Will you follow Jesus even when it doesn’t make sense?
Nik Ripken has walked with followers of Christ from the
hills of Kentucky
to war-torn Somalia. Faced with suffering in his family, the
realities of war around him, and the systemic destruction of the work he felt
called to do, the evil was at times overwhelming. How could God be good, when life was so
dark? How could Christ reign
on a day when the number of martyrs included some of Nik’s best friends?
Is there really power in Christ no matter
The ashes of Somalia
led the Ripkens to travel around the world to listen to the stories of more
than 600 believers in over 60 countries.
These were men and women who had learned to be tough enough and
enough to walk with Jesus through environments of persecution. These believers shout along with the
testimony of those in Scripture that Jesus is worth it--He is worth my life,
the life of my spouse, and the lives of my children.
How does faith survive, let along flourish in the places
life that are overcome with the darkness of sin, despair, and
hopelessness? Join Nik as he
story of being taught by believers in persecution “how to follow Jesus, how to
love Jesus, and how to walk with Him day by day.” We may think that we would rather live
the world than to do the “insane” things that Jesus asks of us. But are we really more joyful than those
walking the darkest, craziest paths?
What does it mean if we are not?
Is God truly enough?
questions answered in The Insanity of
Nik Ripken is the world’s leading expert on the
church in Muslim contexts. He is
veteran of 25 years, having served primarily in North
and the Middle East.
He is the author of many articles and, along with his wife, has done
extensive research on the persecuted church, and on Muslim background
believers, in approximately 60 countries.
Paperback, 322 pages