Dispatches from the Front
Stories of Gospel Advance in the World’s Difficult Places
China, Pakistan, Egypt, Iraq – in these places, and more, God is at work. Christians are testifying. The gospel is advancing. Despite fierce opposition. Despite laboring against all odds. God is with His people, and the church grows.
In this captivating travelogue, a veteran missions mobilizer leads readers to experience global Christianity. Tim Keessee explores the faith and lives of Christians living in some of the world’s most perilous countries.
The incredible accounts recorded here—stories that span the globe from China to Afghanistan—highlight the bold faith and sacrificial bravery of God’s people. Ultimately, this book magnifies Christ’s saving work in all the earth and encourages Christians to joyfully embrace their role in the gospel’s unstoppable advance!
“Like a war correspondent, Tim Keesee has brought us to the front—to walk down bomb-shattered streets, along jungle paths, and into the lives of our brothers and sisters in Christ. Their Christlike courage in living as ‘lambs among wolves’ is a striking witness to the power of the gospel.”
— Sen. Jim DeMint, President, The Heritage Foundation
“Beware of Dispatches from the Front if you don’t like being moved and inspired and shaken out of the ruts of your life. These are kingdom stories that build faith in the present providence of God over his mission and stir up action for the sake of lost and hurting people near and far. I would love to see thousands of people mobilized as senders and goers for the sake of the glory of Christ and the relief of suffering on the frontiers, especially eternal suffering.”
—- John Piper, Founder of Desiring God, former pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis
“Dispatches from the Front is a thoughtful, moving, understated, and ultimately convicting narrative depicting the work of the gospel in some of the most challenging corners of the world. It tells of brothers and sisters in Christ who in God’s grace display faithfulness and transcendent joy, unflagging zeal to share the gospel, and an unfettered allegiance to King Jesus. To read of the kingdom advance in the teeth of challenges is to learn humility and rekindle contrition, faith, and intercessory prayer.”
-— D. A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School