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The Insanity of God is the personal and lifelong journey of an ordinary couple from rural Kentucky who thought they were going on just your ordinary missionary pilgrimage but discovered it would be anything but. After spending over six hard years doing relief work in Somalia and experiencing life where it looked like God had turned away completely and he was clueless about the tragedies of life, the couple had a crisis of faith and left Africa asking God, "Does the Gospel work anywhere when it is really a hard place?" It sure didn't work in Somalia.
Nik recalls, "God had always been so real to me, to Ruth, and to our boys. But was he enough for the utter weariness of soul I experienced at that time, in that place, under those circumstances?" It is a question that many have asked and one that, if answered, can lead us to a whole new world of faith. How does faith survive, let alone flourish, in a place like the Middle East? How can Ggod truly overcome such evil? How do you maintain hope when all is darkness around you? How can we say "greater is he that is in me than he that is in the world" when it may not be visibly true in that place at that time? How does anyone live an abundant, victorious Christian life in our world's toughest places? Can Christianity even work outside of Western, dressed-up, ordered nations? If so, how?
The Insanity of God tells a story - a remarkable and unique story to be sure, yet at heart a very human story - of the Ripkens' own spiritual and emotional odyssey. The gripping narrative account of a personal pilgrimage into some of the toughest places on Earth, combined with sobering and insightful stories of the remarkable people of faith Nik and Ruth encountered on their journeys, will serve as a powerful course of revelation, growth, and challenge for anyone who wants to know whether God truly is enough.
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By Nicholas Schumacher on 02-09-16

AMAZING Stories!

For the devout Christian, a book about Faith does not get more inspiring. This book tells the true story about a man who is a modern day Paul from the Bible. From the middle east to Russia, and China, this man's travels will keep you reading and will encourage you to dig deeper in your faith.

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By D. Scott Smith on 12-21-15

Simply amazing.

One of the most important books I've ever purchased on Audible. Highly recommend. I will be sharing with many

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By elmonds on 04-16-18

truth shall set you free

this is an honest and truthful book.
it will change ones perspectives of life.
we are beyond spoilt in western countries. read this book to have your perspectives aligned more closely with Gods

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By E.S. on 03-05-17

Couldn't stop listening. Powerful and beautiful.

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I learnt so much in this audiobook, it has totally inspired me to learn more, do more, and change, to somehow help those persecuted christians and all those suffering around the world. A great story also. I often find audiobooks hard to focus on whilst driving, this one was just so powerful I didn't want to stop listening. Beautifully written and narrated.

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By Anonymous User on 03-06-18

Amazing and challenging book

I hope and pray that the examples of believers who live in persecution don't just wash over me. Their measure of faith will be amazing to anyone in the Western church. They are so much more like the early church than we are and they are truly inspirational.

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By Andy on 01-06-17

Challenging yet inspiring.

It started out quite discouraging but through the crescendo, it enlarged my view of God.

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