Review of Ripken’s “The Insanity of God: A True Story of Faith Resurrected”

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Worth considering:

Pastors, preachers, and teachers would do well to meditate deeply on this work. Is the faith proclaimed in the pulpit one worth dying for? At last reckoning, sermon series on having marital sex thirty times in thirty days weren’t threatening to the kingdom of evil. They might actually mirror that kingdom more than Christ’s.  Are Christian educational plans equipping believers with a “heart Bible” that can’t be stripped away? Are the songs used in worship worth singing in a prison cell? “Insanity of God” reminds us these are real questions – not mere nitpicking.

The danger for American pastors reading this volume is that they will become sickened by the spiritual complacency of this nation. Some readers might be tempted to leave their comfortable place of service behind to go where others have so little opportunity to hear about Jesus. In the end, the problem one sees after reading this book may not be the so-called “Insanity of God”. The problem may be the kind of insanity experienced daily in the Western Church that fakes submission to Jesus as Lord without ever really following Him.

 

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