Wednesday, October 6, 2010
This book by Brother Andrew falls soundly in the category of Christian Thriller. From the first page on it is a page turner and very difficult to put down (though I managed to for long. Enough to make my man dinner last night!).
God's Smuggler tells the life story of Brother Andrew. It starts when he is a young bor, and follows him through WW2 in his childhood, his youth as a godless soldier, his conversion as a young adult after a war injury, and his ensuing growth in Christ. Brother And. rew led a very exciting life, but the must exciting part of it is the challenge it poses to other Christians.He takes aa heart wrenching look at our brothers and sisters in Christ and challenges us to follow our savior in caring for them in our words, actions and prayers.
A few of my favorite quotes from the book:
"A group is the right size, I guess, when each member can pray every day for every other member, indivvvidually and by name, interceeding for his personal needs as well as for the success of a particular mission."
"Our obligation [...] is simply to forgiv, however hard, and not to concern ourselves with the outcome in another's life."
God's Smuggler is a challenging book, an enjoyable book, and one I will be revisiting again soon. But I don't want it to stop. With simple enjoyment-that was not the purpose. Instead the book is a call for action, and that is where the real adventure in seeing God work begins.