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The Insanity of God: A True Story of Faith Resurrected

Paperback|Jan 2013
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Following God's call, Kentucky couple Nik and Ruth Ripken spent six years doing relief work in Somalia. Their experience caused a crisis of faith, as they doubted whether the gospel could ever work in the world's toughest places. This book...


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Following God's call, Kentucky couple Nik and Ruth Ripken spent six years doing relief work in Somalia. Their experience caused a crisis of faith, as they doubted whether the gospel could ever work in the world's toughest places. This book tells the unique story of God's response to that point of despair.


The Insanity of God is the personal and lifelong journey of an ordinary couple from rural Kentucky who thought they were going on just your ordinary missionary pilgrimage, but discovered it would be anything but. After spending over six hard years doing relief work in Somalia, and experiencing life where it looked like God had turned away completely and He was clueless about the tragedies of life, the couple had a crisis of faith and left Africa asking God, "Does the gospel work anywhere when it is really a hard place?& It sure didn't work in Somalia.

Nik recalls that, &"God had always been so real to me, to Ruth, and to our boys. But was He enough, for the utter weariness of soul I experienced at that time, in that place, under those circumstances?&" It is a question that many have asked and one that, if answered, can lead us to a whole new world of faith.

How does faith survive, let alone flourish in a place like the Middle East? How can Good truly overcome such evil? How do you maintain hope when all is darkness around you? How can we say &"greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world&" when it may not be visibly true in that place at that time? How does anyone live an abundant, victorious Christian life in our world&'s toughest places? Can Christianity even work outside of Western, dressed-up, ordered nations? If so, how?

The Insanity of God tells a story&-a remarkable and unique story to be sure, yet at heart a very human story&-of the Ripkens&' own

-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 365899
  • Product Code 9781433673085
  • ISBN 1433673088
  • EAN 9781433673085
  • Pages 384
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category Missions
  • Publisher Broadman & Holman
  • Publication Date Jan 2013
  • Sales Rank 2938
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 22mm
  • Weight 0.415kg

Nik Ripken

Nik Ripkenis the world’s leading expert on the persecuted church in Muslim contexts. He is a missions veteran of 25 years, having served primarily in North Africa and the Middle East. He is the author of many articles and, along with his wife, has done extensive research on the persecuted church, and on Muslim background believers, in approximately 60 countries.

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