The Insanity of God, by Nik Ripken

A book about the persecuted Christians in the world today. I put this book in the top two or three books I’ve read in the last decade.

The book doesn’t exactly sneak up on you, but the first chapters are just interesting, well-written story-building chapters to a destination you aren’t quite sure where. Then a few chapters later you find yourself already in a torrential river of powerful descriptions of what the church is really like in so many parts of the world. Pictures of a thing that people in America just do not know.

Will persecution come to America? The author wonders why it would. We are already asleep. Why would Satan do something that might wake us up. Persecution only occurs where there is faith.

Read the book. This isn’t even a recommendation and while not exactly a command, it is a declaration. Read the book.