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Author on ‘America’s Most Wanted’ to urge woman to surrender to FBI

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–Broadman & Holman author William “Bill” Fay was once president and CEO of a multi-million-dollar corporation and owned one of the larger houses of prostitution in the United States. He had ties to the mob, was involved in racketeering, bookmaking and gambling.
But that’s not why he’s appearing on the Fox Television Network program “America’s Most Wanted” on Nov. 13. Fay had a dramatic turnaround, and he thinks others — one woman in particular — can do the same.
“God chose to take my life and flip it over,” said the author of the B&H book, “Share Jesus Without Fear.” Broadman & Holman is the book publishing division of LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Share Jesus Without Fear earlier was published as a course book for group study by LifeWay’s discipleship and family division.
Fay teaches a fearless soul-winning approach. He also practices what he preaches. He’s shared his faith personally with over 25,000 people on a one-to-one basis.
One of those thousands with whom Fay has shared the gospel is Nova Guthrie, a young woman on the FBI’s Most Wanted list. Fay met her six months ago. Nova’s sister, a Christian, worked with Fay to set up a series of phone conversations that culminated in a face-to-face meeting in which Fay told Nova about Jesus Christ.
“It appeared to me that Nova was involved in something illegal and dangerous,” Fay said. “I asked her if she wanted to go through this alone or if she wanted Christ as her Savior. I assured her that once she accepted him into her life, he and I would walk with her every step of the way.”
Nova revealed that her boyfriend, who’d already served a 10-year prison term, was involved in a string of bank robberies. Fay persuaded Nova to turn herself in to the FBI. She did and gave them information about the thefts.
Though she was subsequently released on her own recognizance, recent videotape surveillance appears to show Nova and her boyfriend committing a series of multiple robberies, totaling upwards of $600,000.
America’s Most Wanted has enlisted Fay’s help to locate Nova and her boyfriend to put an end to the pattern of bank robberies.
“I’m issuing a televised plea to Nova to turn herself in to the authorities,” Fay said. Concerned for her spiritual and physical welfare, Fay hopes to persuade Nova to return to her faith and commitment to Christ and to the FBI for questioning.
The episode is expected to air Nov. 13 on Fox affiliate stations worldwide.
Fay also is the author of another B&H resource, the “Share Jesus Without Fear New Testament.”

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