God's Smuggler (Young Reader's Edition)

by Brother Andrew (Adapter)

Other authorsElizabeth Sherrill (Author), John Sherrill (Author), Brother Andrew (Author), Tim Foley (Illustrator)
Paperback, 2017

Status

Available

Call number

266.0092

Publication

Chosen Books (2017), Edition: Young Reader's, 224 pages

Description

Biography & Autobiography. Religion & Spirituality. Nonfiction. As a boy he dreamed of being a spy - undercover behind enemy lines. As a man he found himself undercover for God. Brother Andrew was his name, and for decades his life story, recounted in God's Smuggler, has awed and inspired millions. This bestseller tells of the young Dutch factory worker's incredible efforts to transport Bibles across closed borders - and the miraculous ways in which God provided for him every step of the way. This story is reintroduced in a 35th anniversary edition with a new foreword and afterword. Brother Andrew's story remains as inspiring today as it was thirty-five years ago, and with this new release it will motivate a new generation to risk everything to follow God's call.… (more)

Media reviews

Los Angeles Times
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.

User reviews

LibraryThing member autumnesf
Very interesting story of a man that took bibles into communists countries.
LibraryThing member nesum
One of my absolute favorite Christian biographies. Brother Andrew's story never fails to fill me with awe and wonder at God's strength. An absolute must-read for Christians or anyone interested in Christianity and missions.
LibraryThing member coffeebookperfect
One of my favourite books - The testimonies in this book are great examples of trust in God
LibraryThing member MrsLee
A powerful look at our faith and the power of our God.
LibraryThing member ncarman31
I found God’s Smuggler lost in the shelves of the library, an old edition of a book originally published back in the ‘60’s. I had some vague recollection of reading about Brother Andrew’s story in a Christian comic book once upon a time as a child, but this was the first time I had ever
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seen the book.

Brother Andrew’s story takes one back into the depths of the Cold War in Europe, when Western Europe was not the secure prosperous place it is today. Andrew’s account paints a fascinating picture of societies on both sides of the Iron Curtain.

I am not a practicing Christian and at times I felt uncomfortable with aspects Brother Andrew’s faith. However I very much enjoyed this account of one man slipping under the radar into the communist states of Eastern Europe and undermining their efforts to enforce atheism.
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LibraryThing member kijabi1
Brother Andrew wonders if American Christians are willing to die for anything, even their faith.
LibraryThing member ChuckS65
Read this years ago. A great story and testimony!
LibraryThing member Patbilly
Thank you, Brother Andrew, for sharing how you learned to trust God. In my earlier years of Christianity I trusted much more than I tend to even think about now. I needed this refresher and catalyst to think more and pray more about trusting our Lord. Mercy is God's greatest attribute and it is
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often manifest in answers to prayers...... as you so beautifully show in this book.
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LibraryThing member Patbilly
Thank you, Brother Andrew, for sharing how you learned to trust God. In my earlier years of Christianity I trusted much more than I tend to even think about now. I needed this refresher and catalyst to think more and pray more about trusting our Lord. Mercy is God's greatest attribute and it is
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often manifest in answers to prayers...... as you so beautifully show in this book.
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LibraryThing member FriendsLibraryFL
"Lord, in my luggage. I have Scripture that I want to take to your children across this border. When you were on earth, you may blind, I see. Now, I pray, make seeing eyes blind. Do not let the guards see those things you do not want them to see." Brother Andrew prayed, and the guards passed his
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car bulging with Bibles across the Yugoslav border in 1957. He began his mission to bring the word to worshipers cut off from their religion. It was a mission fraught with peril and pathos, financed by faith, supported by miracles.
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LibraryThing member learn2laugh
Strongly encouraged by this book.
LibraryThing member imakittycat
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 and supported by miracles.
*As I read this book, I was drawn in to the many turns that Brother
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Andrew's life took. To know that this book is a true account of his life is amazing. To constantly see the power of God at work in equipping Brother Andrew to get bibles to people and spread the gospel is so awesome and encouraging.*
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LibraryThing member sparkleandchico
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
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and I'm sure these people were faithfully praying for him.

The Bible smuggling part of the book is incredible and a reminder that God was and is at work to bring His Word to the unreached. Many times Bro Andrew and his team prayed as they crossed various borders carrying much needed Bibles illegally into "closed" countries in Eastern Europe and later to China. The guards nearly always searched the vehicles but found nothing! Although later Bro Andrew discovered that various secret police were fully aware of his activities and chose to allow it to continue...

Some charismatic leanings but not a big focus in the book and doesn't detract from the content. Recommended for those who need to be inspired in their Christian walk/evangelistic efforts.
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LibraryThing member cdiemert
As a boy he dreamed of being a spy undercover behind enemy lines. As a man he found himself undercover for God. Brother Andrew was his name and for decades his life story, recounted in God's Smuggler, has awed and inspired millions. The bestseller tells of the young Dutch factory worker's
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incredible efforts to transport Bibles across closed borders-and the miraculous ways in which God provided for him every step of the way. Revell and Chosen now reintroduce this powerful story with two new releases: a 35th anniversary edition and The Narrow Road, an expanded youth edition. Both contain a new foreword and afterword. The youth edition also features information about ministry to the persecuted church today, including country profiles, quotes from Christians in underground churches, "what if" scenarios based on real-life threats they face, and stories from others who have participated in Brother Andrew's Bible-smuggling work. Brother Andrew's story remains as inspiring today as it was thirty-five years ago, and with these new releases it will motivate a whole new generation to risk everything to follow God's call.
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LibraryThing member SarahGraceGrzy
Wow. Wow. Wow. This book, ya'll. I just can't even tell you how faith-strengthening, inspiring, adventuresome, and just down-right fun and encouraging this was! Simply amazing! Very highly recommended! Every Christian needs to read this! And even if your not into non-fiction, this is still a great
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book! At times I had to remind myself that is *was* non-fiction. Go find a copy of this!
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LibraryThing member wpcalibrary
The harrowing account of a young man who risked his life to smuggle Bibles through the borders of closed nations.
Working undercover for God, a mission that continues to this day, has made Brother Andrew one of the all-time heroes of the faith. His narrow escapes from danger to share the love of
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Jesus will encourage and embolden believers in their own walks of faith.
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LibraryThing member ImmanuelPPLibrary
How one man came face to face with the living God and how this encounter changed his life forever. True account of secret missionary activity behind the Iron Curtain.

Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

1967

Physical description

224 p.; 7.75 inches

ISBN

0800798058 / 9780800798055
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