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God’s Smuggler

author Posted by: Mike on date Aug 27th, 2003 | filed Filed under: Books

There are great benefits to reading books about missionaries. I find that they stretch my thinking and my faith in new and challenging ways. God’s Smuggler by Brother Andrew with John and Elizabeth Sherrill is such a book.

The Los Angeles Times review is as follows:

“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.”

This is an account of what God did through the faith of Brother Andrew and others. It’s powerful how God comes through in all kinds of circumstances.

A few things that you can learn from this book are:

  • Learn how to trust God without being a beggar,
  • How to play “The Game of the Royal Way”,
  • Learn how to “Walk in the Light, nothing hidden, nothing concealed, everything open and transparent for all to see.”

Of course, there is more to be learned from this book. Brother Andrew was about the business of smuggling Bibles behind the Iron Curtain of Communism. You will certainly see the impact of God’s Word in lives of those needing Bibles. We often forget how many famous ministries started out with one person. All God needs is someone willing to follow Him by faith.

We read this book during our family reading time. It has been a wonderful inspiration to all of us! More than that, I would call this book required reading for anyone wanting to do missionary work. All who read will discover much about how God controls all things to accomplish His purposes for His glory.

tag3 Responses to “God’s Smuggler”

  1. Paul Said,

    I first read God’s Smuggler in 1970. After digesting, somewhat reluctantly, C. S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity, I was offered this little book.It became instrumental in motivating my further inquiry that turned this former atheist into a believer.

    You certainly do NOT have to be a believer to read this book. Brother Andrew’s ‘autobiography’ is a compelling story on its own.

  2. Paul Said,

    Another book -by- Brother Andrew I’d recommend is “Building in a Broken World”, a study in the book of Nehemiah.

    Seems especially appropriate to much of what we see around us day to day.

  3. Paul Said,

    Brother Andrew is really more than a ‘mere’ missionary. And I wonder if he’s in any typical OF missionaries.

    I would call him a visionary with a personality like the Apostle Paul’s: unafraid to challenge anyone and unafraid of his own challenges.

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