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Neither Bomb Nor Bullet: Benjamin Kwashi: Archbishop on the front line

Neither Bomb Nor Bullet: Benjamin Kwashi: Archbishop on the front line

by Andrew Boyd

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In the warzone that Nigeria has become, Archbishop Ben Kwashi has survived three assassination attempts. A brutal assault on his wife, Gloria, drove him to his knees - to forgive and find the strength to press on. Islamist militants have Nigeria in their sights. These are the terrorists who kidnapped hundreds of Christian schoolgirls - who have vowed to turn Africa's most populous nation into a hard-line Islamic state. Their plan is to drive the Christian minority from the north by kidnapping, bombing and attacking churches. Plateau State is on the frontline. But holding that line against Boko Haram, and standing firm for the Gospel, is Ben Kwashi, the Anglican Archbishop of Jos. In Jos, churches have been turned into fortresses and Archbishop Ben now conducts more funerals than weddings and baptisms put together. Yet his faith grows ever more vibrant. He has adopted scores of orphans who live in his home, including many who are HIV positive. And the challenge of his message - to live for the Gospel even in the face of terror - has never been so timely.

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ISBN-13: 9780857218438
Publisher: Lion Hudson
Publication date: 07/19/2019
Edition description: New edition
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 741,977
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Andrew Boyd
Andrew Boyd is an experienced journalist who has reported extensively around the world. His latest book Neither Bomb nor Bullet tells the inspirational story of Archbishop Ben Kwashi on the frontline of faith in Nigeria. Three times assassins have tried to kill him, but each time it just concentrates the mind. In the words of this warm and courageous man: "If God spares my life, no matter how short or long that is, I have something worth living and dying for. That kind of faith is what I am passing on to the coming generations. This world is not our home, we are strangers here, we've got business to do, let's get on and do it."

Table of Contents

Map 13
Timeline 14
The Assassins Return 16
Part One
Benji Bows In 17
You’re in the Army Now 35
Stopped in My Tracks 42
At a Crossroads 49
On the Shoulders of Giants 57
That Village Girl! 72
Breaking the Mould 92
Gloria Gives Her Answer 99
Part Two
First Drops of Blood 108
Gathering Storm Clouds 113
The Burnings 125
Under Suspicion 135
Battle for the Chapel 147
The Wild Wind 161
Mission, Money, and a Whiff of Corruption 170
Secret Societies 180
Jos Ablaze 188
Enemy at the Gates 201
“We are Dead” 208
Fresh Determination 216
Waifs and Strays 224
Witches, Wizards, and HIV 234
Valley of the Shadow 243
Part Three
Unlikely Archbishop 252
Boko Haram 255
Cannibalism and Revenge 265
Deadly Cattle Herders 272
Defending the Land? 284
Speaking Truth to Power 288
Chicken Wings 295
Appendix One: Letter to the World 302
Appendix Two: Letter to Charles 314
How You Can Give 336

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