Rescue

Hannibal Books
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Tested and tried with more than any Christian could be expected to endure, these servants refused to allow Satan to send them packing back to America. American Missionaries Jean Phillips and her husband Gene lived through some of the most harrowing moments in African history of the last half century--through unthinkable hardships that would have caused most people to abandon their cause. From the Rhodesian civil war to bush country living, to an abduction that almost took their lives, the Phillipses learned the dependability of God's rescue again and again. When all else seemed to fail them, God came through -- sparing their lives, answering their prayers, making a way through the darkest nights, meeting their special family needs, and helping them sing praises despite one frightening traumatic episode after another. Walk with this inspiring couple through those harrowing years when they were literally refined by the African fires blazing around them. Foreword by International Mission Board President Jerry Rankin This is what others are saying about this book: "Anxiety, uncertainty, fear, emptiness, Repressed in the day. Expressed in the night. Where is their help? Where is their hope? Walk with these pilgrims. Try the truths of which they testify. And you, too, will prove Him who is The Way." -- Randy Sprinkle, International Prayer Strategy Director, International Mission Board "Walk in the path of this modern-day Priscilla anbd Aquilla as they live out their lives on mission with God in Africa." -- David Crutchley, former Africa missionary, now seminary leader "Through tears, laughter, joy and thanksgiving, Jean Phillips shares a journey of an astounding faith. God's omnipresence and power are seen in the lives of this one family." --Evelyn Blount, South Carolina Woman's Mission Union Jean Phillips was appointed a Southern Baptist career missionary in 1956 and served in Rhodesia (later renamed Zimbabwe) for 40 years. After retirement, she and husband Gene returned to Lesotho, Africa, as mission volunteers. Today, they make their home in South Carolina but frequently travel back to Africa to visit and minister.
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Publisher
Hannibal Books
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Published on
Feb 28, 2002
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Pages
184
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ISBN
9780929292892
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Religious
Religion / Christian Ministry / Missions
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Nik Ripken
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 spiritual and emotional odyssey. The gripping, narrative account of a personal pilgrimage into some of the toughest places on earth, combined with sobering and insightful stories of the remarkable people of faith Nik and Ruth encountered on their journeys, will serve as a powerful course of revelation, growth, and challenge for anyone who wants to know whether God truly is enough.
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