These firsthand lessons are the result of what has turned into his life's mission--learning and sharing the stories of God at work throughout the globe--to date he and his wife have conducted more than 600 interviews in 72 countries.
Regardless of your faith background, this book will challenge your perspective.
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"Our hope is that believers around the world will get close enough to the heart of God that the first images that come to mind when we hear the word “Muslim” are not Somali pirates or suicide bombers or violent jihadists or even terrorists. When we hear the word “Muslim,” we need to see and think of each and every individual Muslim as a lost person who is loved by God. We need to see each Muslim as a person in need of God’s grace and forgiveness. We need to see each Muslim as someone for whom Christ died.”
“Don’t ever give up in freedom what we would never have given up in persecution!
“The reason for persecution, then, is that people keep finding Jesus—and, then, they refuse to keep Him to themselves.”
“one of the most accurate ways to detect and measure the activity of God is to note the amount of opposition that is present.”
“Don’t you steal my joy! I took great joy that I was suffering in my country, so that you could be free to witness in your country.”
“You can only grow in persecution what you go into persecution with.”
"Lost people have a greater right to access Jesus than I have a right to exert my religious freedom.”
Key References (For Further Study)
Baptism: The Point of No Return A story from Somalia
Nik Ripken: Lessons from the persecuted world for America
Nik Ripken Suggested Book List