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Pastor of God Manifest church shares the real-life stories of his childhood abuse and supernatural salvation.

HOUSTON, TEXAS – OCTOBER 01, 2019 – Jonnathan Zin Truong, Senior Pastor of God Manifest in Houston, Texas, released his autobiography titled Buddhists, Mormons & Jesus. The book details real-life events about Jonnathan’s life. From his abusive childhood to his first encounter where Jesus appears in an apartment fire to his miraculous salvation as God audibly speaks to two strangers (Mormons) telling them to knock on his door, this book will inspire you to believe for more and expand your limits of what God can do.  

“This is a testimony to the goodness of God,” stated Larry Taylor, author of Latter House Glory. “On every page the events of Jonnathan’s life are filled with sovereign supernatural acts of God, angelic visitations, and miracles unfolding.”  

Within the pages, Jonnathan shares about his early life growing up Buddhist while enduring terrible physical, emotional, and psychological abuse at home. Also, he shares about his radical conversion from a suicidal college student to a passionate follower of Jesus Christ.  

“I hope that God uses this book and my life as an instrument to introduce the lost to the goodness of God,” stated Jonnathan Zin Truong, author of Buddhists, Mormons & Jesus.  

This book will allow the reader to explore Jonnathan’s personal journey as he discovers the powerful love of God, explores the limits of faith, and ignites a passion to empower God’s people with a display of God’s raw power through signs, miracles, and wonders. This book will cause readers to dive into the limitless possibilities for all followers of Jesus Christ through the revelations and testimonies shared within the pages.  

“We are hoping that this book will encourage Christians everywhere that God uses ordinary people with broken pasts for His extraordinary purposes,” said Olivia Truong, Co-Pastor of God Manifest Church. “Our hope is that my husband’s journey of overcoming his horrific childhood to becoming a pastor and successful business man, will inspire others who have overcome adversity to discovery their potential in God.”  

Buddhists, Mormons & Jesus is available digitally and on paperback on and Kindle and will soon be available on Google Books and Apple Books:

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About Jonnathan Zin Truong

Jonnathan Zin Truong is an author and the Senior Pastor at God Manifest Church in Houston, Texas. He was born in New Jersey and raised in Houston by his Buddhist parents. He remained Buddhist for the first twenty-three years of his life until he experienced a radical encounter with God while he was in college and minutes from taking his own life.