Item description for Gods Smuggler (35th Anniversary Edition) by Brother Andrew, Andrew & John Sherrill...
Overview A True-Life Thriller That Will Leave You Breathless!
As a boy, Brother Andrew dreamed of being an undercover spy working behind enemy lines. As a man he found himself working undercover for God. His was a mission filled with danger, financed by faith, supported by miracles.
Told it was impossible to minister behind the Iron Curtain, Andrew knew that nothing was too hard for God. Crossing "closed" borders, he prayed, "Lord, in my luggage I have Scripture I wanted to take to your children. When you were on earth, You made blind eyes see. Now I pray, make seeing eyes blind. Do not let the guards see those things You do not want them to see." And they never did.
For 35 years, Brother Andrew's life story has inspired millions to step out on their own journeys of faith. This young Dutch factory worker's near-incredible adventures testify of God's step-by-step guidance and hour-by-hour provision-available to all who follow his call.
Far from being over, Brother Andrew's current adventures are his most challenging yet. In a new prologue and epilogue, the Sherills carry his story into the new millennium with an account of Andrew's work in the "closed" societies of Islam.
Publishers Description As a boy he dreamed of being a spy undercover behind enemy lines. As a man he found himself undercover for God. Brother Andrew was his name and for decades his life story, recounted in "God's Smuggler, " has awed and inspired millions. The bestseller tells of the young Dutch factory worker's incredible efforts to transport Bibles across closed borders--and the miraculous ways in which God provided for him every step of the way. Revell and Chosen now reintroduce this powerful story with two new releases: a 35th anniversary edition and "The Narrow Road, "an expanded youth edition. Both contain a new foreword and afterword. The youth edition also features information about ministry to the persecuted church today, including country profiles, quotes from Christians in underground churches, "what if" scenarios based on real-life threats they face, and stories from others who have participated in Brother Andrew's Bible-smuggling work. Brother Andrew's story remains as inspiring today as it was thirty-five years ago, and with these new releases it will motivate a whole new generation to risk everything to follow God's call.
God's Smuggler (35th Anniversary Edition)
By Brother Andrew, Elizabeth Sherrill, John L. Sherrill
As a boy he dreamed of being a spy undercover behind enemy lines. As a man he found himself undercover for God. Brother Andrew was his name and for decades his life story, recounted in God's Smuggler, has awed and inspired millions. The bestseller tells of the young Dutch factory worker's incredible efforts to transport Bibles across closed borders--and the miraculous ways in which God provided for him every step of the way.
Revell and Chosen now reintroduce this powerful story with two new releases: a 35th anniversary edition and The Narrow Road, an expanded youth edition. Both contain a new foreword and afterword. The youth edition also features information about ministry to the persecuted church today, including country profiles, quotes from Christians in underground churches, "what if" scenarios based on real-life threats they face, and stories from others who have participated in Brother Andrew's Bible-smuggling work.
Brother Andrew's story remains as inspiring today as it was thirty-five years ago, and with these new releases it will motivate a whole new generation to risk everything to follow God's call.
"Tension builds page by page in this remarkable true document . . . more thrilling than a spy story with its numerous near escapes and mounting climaxes of danger."--Los Angeles Times
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Format: Deluxe Edition
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.25" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Apr 5, 2012
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
ISBN 0800793013 ISBN13 9780800793012
Availability 0 units.
More About Brother Andrew, Andrew & John Sherrill
Brother Andrew began taking Bibles to Christians behind closed borders in 1955. That work has since developed into Open Doors International. He is the author and coauthor of numerous books, including God's Smuggler. Brother Andrew makes his home in the Netherlands. Al Janssen has co-written or authored more than twenty-five books, including Light Force. He is chairman of the board for Open Doors (USA) with Brother Andrew and is director of communications for Open Doors International. Janssen lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Reviews - What do customers think about Gods Smuggler (35th Anniversary Edition)?
Faith, Trust, Prayer, and Sacrifice... Sep 21, 2006
I just finished the missions classic, God's Smugger, by Brother Andrew. Holy cow...read this book! It takes the reader through the journey of Brother Andrew's early life as an 'adrenaline junkie-heavy drinking-reckless Dutch soldier' turned Bible smuggling missionary to the nations of the Iron Curtain.
