God’s Smuggler – When You were on earth, You made blind eyes see. Now, I pray, make seeing eyes blind.

 

Have you ever noticed that when there is a need to spread God’s word, God Himself will choose someone and raise them to be a giant for his cause? What floors me is that he usually chooses one of the least likely persons to act on His behalf. This can definitely be said of Brother Andrew, his upbringing and his early adult life would no way indicate that he would become such an instrument of God.

Amazon Review on September 6, 2015

http://www.amazon.com/Gods-Smuggler-Brother-Andrew/dp/0800796853?ie=UTF8&keywords=Gods%20smugglers&qid=1464529295&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1

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This is a classic missionary biography. I just re-read it. I had forgotten that Brother Andrew includes his own personal testimony in the earlier chapters of the book. It’s really a great story from angry, drunk, suicidal and anti-God to Christian. God placed people in Andrew’s life at key points and I’m sure these people were faithfully praying for him.

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The power of trust–Brother Andrew didn’t, upon sensing God’s call to work in the Communist countries, apply to an already established missions organization. He simply trusted God, day by day, to provided for his needs, so long as He was following His call. His trust for provision is incredible, and would probably be considered crazy by today’s standards.

God’s Smuggler

by Brother Andrew and John Sherrill

A true-life thriller that will leave you breathless!

 

As a boy, Brother Andrew dreamed of being an undercover spy working behind enemy lines. As a man he found himself working undercover for God. His was a mission filled with danger, financed by faith, supported by miracles.

Told it was impossible to minister behind the Iron Curtain, Andrew knew that nothing was too hard for God. Crossing “closed” borders, he prayed, “Lord, 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.

For thirty-five years, Brother Andrew’s life story has inspired millions to step out on their own journeys of faith. This young Dutch factory worker’s near-incredible adventures testify of God’s step-by-step guidance and hour-by-hour provision–available to all who follow His call.

Read More:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/824062.God_s_Smuggler

 
Top Customer Review from Amazon.com

I just finished the missions classic, God’s Smugger, by Brother Andrew. Holy cow…read this book! It takes the reader through the journey of Brother Andrew’s early life as an ‘adrenaline junkie-heavy drinking-reckless Dutch soldier’ turned Bible smuggling missionary to the nations of the Iron Curtain.

Each chapter is a gripping real life account of Brother Andrew’s travels. It’s like reading a good suspense novel. Brother Andrew doesn’t gloss over his own shortcomings, nor his fears and trepidations about his work. He simply just tells the miracles as they happened, and gives God the complete credit.

I won’t spoil the story for you but I will say that certain books have come into my life at certain times. I believe it’s for a reason: to encourage me, teach me, and strengthen my faith. God’s Smuggler is serving as one of those books. There are a few themes that run through the entirety of the book:

* The power of faith–The book is so full of miracles…There are countless occasions when Brother Andrew should’ve been arrested, or killed, or stranded or (you get the picture), but God intervened in a miraculous way.

* The power of prayer–Prayer was undoubtedly the fuel for this dangerous work serving God under Communism’s oppression. Brother Andrew and his coworkers were prayer warriors.

* The power of trust–Brother Andrew didn’t, upon sensing God’s call to work in the Communist countries, apply to an already established missions organization. He simply trusted God, day by day, to provided for his needs, so long as He was following His call. His trust for provision is incredible, and would probably be considered crazy by today’s standards.

* The power of sacrifice–Brother Andrew has lived a life most today would deem unlivable. He gave up multiple chances for ‘the good life’, and forsook even the most basic items that we today take for granted, all so that we could continue the work he felt called to.

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