Review: The Insanity of God: A True Story of Faith Resurrected

The Insanity of God: A True Story of Faith ResurrectedThe Insanity of God: A True Story of Faith Resurrected by Nik Ripken

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A truly remarkable book. Very stirring and edifying. If I say, “a little light on the scriptural exegesis,” don’t think that in saying this I believe myself to be worthy to shine the author’s shoes (or his wife’s). And I can say that precisely because he himself is a humble man. And a godly one.

His insights into the persecuted church around the world would be difficult to improve upon. Who else has had his experiences? He not only ministered faithfully in a nation, Somalia, where persecution of Christians was utterly intense, but he traveled around the world speaking to thousands of persecuted Christians and gleaning insight from them.

I do believe that American Christians need to learn from the example of our persecuted brothers around the world. I’m not a prophet; I have no idea what the future holds. But it’s not hard to see clouds gathering on the horizon. For this reason, this is close to a must-read for us.

Author: Mark Ward

PhD in NT; theological writer for Faithlife; former high school Bible textbook author for BJU Press; husband; father; ultimate frisbee player; member of the body of Christ.

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