129. “The Insanity Of God: A True Story Of Faith Resurrected” By Nik Ripken

129. “. . . As my time in Ukraine was drawing to a close I recall those final days in Russia., especially when I was told that persecution was as normal as the sun coming up in the east. I wonder if my Ukrainian friends would have the same view of persecution? I was yet with another group of believes and their stories of prison, persecution, and God’s provision for His people. Once again, I was struck by the power of the testimonies and stories that I was hearing. As we to an end of our time together, ‘I just don’t understand why you haven’t collected these stories in a book? Believers around the world ought to hear what you’ve been telling me hear today. Your stories are amazing! These are inspiring testimonies! I’ve never heard anything like them.’ An older pastor reached out and took my shoulder; he clamped his other arm tightly around my arm and looked me right in the eye. He said, ‘Son, when did you stop reading your Bible? All of our stories are in the Bible. God has already written them down. Why would we write books to tell our stories when God has already told His story? If you would just read the Bible you would see that our stories are there.’ He paused and then asked me again, ‘When did you stop reading your Bible? . . .’” ~ Nik Ripken

“Is He Worth It?” ~ Erskin