Learning to Love: Passion, Compassion and the Essence of the Gospel

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Baker Books, Feb 15, 2013 - Religion - 192 pages
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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.

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Not a great book, but it was pretty good.

User Review  - MoriahN - Christianbook.com

While I had a bit of trouble getting started reading it, I do like books such as this one that share stories of God’s love at work and in action. This book did almost seem like more of a devotional ... Read full review

The passion of sharing the Gospel

User Review  - rael - Christianbook.com

In their book, Learning to Love, Heidi and Rolland Baker tag team to tell the excitement as well as the disappointments of Iris Ministries in Mozambique, Africa, where they feed and school thousands ... Read full review


The Cup of Joy and Suffering 57
Going Even Lower 115
Not by Might 159
Appendix 185

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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.

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