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Perhaps the most important book of the decade
on 30 May 2013
Andrew White reflects the glory of God more than any other Christian writer I know. He is a man wholly given over to Jesus, and because of that God is able to work through him in an extraordinary way.
His book shows the power of God's presence in Iraq and the middle east. He is an academic who loves being with people. He lays out the causes of the conflict and shows the way to resolution - through forgiveness.
But more than that his writing reveals the glory of God - the sheer goodness of God and how He can be trusted. He and his church live in the most appalling conditions; experiencing murder, kidnapping, rape, and deprivation on a scale those of us living in the West cannot imagine. People here get annoyed when their wheelie bins are stolen, yet over there whole houses and districts and families are destroyed, without a second though.
The keynote of Christians belonging to St. George's church is 'Joy', because they are held by the Holy Spirit - they know the presence of Jesus. Even writing of the horrors, and revealing the source of deep injustice, including the attitude of influential leaders of the Anglican church down the centuries (and now even) to Israel, it is the joy of the Lord that spills out of the pages of this book.
Father, Forgive is a seminal work, and the truthfulness of it will annoy many. But for those who love Jesus Christ and who love to glorify God, it is an utter delight. I keep buying copies to give to others.