on 14 April 2013
Having encountered a couple of scenarios described in this book first hand, I consider its accounts to be authentic. The scale on which its description of activity takes place is incredible and surprising.
I found some of the theological points made slightly ponderous and repetitive, on a couple of occasions overly literal and dismissive of academic study. However the powerful impact of facilitating engagement with the bible and the Holy Spirit, courageous faith, disciple making, releasing rather than controlling is incredibly insightful.
Discovery of the truths of Christian living through obedient action rather than force feeding well developed and presented theories is clearly much more dynamic and effective than many other ways of advancing the Kingdom of God. The rapid replication of discipleship and the speed of the generational cycles absolutely astounded me.
An entire book of war stories, lifting the lid on what is happening in the badlands of Islamist Africa shines a light where armies fear to march. That alone is worth the read.
If you want a break from engaging but lightweight Christian living pap, then read this and be encouraged.