The Insanity of God

insanityofgodI’ve been recommending this book to family, friends, and colleagues.  The author and his family spent several years in Somalia coordinating relief efforts, eventually leaving after suffering great loss and discouragement.  Seeking to understand how God works in and through difficultly, the second half of the book describes the worldwide search for answers through interviews and stories where faith triumphs in the midst of great opposition.  Here are a couple of the quotes I captured on my Kindle Paperwhite:

  • “I understand that one of the most accurate ways to detect and measure the activity of God is to note the amount of opposition that is present. The stronger the persecution, the more significant the spiritual vitality of the believers.”
  • “The turning point between that crippling fear and this new-found courageous freedom is the resurrection of Jesus.”
  • “What if the resurrection power available to Jesus’ followers in the New Testament is just as real for believers in our world today?”
  • “…before we can grasp the full meaning of the Resurrection, we first have to witness or experience crucifixion. If we spend our lives so afraid of suffering, so averse to sacrifice, that we avoid even the risk of persecution or crucifixion, then we might never discover the true wonder, joy and power of a resurrection faith. Ironically, avoiding suffering could be the very thing that prevents us from partnering deeply with the Risen Jesus.”

• Meet the Author • Eric

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