Each chapter is a gripping real life account of Brother Andrew's travels. It's like reading a good suspense novel. Brother Andrew doesn't gloss over his own shortcomings, nor his fears and trepidations about his work. He simply just tells the miracles as they happened, and gives God the complete credit.
I won't spoil the story for you but I will say that certain books have come into my life at certain times. I believe it's for a reason: to encourage me, teach me, and strengthen my faith. God's Smuggler is serving as one of those books. There are a few themes that run through the entirety of the book:
* The power of faith--The book is so full of miracles...There are countless occasions when Brother Andrew should've been arrested, or killed, or stranded or (you get the picture), but God intervened in a miraculous way. * The power of prayer--Prayer was undoubtedly the fuel for this dangerous work serving God under Communism's oppression. Brother Andrew and his coworkers were prayer warriors. * The power of trust--Brother Andrew didn't, upon sensing God's call to work in the Communist countries, apply to an already established missions organization. He simply trusted God, day by day, to provided for his needs, so long as He was following His call. His trust for provision is incredible, and would probably be considered crazy by today's standards. * The power of sacrifice--Brother Andrew has lived a life most today would deem unlivable. He gave up multiple chances for 'the good life', and forsook even the most basic items that we today take for granted, all so that we could continue the work he felt called to.
Faith, prayer, trust, and sacrifice...much needed lessons for me in the 'here and now'.
A Meaningful Autobiography of Faith Jun 15, 2006
This is one of my favorite audio books but it is hard to put in words its very special qualities. The narrator is wonderful in giving a soft and moving portrait of a man who become transformed from a soldier who kills others into a Man of God who would sacrifice all he had to help a person worse off than himself. We witness the personal evolution of a radiant soul...and even a nonbeliever can be impressed. I liked the part that in his training, he was NOT allowed to pass the collection plate but had to depend on the goodwill of those he healed with his faith.
The details make the book special. Some examples: the friendship of Andrew with a monkey that he buys in Indonesia during his soldiering days; a letter he writes in utter loneliness to his girlfriend; finding a shilling that he turns over to another.
For the right person, this is a wonderful book for a present.
Can't stop reading until the end Jun 13, 2006
I am amazed to see how God use an ordinary person like brother Andrew to accomplish such an amazing works all accross the 'closed' countries. Reading this is like reading a novel. It has shown me that faith = trusting God + taking risk. If you enjoy this book, you will enjoy Loren Cunningham's books also.
I was really surprised! May 7, 2006
This book was given to me as a gift, and I tend to be suspicious of how good a book given as a gift might be. But this book was fantastic! It was hard to put down. Even Brother Andrew's boyhood days and life before he became a Christian was written in a way that kept you turning pages. I was sucked in very quickly.
The book reminded me a lot of the 1970s movie "Brother Sun, Sister Moon" about the life of St. Francis of Assisi. In both I saw a firey passion for God, a passion I wish I had. I found myself jealous of both St. Francis and Brother Andrew. I long for miracles in my life.
But it did remind me that the God in the Bible is just as active today as He was 2,000 years ago. Here is a 20th century person receiving almost daily miracles.
The book takes you from his boyhood all the way to Bible smuggler, and all the twists and turns in between - factory worker, soldier, etc. Each adventure is recounted in a way to keep you interested, no matter how mundane the job.
At any rate, this is a great book and worth reading. Buy it!
Greatest (Spy) Story Ever Told Aug 8, 2005
God's Smuggler is by far one of the best books I have ever read. It is told in a simple, humble, yet gripping style. Brother Andrew relates his life story in many different stages: boy, young man, soldier, Christian, missionary, and Bible smuggler behind the Iron Curtain. He has such a devotion to the Lord that it cannot help but be inspiring. I am so grateful for the testimony of such a devoted Christian. God's Smuggler is also the story of Brother Andrew's spiritual journey. Even a few chapters into the book, you feel as though you are Brother Andrew's old friend and laugh and cry along with him. This book is heartbreaking in the descriptions of the persecution Christians faced under communism's thumb despite "propaganda" stating otherwise. This is especially important today - despite the fact that many western Christians are oblivious to it, persecution of Christians still goes on all around the world. Reading God's Smuggler may inspire people to become involved in supporting the Churches in countries where religious freedom is just a dream. I would highly recommend this book to everyone from spy-novel lover to dedicated Christian. Enjoy!