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The Insanity of Obedience

Walking with Jesus in Tough Places
Narrated by: Joe Geoffrey
Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
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All Christian disciples have one thing in common: As they carry the Gospel across the ocean and across the street, persecution will become the norm for those who choose to follow Jesus. How believers respond in the face of persecution reveals everything about their level of faith and obedience.

The Insanity of Obedience is a bold challenge to global discipleship. Nik Ripken exposes the danger of safe Christianity and calls listeners to something greater. The Insanity of Obedience challenges Christians in the same provocative way that Jesus did. This book dares you - and prepares you - to cross the street and the oceans with the good news of Jesus Christ.

Some of Jesus' instructions sound uncomfortable and are potentially dangerous. We may be initially encouraged by his declaration, "I am sending you out." But how are we to respond when he then tells us that he is sending us out "like sheep among wolves"? In light of the words of Jesus, how can modern-day believers rest comfortably in the status quo? How can we embrace casual faith in light of the radical commands of Jesus, which are anything but casual?

Ripken brings decades of ministry experience in some of the most persecuted areas of the world to bear on our understanding of faith in Jesus. The Insanity of Obedience is a call to roll up your sleeves...and to follow and partner with Jesus in the toughest places on this planet.

"We have the high privilege of answering Jesus' call to go," Ripken says. "But let us be clear about this: We go on his terms, not ours. If we go at all, we go as sheep among wolves." Jesus gives us himself. And he gives us the tools necessary for those who dare to journey with him.

©2015 eChristian (P)2015 eChristian

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Life changing

Your life will be enriched and radically changed by the truth told in this book. A must read for everyone who calls themselves a follower of Jesus.

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More than rocks the boat!

This book's precursor, Insanity of God, rocked the boat, but Insanity of Obedience threw me out of it.

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Learn how to live in the coming persecutions.

Eye opening story's how Christians outside of the protection of the West live life day by day, minute by minute. They learn to be wise as serpents and inasent as doves.

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Great-But

I really enjoyed this book until the author started on gender roles. Turned it off after that.

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Persecuted for Christ

Good read, but 302 book pages. (Listened and read along.) Very Informative. Words of wisdom and practical testimonies are provided for those interested in the lives of people being tortured and persecuted for believing in and following the teachings of Christ Jesus. The story becomes increasingly engaging. Good narrator.

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A must read

Excellent book. So encouraging and challenging at the same time. A must read for all workers going overseas.

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Many great things, but lacks the authority

There are many fantastic lessons in this book, however in so many places the authors come up with there own ideas instead of simply looking to see what the Bible says. I wish they would take all the lessons from every chapter and do a careful study. Then they would have a book with authority.
As just one example they list 5 qualities of someone who should be descipled as a future church leader. It turns out that these 5 are part of the qualifications of elders listed in 1 Timothy and Titus. Why not use God's list and call the leader in training an elder candidate? It's because the authors, although seeking to be true to the Bible, haven't really understood that man does not live by bread alone but by EVERY Word that proceeds from the mouth of God.
They think worship is a type of meeting instead of declaring God's worth to Him. They have never thought about the Lord's request to be remembered every Lord's Day.
Similarly, through their research, they almost came to understand a NT church structure, church planting, etc, but having not compared scripture they make new recommendations instead of Biblical recommendations.
So in my assessment with Scripture, this book gets 3 of 5. I can only recommend it to those who are already solid in God's Word, not to those who are main-line denomination trained like the authors.
I do pray a revised and solid version would be printed. That would be a great book.

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Definitely a challenging book

This book was an eye opener to how believers around the world are suffering because of Christ. Definitely makes a person stop and think.

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Great book

Love me some Nik Ripkin and his mission. thanks for sharing this with us all

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Ouch! This a challenging book.<br />

The truth isn't always easy to swallow, but leaves a burning fire in your belly.

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Good book -

Not your normal book, will make you consider many biblical concepts - challenging our western thinking. Worth listening to.