The Insanity of God Nik Ripken & Gregg Lewis Paperback, 384 pp., $14.99 B&H Books (January 1, 2013)
After six hard years in Somalia, Nik and Ruth—an ordinary couple from rural Kentuky—had a crisis of faith and left Africa asking God, “Does the gospel work anywhere when it is really a hard place? This gripping 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 they 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.
Hudson Taylor Vance Christie Paperback, 208 pp., $11.99 P & R Publishing (April 30, 2011)
James Hudson Taylor totally changed the way missionaries worked with indigenous peoples, setting an example that missionaries continue to follow to this day. This is the exciting story of a soul consecrated to God’s service. Journey with Taylor as he develops a belief in faith-based missions, immerse yourself with him in the vibrant local culture, and come to identify with those he served on the mission field. Hudson Taylor’s life is an inspiring and powerful story that will move you to take a new approach to witnessing for Christ in your own life.
G.I. Joe & Lillie Joe Bonsall Hardcover, 192 pp., $14.99 New Leaf Press (March 1, 2003)
The 1944 D-Day landings affected countless lives including G.I. Joe and his wife, Lillie. Old wounds never let G.I. Joe leave France. Nightmares and crippling injuries left him with only one true friend, but she was all he’d ever need. In Lillie’s America, it was sacrifice that preserved cherished freedoms, and loyalty kept families united and strong. Lillie’s steadfast faith and heartfelt devotion is a lesson for our time. This story of patriotism, bravery abroad and at home, and most of all, deep commitment, sets in a gold frame the very essence of America.
Charles Hodge Andrew Hoffecker Paperback, 400 pp., $19.99 P & R Publishing (November 1, 2011)
Charles Hodge (1797–1878) is regarded by many as the most significant American theologian of the nineteenth century. He drove the rapid growth of theological education and contributed to Presbyterianism’s wide-ranging influence in public life. His advocacy of a Reformed orthodoxy combined with evangelical piety spilled over into American evangelicalism as a whole. Hodge helped to define a distinctive ministerial model—the pastor-scholar—and his fingerprints can be seen all over the Reformed Christian scene of today.