Sergeant Tim Tremaine is the author of the 2016 book, «Officer Up! Creating a Climate for Appropriate Police Behavior» and created the concept of «peer intervention interoperability.» His second book, «Victory Through Surrender» is a 365-day Christian devotional workbook in two volumes on the topic, «How to live a life surrendered to Jesus Christ.» Sergeant Tremaine received a BA in Bible and History, and an MA in Religion from Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. His police career began in 1985 with the Arlington (Texas) Police Department (APD). Tim holds a Master Peace Officer certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. After retiring from APD as a patrolman, he joined the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office in Fort Worth as a deputy sheriff. He currently serves Tarrant County as the Extradition Sergeant. Tim is a distinguished graduate of the School of Police Supervision at the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration in Plano, Texas. Tim currently resides in Mansfield, Texas. Tim serves as a Community Group leader/teacher at Fielder Church in Arlington, Texas. Tim is also an itinerant speaker and sings in a Gospel quartet with three college classmates. Tim and his wife, Dottie, have two sons and two grandchildren.
LIVING THE SURRENDERED LIFE?
«I Surrender All.» This famous hymn was written by art teacher turned music evangelist, Judson W. Van De Venter, in 1896. Reprinted in countless hymnals ever since the song is an all-time favorite. How many times have we sung these words, «I will ever love and trust Him, in His presence daily live?» It is wonderful to assert in a song that we have made such a commitment, but how does it work from day to day? What does it really mean to surrender all to God? How do you actually do that in more than a symbolic way?
The answers to these questions and more are found in this book as it represents some of the devotional insights and inspired wisdom God has shared with saints down through the centuries. The light God provided them on their path can help illuminate our own. The answers they discovered to these same questions can inform our search as well. More than just a devotional thought for the day, the book invites the reader to intentionally and prayerfully engage with the Word. To that end, four styles of writing are included in the book:
— Excerpts and adaptations from 2000 years of Christian writings
— Hymns and poems from across the centuries and around the world
— Scripture passages converted to confessions of truth for recitation
— Extended Bible studies in a daily format for discipleship building.