Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Insanity of God

by Nik Ripken

This one's a combo coming of age tale and compilation of Christian war stories. Mr. Ripken tells how he became a missionary and served the people devastated by war in Somalia in the early 1990s. He was overwhelmed by the suffering of the people there and was at a loss as to how to minister to persecuted Christians. This sent him on a quest to research the experiences of Christians in other parts of the world who had gone through persecution. The stories he brought back were powerful. His own story, not so much. His experiences in Somalia are compelling in their own right, as important as the tales he shares second hand. But once he starts telling those stories, I found his account of his own reactions somewhat annoying. I was quite capable of feeling amazed, humbled and thankful by myself, thank you very much. Despite that, it is a book worth checking out.

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