The Insanity of God: A True Story of Faith Resurrected

Written by:
Gregg Lewis , Nik Ripken
Narrated by:
Joe Geoffrey

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
44
Narrator
17
Release Date
August 2015
Duration
9 hours 48 minutes
Summary
The Insanity of God is the personal and lifelong journey of an ordinary couple from rural Kentucky who thought they were going on just your ordinary missionary pilgrimage, but discovered it would be anything but. After spending over six hard years doing relief work in Somalia, and experiencing life where it looked like God had turned away completely and He was clueless about the tragedies of life, the couple had a crisis of faith and left Africa asking God, 'Does the gospel work anywhere when it is really a hard place? It sure didn't work in Somalia.Nik recalls that, “God had always been so real to me, to Ruth, and to our boys. But was He enough, for the utter weariness of soul I experienced at that time, in that place, under those circumstances?” It is a question that many have asked and one that, if answered, can lead us to a whole new world of faith. How does faith survive, let alone flourish in a place like the Middle East? How can Good truly overcome such evil? How do you maintain hope when all is darkness around you? How can we say “greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world” when it may not be visibly true in that place at that time? How does anyone live an abundant, victorious Christian life in our world's toughest places? Can Christianity even work outside of Western, dressed-up, ordered nations? If so, how? The Insanity of God tells a story-a remarkable and unique story to be sure, yet at heart a very human story-of the Ripkens' own spiritual and emotional odyssey. The gripping, narrative account of a personal pilgrimage into some of the toughest places on earth, combined with sobering and insightful stories of the remarkable people of faith Nik and Ruth encountered on their journeys, will serve as a powerful course of revelation, growth, and challenge for anyone who wants to know whether God truly is enough.
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Anonymous

This book has challenged and changed my walk with Jesus. I highly recommend reading this book.

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Claire S.

This book brought me to tears a few times. You can't help but to be humbled and stirred by the peoples' lives this book brings to life. If you are, or have been, a seeker - doubting the validity of the work of the Holy Spirit, this will touch your soul just as much as it had mine. The perfectly chosen narrator brings accross the story with such raw honesty that you hang on his every word. Praise the risen Jesus for granting us the gift of the stories of these faithful believers! A life changing, must-read (or listen) book for any believer or seeker.

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Anonymous

Remarkable! Humbling and inspiring. Every free Christian should here these stories of truly courageous and relentless faith in Christ. We’ll written and we’ll narrated. Highly recommended.

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Beth G.

Amazing Book!!! Encouraged me to live my Christian faith more boldly and to be thankful for the miracles that happen in my life every day. It reminded me why I am here and for whom I am living for-Jesus Christ my Savior and Lord. To him goes the glory ,to him and his father and his spirit that lives in me. Thank you Nik Ripken for sharing this testimony of your life and all the stories of great faith among my brothers and sisters in Christ around the world. I know better now how to pray for those who follow Christ in other lands as well as how to pray for the Christians her in the United States.

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Elizabeth

I can not but feel humbled after listening to this book. So many times, we take our religious freedom for granted. Hearing how Christians are so hungry for the Word of God that they will do anything to have a Bible makes me want to do more. I want to shake my fellow believers who sit around complaining about silly stuff and open their eyes to see. To see that there is more to God. When you listen to this book, may you be inspired to be the change!

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L Eby

If you really want to be challenged in your faith read or listen to this book! Learn how millions of Christians are persecuted for their faith today around the globe and what helps them to remain faithful amid horrible abuse and torture. Realize anew how good we Christians have it here in America! Or is it good? Why is there so many sleepy, dying Christians in America today? Maybe we aren't being challenged for our faith enough. Read this book and be amazed!

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Robert Price

What and incredible book! Be prepared to realize how chicken our American churches are compared to people who are really persecuted for their faith all over the world. This is an amazing story that will shine light on the true situation of the world that we live in.

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Brianna Busby

A wonderful compilation of stories in how God works in the toughest circumstances. He is with us, always.

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