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God's Smuggler

God's Smuggler

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As a boy, Brother Andrew dreamed of being an undercover spy working behind enemy lines. As a man be 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 want 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 Sherrills carry his ttory into the new millennium with an account of Andrew's work in the "closed" societies of Islam.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800796853
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/04/2015
Edition description: Expanded Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 118,266
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Brother Andrew began taking Bibles to Christians behind closed doors in 1955. His ministry, Open Doors International, continues to help Christians in the world's most oppressed countries. The author of numerous books, he lives in the Netherlands.

John and Elizabeth Sherrill, co-authors of numerous classics and two of the co-founders of Chosen Books, have traveled the world in search of stories that reveal the power of God. Learn more at

Table of Contents

Prologue: The Smuggler in Our Living Room5
1.Smoke and Bread Crusts7
2.The Yellow Straw Hat19
3.The Pebble in the Shell31
4.One Stormy Night36
5.The Step of Yes44
6.The Game of the Royal Way61
7.Behind the Iron Curtain79
8.The Cup of Suffering89
9.The Foundations Are Laid98
10.Lanterns in the Dark107
11.The Third Prayer117
12.Counterfeit Church133
13.To the Rim of the Inner Circle144
14.Abraham the Giant Killer153
15.The Greenhouse in the Garden165
16.The Work Begins to Expand176
17.Russia at First Glance191
18.For Russia with Love196
19.Bibles to the Russian Pastors205
20.The Awakening Dragon213
21.Twelve Apostles of Hope226
Epilogue: The Journey in the New Millennium243

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God's Smuggler 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Teresa_Konopka More than 1 year ago
This book really took me by surprise. I am neither evangelical nor Christian, but I found myself turning the pages and wondering what would happen next. The book follows the life of Andrew. Readers experience his childhood, his military life, his time in Indonesia with locals and monkey, his first love, his marriage to an unlikely beau, his conversion to Christianity, and his call to the missions field. I should note that the parts of the book that focus on Andrew's beau and wife are written in a classy manner. There is nothing graphic, and it is appropriate even for young readers. The innocence of true love is conveyed and nothing more. As for the missions, readers feel as if they are on a CIA mission as they follow Andrew through several communist countries. Places where Bibles and preaching are illegal make the book even more suspenseful. Most intriguing of all are the small coincidences that lined up with Andrew's prayers. This book is a must-read for people of all faiths. Also included is an interview with Andrew about more of his travels and even a section of photos. While there are no graphic details, the book does mention people dying, so sensitive readers should be warned.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don’t like biographies. I just do not like them, they bore me. But, this book was amazing. I cannot think of enough words to describe it. It had me hooked from the very first chapter. Brother Andrew’s faith was so so inspiring and encouraging. The miracles that God preformed in his life literally brought tears to me eyes. I believe every Christian, young or old, should read this captivating story. On the book cover, it says “more thrilling than a spy story.” That could not be more true. From Brother Andrew’s time in war, to smuggling a Bible bedtime the Iron Curtain, it was all way more thrilling than any spy story I have read. His story proves that no matter what your past, what you have done, God still loves you and He wants to use you. God can and will forgive you. The description says it will “inspire a new generation to step out on their own journeys of faith.” That’s definitely what this book done for me. ***I was sent this book by the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
tmurrell2 More than 1 year ago
Andrew grew up in a poor, but loving family in Holland. Years later found Brother Andrew sneaking behind the Iron Curtain to secretly deliver Bibles to the believers trapped there. Smuggling Bibles isn't without peril and hardships. But Brother Andrew was granted miracles and beautiful friendships with people all over the world that enabled him to spread the message of love to people who were starving for the message. I read this book years ago and couldn't put it down. So I was delighted with a chance to read the newest addition with the extras that were added to it. It's still a captivating story that inspires and convicts the reader. The writers have written the story to thrill the reader, but also to show the depths of love and great lengths that God will go to, to read His children. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good story, but also those who have a burden for spreading the word of God. I received this book free of charge from Chosen in exchange for my honest review.
LannieM More than 1 year ago
I recently finished reading God's Smuggler by Brother Andrew. Wow! What an incredible read! This was such an inspiring and fast-paced book! Brother Andrew's life has been full of breathless and exciting moments- all because he said "Yes" to God's call. I remember my mom reading this to my sisters and me when we were all little girls. I can recall thinking to myself how scary all those moments of smuggling Bibles must have been. It was a nostalgic read for that very reason, and I showed my mom this new edition with a great deal of excitement. I don't think I've ever flown through a non-fiction book like I have this one! Exciting, challenging, and heart pounding until the very last page! I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my fair and honest review.