, you are a great blessing to Generation Now in India! - A Youth Pastor from Kolkota
Duke Annan, I like your working status on FaceBook which goes, "sweats at travelling and presenting Bible truths for the Google Generation." Not everyone will do this work. Appreciate it greatly. – A homemaker living in the United States
Duke, you are my favorite preacher – A corporate professional working in Hyderabad
Duke, I am always encouraged by the way you write to connect to this generation. Speaking their language is what helps to bridge the gap. Thank you brother for being an inspiration for many – A professional of Indian Origin living in Singapore
Duke, Love the way you link the Good News with current world affairs!!!! - Stephen Samuel, Wilson College Student, Mumbai
Bro. Duke, Thank you dear brother for this article of yours (‘Hell Talk: Kajal Agrawal’s & Jesus’) which many of my doubts about hell – A pharma student in Hyderabad
Dear Duke, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, had an inter-collegiate event called PULSE that drew students from throughout India. The tracts that you supplied (‘Bubbly Outside, Yet Empty Inside?’) were of great use as we gave them to youngsters who attended this event. And we gave copies of your magazine (‘The Days Of Your Youth’) too – a medical doctor living in New Delhi
The Lord bless you Bro. Duke for posting these timely prophetic messages to our generation on FaceBook! May the dear Lord enable you to write more and more of this stuff! – a Regent College, Vancouver, Canada, grad after reading Duke’s article, Death: A Perspective by Steve Jobs & The Scriptures
When you spoke, Bro. Duke about 10 different sexual sins and how to beat the temptation to commit them in Coimbatore on the 26 January 2011 at the Bethel IPA Youth Convention, I was there. I noted them all down in my Bible. I am consciously avoiding those 10 sins, by God’s grace! – A young woman living in Coimbatore.
Dear Duke Jeyaraj, I am delighted to hear that you preached a message titled, “The Combination Champion” in the Synergy Christmas Event to over 1000 folks in Bangalore (December 2011). Why don't you share the content of the same on your website and in your news letter so that many more could be brought to Jesus? Also you could share the content of the Bible class you led at your base. I am personally interested. I shall be grateful to you if you could forward the above in my email ID. When you come to my city you must spend a day with our college students. Keep up the great work you are doing. You are indeed a big blessing to so many people. – The Principal of a Roman Catholic Secular College in Madhya Pradesh.
I love this (Duke’s new way of sending ministry news via mass email through constantcontact.com). It is so professional! Yes, we need some professionalism too!! It was lovely to read this newsletter and update. I went through the latest edition of your magazine cover to cover. – A Indian living in the United States
We learned many new things in the Bible Study that you led at your base, Duke anna. I enjoyed every moment on that day. – An Infosys employee living in Hyderabad.
Duke, since you are the only preacher I know who writes a lot, travels extensively and talks to the hitec crowd and youth, my wife and I thought the Ipad will be very useful in the ministry. Hope you like it. And please let this be anonymous from our family to yours. Thanks. – A corporate company leader working with a leading multi-national company who lives in a particular Indian City (via sms) after sending Duke the Ipad as a gift.
You and Evan akka have been a great blessing in my life, Duke anna. The Bible studies you led which I have been a part of at various times when I was in India, really helped me to check my walk with God from time to time and gave me a better understanding of Him. – An Accenture Employee of Indian Origin living in Australia.
Dear Bro Duke, Thank you for taking your time and talking to me other day. It was encouraging and thought provoking. I am especially happy that you confronted me right away and explained my mistakes that I committed before God and with my wife. I am, infact, looking for a person like you who puts God's standards first instead of pleasing people, Trust me, I had bad experiences in India with a few so called pastors who always try to please people and compromise on God's truth. – A young married professional living in Canada after an hour-long counseling phone call with Duke.
