God's Smuggler

God's Smuggler

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A True-Life Thriller That Will Leave
You Breathless!

In the anniversary edition of this electrifying real-life story, readers are gripped from the first page by the harrowing account of a young man who risked his life to smuggle Bibles through the borders of closed nations. Now, sixty years after Brother Andrew first prayed for God's miracle protection, this expanded edition of a classic work encourages new readers to meet this remarkable man and his mission for the first time.

Working undercover for God, a mission that continues to this day, has made Brother Andrew one of the all-time heroes of the faith. His narrow escapes from danger to share the love of Jesus will encourage and embolden believers in their own walks of faith.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441229014
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/28/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 384,330
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Brother Andrew began taking Bibles to Christians behind closed borders in 1955. His ministry, which continues today, is known as Open Doors International. The author of numerous books, Brother Andrew makes his home in the Netherlands.

Elizabeth and John Sherrill
have co-authored numerous bestsellers--classics such as The Hiding Place, The Cross and the Switchblade, and God's Smuggler--and have traveled the world researching and writing articles and books. Formerly senior editors and now roving editors for Guideposts magazine, John and Elizabeth co-founded Chosen Books, along with Leonard and Catherine Marshall LeSourd. The Sherrills have three grown children, eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Brother Andrew began taking Bibles to Christians behind closed borders in 1955. That work has since developed into Open Doors International. He is the author and coauthor of numerous books, including God's Smuggler. Brother Andrew makes his home in the Netherlands.
John Sherrill (1923-2017) and his wife, Elizabeth, co-authored numerous bestsellers--classics such as The Hiding Place, The Cross and the Switchblade and God's Smuggler--and traveled the world researching and writing articles and books. Longtime editors for Guideposts magazine, they also co-founded Chosen Books. The Sherrills have three grown children, eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Elizabeth Sherrill (www.elizabethsherrill.com) and her husband, John, coauthored numerous bestsellers--classics such as The Hiding PlaceThe Cross and the Switchblade, and God's Smuggler. They were associated with Guideposts magazine for many years and were cofounders of Chosen Books, along with Leonard and Catherine Marshall LeSourd. Elizabeth has three children, eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. In May 2018, the Sherrills were awarded ECPA's Kenneth N. Taylor Lifetime Achievement Award during the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Christian Book Awards in Washington, DC, with Anne Graham Lotz. The video can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ict0sAhg3hk.

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.