In the April 7, 2016, edition of his Turning Point Daily Devotional, David Jeremiah writes: “As a young man, Anthony Rossi emigrated from Italy. He sailed into New York Harbor, but his plans were to move to the South and become a farmer. One day, he visited the library at 42nd Street and 5th Avenue and found a book on agriculture. He sat down to read it at one of the long tables.
Another book was sitting there, titled The Life of Christ. Rossi, who knew little about Christ, began reading it and was transfixed. The next day, he purchased a Bible and became engrossed in its message.
Rossi became a Christian and a farmer. He’s remembered today as the citrus king of Florida and the founder of Tropicana orange juice. He became a leading Christian businessman in the 20th century, a man whose legacy far exceeds the “100 percent pure squeezed sunshine” that made him famous.
There are lots of books in the library, but only the life of Christ truly can change us. Only the Bible can produce lasting fruit in our lives. God’s message can transform you into someone you never could become on your own. He brings true sunshine to your soul.”
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