Hello brother Duke, Your article published in the Youth For Christ mag, YouthTube about Amnon is very good. – A Gitam University student living in Vizag
Hi Duke annan, You'd may never know me. But you were my inspiration to write right from when I started reading "Arrows", the mag you once edited for Blessing Youth Mission, from my class 9. I am an avid Bible lover and a cut-throat sports enthusiast and in you, I found the perfect blend of both. – a production engineer with BHEL, Trichy
My husband and I are enjoy reading your books – an Indian couple living in Jersey City, The United States
I would like to appreciate Duke Jeyaraj for yet another wonderful article ‘Lessons from The Dirty Picture’, which Light of Life (LOL) magazine carried. He had dealt with a very sensitive issue of this era beautifully and left a polite, but stern note for the reader, in that article. I equally appreciate the LOL team for their courage in publishing such thought provoking articles. I wish God raise many such people like John the Baptist in preparing the world to repent and turn around to God with humility. – a woman living in Coonoor in a letter to the editor of Light of Life magazine – one of India’s leading Christian magazines.
I prayerfully wish to congratulate Duke Jeyaraj for his praiseworthy, Biblical, knowledgeable article, ‘Lesson from the Dirty Picture’ (published in Light of Life, Feb. 2012). He has given us and all the Christian generation in the present times, the Christian Truth revelation to the world, as it is the need of the hour. – a reader of Light of Life magazine living in Mysore in a Letter to the Editor.
The column "You can’t crawl out of hell" by Duke Jeyaraj (published in Light of Life, Nov. 11) was useful to me in more than one way. I’m glad that LOL publishes such useful articles, that too on a regular basis! The article is clear and well-classified. – a reader of Light of Life magazine living in Coimbatore in a Letter to the Editor
Dear Bro.Duke, I had not heard about you until this morning when I picked up a book you had written, which my daughter was reading. I glanced through the contents of the book and I must say I was really impressed with your writing. I went on to your website and read through some of the articles you had written. It is a very unique style of writing that you have and that is definitely a gift – The father of two teen-aged children living in Guntur
Bro. Duke, I follow your blogs (www.purposespot.blogspot.com) and your website (www.thedaysofyouryouth.com). I particularly appreciate your writings on how to overcome sexual temptation. They really helped me to guide youth in this part of the world. Thank you. - a Hyderabadi working in Cognizant Technology Solutions living in Cypress, California, The United States.
Dear Brother Duke, I read your magazine, The Days Of Your Youth and watched some of your videos on YouTube (www.youtube.com/visitduke). They are quite daring and relevant to the present generation!! It is really necessary to the modern young people as the devil pulls more people into his traps every day. I am going to give your magazine to one of my students in college. I would like to subscribe to your magazine and want to buy your book STRAIGHT TALK. – A college professor in Chennai
Dear Bro. Duke, I just want to thank you for the wonderful message on 5 characteristics of a backslider, from the book of Malachi which you preached on the 24 June 2012 Sunday Service of New Life AG Church, Hyderabad. I watch their services online once in a while and I am so glad I watched the Sunday's service you preached in. There were two points (though they are others) which you mentioned which put a thought in my mind: 1. Where you said you are preaching this message on the backslider as though you are sitting among the congregation and you want to hear it yourself. Great thought! I wish most of today's speakers think like this. 2. You had a great testimony about giving one's best years to Christ's mission rather than save it for later and at one's own convenience. One last thing, do you have "Grabbing the Google Generation" messages online which we can read or hear? – A young man of Indian Origin working in Bloomington, Minnesota, The United States
Beautiful message this morning on the marks of a backslidden believer from the book of Malachi in the New Life AG Church today, Bro. Duke. It went straight to my heart. – A young woman working for IBM, Hyderabad.
Hey Brother Duke, what an amazing sermon this Sunday you preached in the New Life AG Church! That was the first time I ever heard you preach and I learnt allot - A teen-aged girl living in Hyderabad
Hai Duke, I was one year junior to you in Ida Scudder School, Vellore. I just happened to see your articles in this website, www.TheDaysOfYourYouth.com. They are spiritually-uplifting and bring great blessings. – a nurse writing from Melbourne, Australia.
You can call Duke Jeyaraj’s message in New Life AG Church this morning on the marks of a backslidden Christian from the book of Malachi as ‘ a splash of cold water or a slap of love’ – media team of The New Life AG Church, Hyderabad, on their FaceBook page.
