Tony Green is the author of Triumphant Surrender, Search the internet! The words Triumphant and Surrender are not typically found together. After all, winners triumph and losers surrender, right? In the world’s eyes, that is certainly right. Yet from a kingdom perspective, Triumphant and Surrender are a perfect match. The pivotal point of surrender to God’s plan for our lives occurs when we admit that our ways and thoughts are undeniably subordinate to God’s ways and thoughts. Once that happens, God uses the gospel of Jesus Christ, the transforming work of the Holy Spirit, and the profound truths of the Bible to orchestrate a magnificent triumph in us and through us.
This is a story of the dramatic events in one man’s life. These pages reveal what can happen when we walk in harmony with God versus the startling contrasts of what can happen when we thumb our nose at God. Can any of us imagine what might have happened in the Garden of Gethsemane had Jesus said, “Not thy will, Father, but mine be done!” Hell would have cackled with glee for far longer than just three days. In a lonely hotel room, one night in Hamburg, Germany, as anger against God heightened, this Spirit-fueled discourse was born, destined to help the hurting, offer clarity to the confused, and spark hope in the hopeless.
Tony Green’s speaking and writing credentials do not come from any formalized theological training. Instead, his story reflects a life that has experienced the battle of good versus evil firsthand. He grew up in humble beginnings, achieved a long career of worldly success, fell far off his high horse down to street rags, and has been rescued to a life of kingdom riches. In full transparency, Tony fearlessly tells on himself and in doing so demonstrates real accounts of God’s grace and mercy. Not called to live a comfortable life, Tony’s dramatic seasons in the refiner’s fire inspire his speaking and his writing. He yearns for God-through-him to make an impact on eternity.
He grew up in a small town in Arkansas, graduated high school and college in Texas, and worked in corporate America for thirty-one years. He was a Vice President of Sales for Coca-Cola for over a decade. In those years, he out-earned 99.6 percent of the world’s population. Yet he also lived classified as “homeless” for seven years, finally hitting the rock bottom of sleeping on inner-city sidewalks.
Through it all, God lived up to His promise, never revoking Tony’s spiritual gifts or his kingdom calling. Awakened to triumphant life in Christ, Tony broke a promise to himself and wrote and published Triumphant Surrender. In it, Tony fearlessly tells all the ugliness of his life striving to do things on his own versus the beauty of his life when he walks it out in the Spirit. His new favorite scripture comes from Apostle Paul in his second letter to the church family in Corinth: “If I must boast, I would rather boast about the things that show how weak I am.”