The Insanity of God

  • by Nik Ripken, Gregg Lewis
  • Narrated by Joe Geoffrey
  • 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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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God's Manifest Power Through Persecution

After reading The Heavenly Man by Brother Yun and Tom Doyle's books, Dreams and Visions and Killing Christians, I was ready for the content of The Insanity of God. God is at work today and the challenge is to enter into that incredible Holy Spirit driven work and embrace my part in that work. Certainly this book is documenting just exactly how the gates of Hell are NOT prevailing against the Kingdom of Heaven!!! I say, "Yes!!! hallelujah!" Thanks to the brother and author of this book who was willing to travel to all these places and in great detail document for us what is as common as the sun rising in the east, namely the persecution of believers. Thanks for the excellent contrast and comparison of the different regions and how they are handling their struggles and thanks most of all for his own honesty and candor in sharing his heart felt struggles. As the father of four, I cried the most when his son died and grieved that loss also. The grace of God is certainly woven all throughout the journey that followed his son's death and those years of struggle in "Somaliland." Thanks for sharing your life with us! Excellent from start to finish and to say the least, challenging to my faith!
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- Allison A. Brown

You have got to read it!

If you have any belief in God ...or maybe you don't at all, this book is full of amazing true stories sure to make you cry and laugh and pray.
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- Jeff "Simply a man, powered by a loving God looking to make a difference in this world!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-10-2015
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