It was indeed a blessing for me to listen to you, brother Duke, share God's word. I wanted to speak to you and your wife personally after the sessions you both addressed in the Bethel IPA Youth Camp in Coimbatore (May 2012), but by then you had already gone. I'm a vivid reader of your articles in the 'Light of Life' magazine. I have also read some of your magazines. – a young woman writing from Coimbatore.
I tried this schedule for read through all the Bible which you came up as a FaceBook event. Finally after some delay due to work pressure, I finished the whole Bible yesterday following that schedule (22 July 2012). Though I couldn't keep up with the schedule on a daily basis, I wouldn’t have done this much had it not been for this event. Thank you so much, Duke. - a young lady doctor working with the Southern Railways living in Chennai who used Duke’s FaceBook event, “BIBLE READ IN FULL IN 8 MONTHS 4M MAY 1ST @ 6 CHAPTERS.”
Dear Duke and Evangelin, Thank you for gladly accepting our invitation to come for our church camp and ministering God's Word to us (October 2011). We were blessed by all your sessions and some still are talking about 7 Bs to beat temptation which Evangelin spoke about. The climax was on the last session on the last day when you, Duke, spoke with passion as if you were continuing from the prophetic Word shared by Reynold. This made a great impact on majority of the young people who responded to the altar call and came forward. I was encouraged by your sensitivity to the leading of the Holy Spirit. – Pastor Isaac Abel of Gateway International Ministries (GMI), Navi Mumbai
Dear Brother Duke and Sister Evan, It was such a joy to have you with us for the youth conference (May 2012). The ministry was a great blessing to our young people and to our church. We greatly appreciate your passion for the Lord and the great impact you are making among the young people. You have a very lovely family. May the Lord continue to bless you and the ministries richly. – Pastor David Prakasam of Bethel IPA Church, Coimbatore
Brother Duke, I am a fan of your sermons and I have read your magazine, The Days of Your Youth. It’s wonderful. It would be great to have you speak in a youth event in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. – a young man working with Teen Challenge, New Delhi
Well done dear Brother Duke! You are a sure inspiration! – A world-travelling preacher with the Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, who lives in Bangalore, after reading Duke’s mass emailed ministry reports.
This collection of Duke’s writings is a very very hotgospelmailcall to the gagagoogle generation and will make so many to shout yahoo to Yeshua!!!
I firmly believe that it is much more than just clever communication, the conviction and urgency comes through clearly. Duke identifies well with the existential anxieties of the young people. The Gospel claims are without compromise, the data and the warrants for the claims come from a variety of sources. Some of the sources may be challenged if we miss the big picture and purpose which is to confront this generation with the unique claims of Christ. Duke's love for cricket is obvious but his love for Christ is overpowering. The ability to see God's good news behind today's popular yet passing news is indeed truly amazing. My pastor Dr. Colton from Sri Lanka has often challenged us to clothe Christ in the garb of the people and communicate Him in the language of the people. I must admit that sometimes Duke stretches my imagination. In the past prophets were also known to be poets. The personal testimonies, the unique poetry and the prophetic challenge are all there. The deliberate style and the direct invitations cannot be missed. I know that some scholars may criticize some of the co-relationships of ideas in this book as illogical oversimplifications, but on the other hand so many scholarly works are simply gathering dust. Young people need some one today who can practically explain the Bible, what we believe in and how it must affect our behavior. He deals with topics like the Holy Spirit, water baptism, death and hell without the ambiguity that is often seen today. I pray that this book will have a wide circulation and open up many doors for discussion. I can see that God has positioned Duke and his family for this great G4 mission. I wish my friend and former student God's blessings in his mission, and pledge my fullest support. Vade Retero Satana, Ipse Venena Bibas... an ancient Benedictine prayer that I pray this book will help accomplish.- Dr. David Balasingh in his foreword for Duke’s second book, The Good News For The Google Generation.
To God be the Glory. I am just a donkey carrying His Word to the Google Generation. – Duke Jeyaraj in response to all this.