Number of pages: 225
The premise of this book is suffering as a Christian, and how believers should not cause it to turn away from their faith. Right at the start, he talks about how his mission organisation, GFA World, came under attack, through various allegations that were made against them, and what makes it more shocking was that it came from other Christians. At one point in the book, I even notices that he thinks about how he would have liked to have responded to the persecution through prayer, and imagines how God would have responded.
A lot of the book is based on the author's own experience, as are many Christian books that I have read, and this gave me a good insight into him; for example, I did not realise that he considered commiting suicide when he was younger. I found this book more readable and engaging than some of K.P. Yohannan's books, and he did reference some familiar source material. Not surprisingly, the book of Job from the Bible came up, and the works C.S. Lewis were mentioned several times.
I did enjoy most of this book, although some bits involving the notion that the apocalypse may be immenent felt a bit intense, as did his overly conservative views about why God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, and I would therefore not recommend this to others who are just looking into Christianity. It is definitely a book that I would read again, though.
Next book: Truth, Half-Truths and Little White Lies (Nick Frost)