God's Smuggler

Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
5 out of 5 stars (734 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

As a boy, he dreamed of being an undercover spy behind enemy lines. As a man, he found himself undercover for God. Brother Andrew was his name, and for decades, his life story has awed and inspired millions. This best-selling memoir recounts the incredible efforts of the young Dutch factory worker to transport Bibles across closed borders, and the miraculous ways in which God provided for him every step of the way.

Told it was impossible to minister behind the Iron Curtain, Andrew knew that nothing was too hard for God. "Lord," he prayed, "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.

©1967 Brother Andrew with John and Elizabeth Sherrill (P)1998 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Robert Whitfield does a splendid job reading this 'adventure.' His soft English accent brings out much of the author's humility, and wonder, in this journey." ( AudioFile)
"Tension builds page by page in this remarkable true document...more thrilling than a spy story with its numerous near escapes and mounting climaxes of danger." ( Los Angeles Times)

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God is still in control!

If you could sum up God's Smuggler in three words, what would they be?

God provided abundantly.

What did you like best about this story?

The parts I liked best about this story is that God provided through all the circumstances, He never let them down, no matter what.

What about Robert Whitfield’s performance did you like?

I felt like I was there, in the scenes, I was caught up in it so well.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Seen by God, unseen by man

Any additional comments?

If you like adventure, if thrills are your 'thing', then read or listen to this book. It will have you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what God does next. Awesome!

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Tremendous story.

This well-told bio adventure is definitely worth the listen. Fascinating insight into WWII, the rise of Communism, and the amazing lengths God goes to for His children.

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Inspiring

Great book! Really enjoyed this, talks about faith and what it can do to change your many lives for the better.

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Faith

It was great to listen to a book that depicted the awesome power of God.We know that he can make the blind eyes see but he can make the seeing eyes blind enabling His Word to get through to those that need it..Our God is an awesome God.

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Fantastic Biography of a Ministry

I wasn't disappointed when I took a chance on this one (Amazon reviewers really seemed to liked it). Although mine was read by Simon Vance (extraordinary British reader). A must hear along with G.K. Chesterton's biography of St. Francis of Assisi.

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God's Hands and Feet . . . Brother Andrew

This is a beautiful, humbling account of Brother Andrew, a young Dutch factory worker . . . how he, himself came to Christ while recovering from being wounded in the Dutch Army in Indonesia after WWII, deeply depressed, being cared for by Franciscan nuns, Andrew finally asked the sisters caring for him where they found such joy . . . and there his own journey began, reading the Bible, accepting Christ and learning day by day to let God show him how to trust that He could provide what was needed in His ministry behind the Iron Curtain . . . the story includes his childhood antics of hitting his brothers over the head with his wooden shoes (breaking them once, to his father's ire) and the joys and hardships of growing up one of ten children of an invalid mother and an almost deaf blacksmith . . . not quite fitting into the mold his earthly father had cast for him, Andrew had no desire to follow in his father's footsteps as a blacksmith . . . or to take up any of the other local trades that his brothers had chosen . . . after the war, however, his wounded ankle prevented him from doing many things, and at first he could only get around by using a bicycle . . . finally strong enough to work, he began work at a chocolate factory, where mostly women worked, and foul mouthed women they were . . . yet God began using Andrew there . . . this book is a blessing and a testament to what one man's obedience to the calling of Christ can accomplish . . . there are no coincidences . . . this book is a much needed listen for the Christians of today who have gotten so busy, with lives so full that they may have began to think it is of their own doing . . . stop, stand still, be quiet . . . we are free in America to worship, to love our God . . . because our forefathers died and risked it all for that freedom. . . and we have brothers and sisters in Christ across the world who still hunger for the word of God in nations that have banned the Bible . . . let us all pray and support our missionaries financially to get the Word to them . . .

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An incredible journey

I didn't know what to expect when I began listening to this story but I was instantly caught up in Andrew's struggle to find his way. Andrew's journey is awe inspiring and humbling.
This audio book is beautiful read as well.

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excellent testimony of God's work

this book was written 50 years ago - but it tells a great story of one man who shared the Good News that transformed his life with many others.

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awesome

this is an awesome book. I would highly recommend it to anybody to build their faith

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Simply incredible!

I had this on my "to-read" books for a long time and finally gave it a shot. I knew that it would have some heavy material in it and it certainly did. But, I did not expect the humor, wonderful characters, and story that followed throughout the book. It is such a good book, excellently written and wonderfully narrated. To be honest, I wasn't sure who Robert Whitfield was before listening to this, but he sounds very similar to Simon Vance. Overall, this is a fantastic listen that I am glad that I finally started and easily finished.