Book Review: God’s Smuggler

Gods SmugglerGod’s Smuggler was one of my favorite books of 2013. We’re now nearing the end of 2014, and I realized I never posted my review of this Brother Andrew classic. Oops! But, actually, that’s a good thing, because I didn’t have a chance to finish a book this week, so I’m happy to have such a good book to tell you about! Before I share my review, though, I’ll let the book talk for itself. God’s Smuggler has some fantastic quotes.

Whenever, wherever, however You want me, I’ll go. And I’ll begin this very minute. Lord, as I stand up from this place, and as I take my first step forward, will You consider this is a step toward complete obedience to You? I’ll call it the step of yes.

The enemy is fierce and he would like for you to think that he has on. Don’t believe his lie.

Why are we worried!” Rolf said suddenly. “This is God’s work. He’ll make a way for us.

Persecution is an enemy the Church has met and mastered many times. Indifference could prove to be a far more dangerous foe.

I have heard about this book for most of my life and, while I didn’t doubt the quality of the content, I expected it to be hard to read. After deciding to tackle it, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was easy to read and extremely engaging. Funny stories throughout the book made me laugh and people’s poignant desire for God’s word brought tears to my eyes on several occasions. Written in a style similar to The Hiding Place, I highly recommend this powerful story of a life of service, adventure and faith.

Have you read God’s Smuggler? If not, do you plan on adding it to your to-read list now? You should!

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  1. Lina

     /  November 15, 2014

    Actually, I’m reading this book for school right now! I’ve read it before and am enjoying it even more the second time around! It is a must-read!
    P.S. I’m really bummed that I missed the hangout with you and the Harrises on the Rebelution. Could you do it again soon?

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  2. I read God’s Smuggler in early 2013 as well after receiving as a present. Definitely an excellent book. I wrote a (really, really long) report about it awhile back and when I read this I realized I never posted it on my blog. Here’s the link to it: http://TiAS.rothfuss.us/gods-smuggler/. Thanks for the inspiration to get it done. (-:

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  3. I think I read it last year for school. Actually, it was called The Narrow Road, which I think is either the same thing or the same thing changed slightly. Whatever it was, I LOVED it. It’s a re-read already.

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