It is a story of Joshua Blahyi growing up in Africa, becoming a pagan priest in a local tribe to becoming one of the most feared warlords in Liberia. (Fighting naked and making human sacrifices. Forcing children to abandon their families and fight.) Then, in a radical transformation akin to that of Paul on the road to Damascus, Joshua met Jesus. Joshua is now a changed man. He reforms the lives of his former soldiers and raises three children with his wife. He is an evangelist in Liberia.
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About the Author
At age 11, Joshua Blahyi became the high priest of the entire Krahn tribe, a tribe given to violence and human sacrifice. In his late teens and early twenties, he was one of the most infamous and feared warlords in all of Africa leading an army of child soldiers in the Liberian Civil War. Today, after a road to Damascus type conversion experience, he is Evangelist and Pastor Joshua Blahyi, ministering to ex-combatants, former child soldiers, and other victims of this brutal civil war. He also ministers to thousands in crusades throughout West Africa and serves as a pastor in a local church in Monrovia, Liberia.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Sarpo-Krahn Tribe 21
Chapter 2 Family Ties 39
Chapter 3 The Priesthood 59
Chapter 4 The Priest Becomes General Butt Naked 91
Chapter 5 Trading Tribal Priesthood for a God-Honoring Priesthood 107
Chapter 6 Restoration Begins 129
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Proof positive that one encounter with Jesus Christ will change your life forever. Joshua Blahyi came out of the bondages of sin and spiritual darkness and into the marvelous light of the love of God. If God can change this man and He did,then there is hope for anyone who may consider themselves unworthy of redemption.
From the Evil Darkness of Satanic Control to the Glorious Light and Freedom of New Life in Jesus Christ In “The Redemption of An African Warlord” Joshua Blahyi begins by carefully developing the history background, and culture of the Sarpo-Krahn people, a warrior tribe who believed in conquest. As a child Joshua was trained to become a priest among his people; a people under the power and rule of Nyagheaweh, who was dominated by the devil and his demonic cohorts. Within a short time Joshua Blahyi became the youngest and one of the most powerful warlords in Liberia. Empowered and motivated by demonic forces, he became feared for his reputation of terror, as he sacrificed men, women, and babies, and recruited children to fight with him. In a blinding light, similar to Saul/Paul on the road to Damascus, Jesus appeared to Joshua, with a message of repentance. Joshua changed his allegiance from demonic darkness to the light of Christ; received forgiveness, regeneration, and restoration. He is now a testimony of the Light of Jesus Christ reaching out with the message of hope and love, redemption and renewal. Joshua story is remarkable, a powerful testimony of the grace and power of God to change a life, overcome bondage to Satan, and use him to bring the message of Christ’s forgiveness and redemptive power to those “lost” in the darkness of evil in Liberia, Africa. “The Redemption of An African Warlord: The Joshua Blahyi Story” will be of interest to everyone who has followed the troubled affairs of Africa, political, historical, and cultural. It will be of special interest to Christians with a prayer concern and World View of the expanding the Kingdom of God. A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.