The Insanity of Obedience Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

The Insanity of Obedience


  • Author : Nik Ripken
  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781433673092

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The Insanity of Obedience Excerpt :

Identifies the dangers of safe Christianity and the embracing of casual faith, daring readers to face the risk of persecution and partner with Jesus in the toughest places on Earth.

The Insanity of God Book
Score: 5
From 20 Ratings

The Insanity of God


  • Author : Nik Ripken
  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9781433673085

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The Insanity of God Excerpt :

Presents stories of persecuted Christians whose faith in Christ was not diminished by adverse circumstances, and the lessons that the author took from those stories and applied to his own beliefs about the sufficiency of God.

The Insanity of Obedience   Bible Study Book Book

The Insanity of Obedience Bible Study Book


  • Author : Nik Ripken
  • Publisher : Lifeway Church Resources
  • Release Date : 2016-07
  • Genre: Missions
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 143005512X

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The Insanity of Obedience Bible Study Book Excerpt :

The Insanity of Obedience Bible Study Book includes small-group experiences for six sessions, weekly individual-study opportunities, applicable Scripture, "How to Use This Study," and tips for leading a group. How do we begin to walk and work with God, especially in dangerous places? Based on the documentary The Insanity of God, this Bible study presents missionary Nik Ripken sharing true stories of people who are suffering for the name of Jesus. This study is an invitation to open your heart, your mind, and your eyes to the realities of walking with Jesus in difficult places. Engage with Scripture and see what it means to be a true follower of Jesus, not just someone who believes certain truths. Discover the answers to key missiological and theological questions about living sacrificially for the cause of Christ. Believers play a significant role in God's divine purpose. Observe how Christians all over the world are not only surviving but also thriving in the midst of persecution. Session Content: 1) Nations This session deals with God's command to be on mission and our response to His command. The Bible is to be lived out in the present active tense. 2) Persecution This session explores faith in persecution and suffering. Is obedience on this level insane, especially in the midst of popular theology that encourages obedience leading to success and comfort? 3) Family This session deals with the spread of the gospel by addition and exponential growth. Faith grows in families and communities, from a single believer to small groups of believers to succeeding generations. 4) Growth This session deals with the dynamics of healthy growth. 5) Victory This session describes and celebrates the miracle of victorious living through an enduring faith--especially in hostile environments. 6) Church This session is a summary and personal call to action for individuals, groups, and churches to join God's mission--no matter how insane obedience may look. Why? Because Jesus is worth

The Insanity of Sacrifice Book

The Insanity of Sacrifice


  • Author : Nik Ripken
  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2019-10-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781535951197

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The Insanity of Sacrifice Excerpt :

Bestselling author Nik Ripken, mentored by believers in persecution, offers a 90-day devotional to help you align your heart with God's, seeing the role sacrifice plays in the life of every follower of Jesus Christ. Individuals and families will be challenged to embrace sacrifice as their daily offering to God. It is through offering ourselves that we mirror the nature of the Father who gave His only Son to be crucified, and the nature of the Son who gave His very life to save sinners. Through this book readers will discover that their sacrifice can lead others, across the street and across the oceans, to discover new resurrection life in Christ.

A Portrait of Obedience Book

A Portrait of Obedience


  • Author : Sherry Wynne Tucker
  • Publisher : Covenant Books, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2020-10-26
  • Genre: Bibles
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 10 : 9781644682517

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A Portrait of Obedience Excerpt :

What does it look like when someone feels called to do something that doesn’t make sense? It depends on who you ask. To the one doing it, it seems like the only choice. To those looking on from the outside, it may look admirable, a little on the crazy side or bordering on insanity. This is the true story of one couple who knew that calling as they became unwittingly involved in the life of a stranger, a sweet old man named George who landed on their porch in the midst of a heart attack. Despite any real plan, Linda and Bobby answered a gentle nudge from God. As they surrendered, God perfectly orchestrated everything, allowing them all to receive a lifetime of living and loving in just eight months. When it was all over, they were unable to imagine anything more beautiful than the lifelong blessings they received. And then one last unexpected blessing came to light, which God used to open the eyes of those looking on from the outside.

