Faith Under Fire: What the Middle East Conflict Has Taught Me about God

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Lion Hudson PLC, Mar 1, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 160 pages
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The 'Vicar of Baghdad' encounters daily tragedy. What happened to his faith when a young girl in his congregation died, after much hope and prayer? He has met the best and worst: articulate, agreeable imams and rabbis; Christian venality and dishonesty. What has kept him willing to see the best?

Every time he returns to Iraq he may be saying goodbye to his family for the last time. What do they think? He suffers from MS. How does he remain cheerful despite his physical weakness, and its progression? What does he say to God, alone in his study, late at night?

He has been caught up in momentous events. Can he see the hand of God? Looking ahead, can he be optimistic about the future?

Where are his sources of spiritual energy? He solicits prayer: why?

'Not everything God calls us to do is painless,' he comments. 'Much of my work is simply about showing love to the unlovely.'

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User Review  - besure - LibraryThing

This book was not exactly what I expected. I didn't expect an Anglican priest to be so evangelical or familiar with signs and wonders. It was an easy short read, but I appreciated it. I appreciated ... Read full review

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A very personal account of an extraordinary ministry. Gives real insight into what it means to be a persecuted church in the 21st Century. The harrowing stories and the inspiring faith of Andrew and his congregation will touch you. Well worth the read. Read full review

About the author (2011)

Canon Andrew White, the vicar of St George's Church in Baghdad, has extensive experience of conflict mediation in Iraq and the wider Middle East. President and CEO of the Foundation for Reconciliation in the Middle East , launched in 2005, he has written extensively about conflict resolution and has been involved in many hostage negotiations. He is author of 'The Vicar of Baghdad'.

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