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Anne van der Bijl (1928–2022)

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Værker af Anne van der Bijl

God's Smuggler (1967) 3,143 eksemplarer
And God Changed His Mind (1990) 142 eksemplarer
The ethics of smuggling (1974) 110 eksemplarer
God's Call (2002) 98 eksemplarer
For the Love of My Brothers (1998) 85 eksemplarer
Battle for Africa (1977) 73 eksemplarer
Is Life So Dear? (1985) 54 eksemplarer
A Time for Heroes (1988) 49 eksemplarer
Building in a Broken World (1981) 45 eksemplarer
Prayer: The Real Battle (2010) 35 eksemplarer
Prayer Works (2006) 29 eksemplarer
God's Agent (Heroes of the Cross) (1983) 21 eksemplarer
Unlock Your Hidden Prayer Power (1987) 18 eksemplarer
Destined to suffer? (1979) 10 eksemplarer
What I Met Along the Way (1987) 7 eksemplarer
A Journey in the Company of God (1987) 6 eksemplarer
Kallet (1996) 1 eksemplar
Exodus 1 eksemplar
秘密信徒 1 eksemplar
Farlig tro 1 eksemplar
Chrétiens de l'ombre (2008) 1 eksemplar

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Vanya (1974) — Forord — 272 eksemplarer

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Kanonisk navn
Bijl, Anne van der
Juridisk navn
Anne van der Bijl
Andre navne
Brother Andrew
Fødselsdato
1928-05-11
Dødsdag
2022-09-27
Køn
male
Nationalitet
Netherlands
Land (til kort)
Netherlands
Fødested
The West
Bopæl
Sint Pancras, Netherlands (birth)
Uddannelse
Bible Training Institute
Erhverv
smuggler
preacher
Organisationer
Open Doors
Kort biografi
Andrew van der Bijl (1928-2022), known in English-speaking countries as Brother Andrew, is a Christian missionary famous for his exploits smuggling Bibles to communist countries in the height of the Cold War, a feat that has earned him the nickname "God's smuggler". Brother Andrew studied at the Bible Training Institute (now the International Christian College) in Glasgow, England. Brother Andrew was born in Sint Pancras, the Netherlands, and was the fourth of seven children to a poor, near deaf blacksmith.

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Brother Andrew is the well-known Dutch author of God's Smuggler. What is less well known is that he has spent much of the last few years travelling in the Middle East. The majority of this easy to read and yet challenging book recounts the story of converts to Christianity in a Muslim country. Although fictional, the story is based on real-life situations known to the authors and makes sobering reading as they recount the challenges, persecution and eventual martyrdom faced by these faithful believers. Remarkably after such an account the message of the remainder of the book is not that Christians should fear Muslims or be resentful, but rather it is a challenge to a good jihad" that would bring hope to the Muslim world. Andrew presents four challenges to the church today: "to love all Muslims by giving them the Good News, to forgive when we are attacked, to live lives totally committed to Jesus Christ, and to engage in the real war - the spiritual war". He suggests that the only hope for the world is if millions of Christians learn to love Muslims with Christ's love. This will certainly be costly but he challenges Christians to pray - "and pay the price."… (mere)
 
Markeret
drrichmccallum | 8 andre anmeldelser | Jul 27, 2023 |
This is the story of an ordinary Dutch man who went undercover for God. He smuggled Bibles into the most closed and dangerous countries of the world, risking his life over and over again. His life of faith and surrender is such a testimony and inspiration.
 
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phoovermt | 31 andre anmeldelser | May 11, 2023 |
This is a stunningly inspirational look at how God can change one person's life and redeem them from higher purposes. There are no punches pulled in this book, from Brother Andrew's backstory to the current ministry of Open Doors, and it is wonderful. The first half is a refreshing look at how not even Christians are perfect and how broken lives can be repurposed. The second half, with the Bible smuggling, is a mix of adventure and real emotion. This is a beautiful book that I would encourage every Christian to read at least once.… (mere)
 
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worddragon | 31 andre anmeldelser | Mar 2, 2022 |
The harrowing account of a young man who risked his life to smuggle Bibles through the borders of closed nations.
Working undercover for God, a mission that continues to this day, has made Brother Andrew one of the all-time heroes of the faith. His narrow escapes from danger to share the love of Jesus will encourage and embolden believers in their own walks of faith.
 
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wpcalibrary | 31 andre anmeldelser | Mar 2, 2022 |

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