Understand My Muslim People Book
Score: 1.5
From 2 Ratings

Understand My Muslim People


  • Author : Abraham Sarker
  • Publisher : Barclay Press
  • Release Date : 2004-11
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 1594980020

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Understand My Muslim People Excerpt :

For many Americans, questions, concerns, and misunderstandings surround the world's fastest-growing religion-Islam. Abraham Sarker, born and raised a devout Muslim, knows Islam and understands Muslim people. While Sarker was being trained as an Islamic leader, God miraculously opened his eyes and touched his heart with the gospel of Jesus Christ. He shares his story, then provides a clear description of the history, beliefs, and practices of Islam. Sarker concludes by giving us a better understanding of the Muslim mind-set and offers practical strategies Christians can use to engage in productive dialogue with Muslims.

How Could a Loving God  Book
Score: 5
From 4 Ratings

How Could a Loving God


  • Author : Ken Ham
  • Publisher : New Leaf Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2007-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 201
  • ISBN 10 : 9781614580171

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How Could a Loving God Excerpt :

It really isn't a fair fight, is it? The finite against the infinite. The limited against the unlimited? Is God indifferent to my suffering? How do I resolve this anger at God? Why didn't God prevent this from happening? Will I see loved ones again? Or is heaven just a "feel good" myth? People assume Christians have all the answers; yet, in the face of tragedy, death, or suffering, everyone struggles to find just the right words to bring comfort or closure to those in need. Sometimes just hearing "It is God's will" isn't enough. Sometimes just saying "God will turn this to good" seems so meaningless when despair is so profound. Often the pain goes too deep, the questions won't go away, and even the assurance of faith doesn't help. How could God let this happen? How can God love us, yet allow us to suffer in this way? What is the point of this? What is the purpose? In this provocative new book, Ken Ham makes clear answers found in the pages of Scripture - powerful, definitive, and in a way that helps our hearts to go beyond mere acceptance. When you grasp the reality of original sin (and all that it means), it creates a vital foundation for your heart to finally understand what follows.

Scandalous Grace Book

Scandalous Grace


  • Author : Preston M. Sprinkle
  • Publisher : David C Cook
  • Release Date : 2021-04-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN 10 : 9780830782505

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Scandalous Grace Excerpt :

Grace is a dangerous topic. We want to domesticate it, calm it down, and stuff it into a blue blazer and a pair of khakis. But biblical grace—or charis—doesn’t like to settle down. Grace is a dangerous topic because the Bible is a dangerous book. Scandalous Grace flows from the author’s half dozen years of teaching the Old Testament to college students. You might think that would produce a book about judgment – but he shows how every character, every event, every single page of the Old Testament bleeds grace. Rather than looking for heroes to emulate – readers discover a gracious God who loves to redeem the unredeemable.

You ve Got Libya Book

You ve Got Libya


  • Author : Greg Livingstone
  • Publisher : Monarch Books
  • Release Date : 2014-03-21
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857215192

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You ve Got Libya Excerpt :

Greg Livingstone has spent a lifetime planting churches in Muslim communities and can testify to the life-changing power of the gospel in even the most unpromising circumstances. This is his autobiography. Unwanted at birth and born out of wedlock no-one would have considered that Greg Livingstone would become a pioneer in missions to unreached Muslim peoples. And You’ve Got Libya charts his journey and his adventures. This first hand narrative is full of compelling humour and self-depreciating honesty as Livingstone travels all over the world proclaiming the Gospel. The result is a page turning tour de force that urges the reader to pursue God unreservedly and to join with Him in the adventure of pursuing the lost. Greg’s burden for the millions of Muslims who had no gospel witness amongst them led to the launching of Frontiers, a mission agency focusing exclusively on church planting amongst Muslim communities. Today, Frontiers is a movement of more than 1,000 field workers in nearly 50 countries.

Only One Life Book

Only One Life


  • Author : Jackie Green
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2018-06-05
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310352709

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Only One Life Excerpt :

