25 March 2013

Learning To Love by Heidi and Rolland Baker, Book review

Publisher: Chosen Books (February 15, 2013)
ISBN-13: 978-0800795528


Missionary Leaders Reveal Behind-the-Scenes Glimpses from Africa!

Continuing where their book Expecting Miracles left off, this narrative draws from the last five years of the life of Iris Ministries. Woven alongside fascinating narrative from Mozambique is teaching from Heidi and Rolland that communicates the distilled wisdom about the heart of the Gospel from all their years of serving the poor.

More than any of their previous books, this one has the most to say about what Rolland and Heidi have learned about love--whether in Africa or wherever home might be: finding intimacy with Jesus, concentrating on the humble and lowly, being willing to suffer for love's sake, finding God's supply of utterly needed miracles, and walking in the unquenchable joy of the Lord. Every reader will find incredible challenge and refreshment in these pages.

My thoughts:

'Learning to Love' reflects a true love story, one that you will identify immediately with Jesus' love as shown in His earthly ministry! Make no mistake, Heidi and Rolland Baker are two exceptional people: nothing and I mean nothing will stop them from doing God's work, not even opposition from the world's evil side!

As both husband and wife relate heartfelt stories, some humourous, some sad, each one compelling you to see God's work through them, you will feel their amazing love for their fellowmen. 
Healing and faith pours out of them as they continually rescue babies, reach out in His name to help heal the blind, the deaf, and even hear the dumb speak.

Co-founders of Iris Ministries, this incredible duo brings hope and care to thousands all over Mozambique, providing daily care for no less than 10,000 children. Their extended network includes over 10,000 churches, Bible schools, primary schools and remote outreach programs. 
What a joy for them that many converts become ministers, lay preachers and teachers working all over the world!

Their message:

LOVE IS food and comfort to a ten year old amputee, abandoned on the side of the road.

LOVE IS a new roof for an elderly widow installed before the rainy season.

LOVE IS sharing hope with the homeless man on your street corner.

'God is not just moving in distant lands and if you are willing, He will do amazing things through your love when you stop for the one in front of you, it is that simple!'

A book to experience and reach out in HIS name to those who need YOU!

5 Stars for its message, none better presented than today, the first of this Holy week!

About the Authors:

Heidi and Rolland Baker, founders of Iris Ministries, served as missionaries in Indonesia and Hong Kong before following God's call in 1995 to Mozambique. In the face of overwhelming need, the Bakers now watch God provide miraculously for well over 10,000 children every day through their ministry, and many more through the Iris network of more than 15,000 churches, Bible schools, primary schools, and remote outreach programs. They live in Mozambique, Africa. 

I received this book free from BETHANY HOUSE PUBLISHERS & CHOSEN BOOKS as part of their blogger review program. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC 16 CFR, Part 255 'Guides concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising. I was not asked to write a positive review and all opinions expressed are entirely my own. 


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