Life keeps us running so fast and frenzied that we often lose sight of each day’s holy potential. Yet as a woman loved and called by God, your ordinary everyday matters more than you could possibly imagine. Your choices today shape the legacy you leave for future generations. You are part of a story that has existed long before you and will long outlast you. And you can play a unique and irreplaceable role. In Only One Life, mother-and-daughter team Jackie Green and Lauren McAfee invite you to join the company of women God is using to change the world. Through vivid portraits of women of the Bible, women of history, and women shaping the world today, you will discover how God multiplies seemingly small daily offerings of faithfulness. Come and see your own story reflected in the lives of women such as: Mary Magdalene, the first witness to Jesus’s resurrection. Catherine Booth, an early apologist for women’s rights and co-founder of the Salvation Army. Christine Caine, a contemporary speaker and human rights activist And other ordinary women who have done extraordinary things, including Harriet Tubman, Queen Esther, Lottie Moon, and Joni Eareckson Tada. Building a legacy through your “only one life” is not a calling for the elite few. It is a calling for you—as a woman with unique capacity to shape the future through your faith, family, gifts, and leadership. Only One Life will encourage and empower you to develop grit, grace, and the long view—able to change your world forever—starting today.

Bruchko Book
Score: 4.5
From 23 Ratings

Bruchko


  • Author : Bruce Olson
  • Publisher : Charisma Media
  • Release Date : 2006-07-18
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781599793214

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Bruchko Excerpt :

What happens when a nineteen-year-old boy leaves home and heads into the jungles to evangelize a murderous tribe of South American Indians? For Bruce Olson, it meant capture, disease, terror, loneliness, and torture. But what he discovered by trial and error has revolutionized then world of missions. Bruchko, which has sold more than 300,000 copies worldwide, has been called “more fantastic and harrowing than anything Hollywood could concoct.” Living with the Motilone Indians since 1961, Olson has won the friendship of four presidents of Colombia and has made appearances before the United Nations because of his efforts. Bruchko includes the story of his 1988 kidnapping by communist guerrillas and the nine months of captivity that followed. This revised version of Olson’s story will amaze you and remind you that simple faith in Christ can make anything possible. “[Bruchko is] an all-time missionary classic. Bruce Olson is a modern missionary hero who has modeled for us in our time the reaching of the unreached tribes.” --Loren Cunningham Co-founder, Youth With A Mission

Interrupted Book

Interrupted


  • Author : Jen Hatmaker
  • Publisher : Tyndale House
  • Release Date : 2014-07-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781631463549

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Interrupted Excerpt :

Interrupted follows the author’s messy journey through life and church and into living on mission. Snatching Jen from the grip of her consumer life, God began asking her questions like, “What is really the point of My Church? What have I really asked of you?” She was far too busy doing church than being church, even as a pastor’s wife, an author of five Christian books, and a committed believer for 26 years. She discovered she had missed the point. Christ brought Jen and her family to a place of living on mission by asking them tough questions, leading them through Scripture, and walking together with them on the path. Interrupted invites readers to take a similar journey.

The Mission of God s People Book

The Mission of God s People


  • Author : Christopher J. H. Wright
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310291121

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The Mission of God s People Excerpt :

In The Mission of God's People, part of the Biblical Theology for Life series, author Chris Wright offers a sweeping biblical survey of the holistic mission of the church, providing practical insight for today's church leaders. Wright gives special emphasis to theological trajectories of the Old Testament that not only illuminate God's mission but also suggest priorities for Christians engaged in God's world-changing work.

Barefoot Church Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

Barefoot Church


  • Author : Brandon Hatmaker
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2011-11-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310492276

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Barefoot Church Excerpt :

People are hungry to make a difference in their community, yet most don’t know where to start. In fact, “serving the least” is often one of the most neglected biblical mandates in the church. Barefoot Church shows readers how today’s church can be a catalyst for individual, collective, and social renewal in any context. Whether pastors or laypeople, readers will discover practical ideas that end up being as much about the Gospel and personal transformation as they are about serving the poor. Here they will see how the organizational structure of the church can be created or redesigned for mission in any context. Drawing from his own journey, Brandon Hatmaker proves to readers that serving the least is not a trendy act of benevolence but a lifestyle of authentic community and spiritual transformation. As Hatmaker writes, “My hope is that God would open our eyes more and more to the needs of our community. And that we would see it as the church’s responsibility to lead the charge.”

The Mind of a Missionary Book

The Mind of a Missionary


  • Author : David Joannes
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-07-27
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 0998061174

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The Mind of a Missionary Excerpt :

The Mind of a Missionary is your ammunition in the war against inaction. It is gasoline to set ablaze your missional zeal. Do you need an effective weapon to overcome the status quo? This is it. We all know that God fashioned you for greatness. He formed you for a purpose. God created you to know Him and to make Him known.