|Title: Five Minutes To Midnight : Stories of God’s Faithfulness in Central Asia
Author: Andrew Sieberhagen
Audience: Christian Missions
Publication Date: Mar 23, 2012
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9830760-4-9
E-Book ISBN: 978-0-9830760-5-6
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Description:Throughout biblical history the Jewish nation had a tradition of putting memorial stones in the places where God had clearly met with or rescued them. They served as reminders of God’s faithfulness to them and to the generations that followed.As I reflect on ten years in Central Asia I am overwhelmed by the memories of how faithful God was. In these pages are some of our most significant memorial stories that reflect the pilgrimage of an ordinary person in the hands of an extraordinary God living among those who have never heard the Gospel. My hope is that as you read our stories you find reassurance knowing that God continues to use ordinary people! That Jesus is alive! And that our Father is faithful!
Each chapter includes a Scripture truth or promise, and inspiring story, motivating challenge, faith building instruction, or a life enriching lesson with a section titled “Points to Ponder.” Andrew is a gifted story teller and an articulate communicator. Andrew’s passion for missions and his commitment to following God’s call on his life come through in his writing. “Five Minutes to Midnight” is compact in size, profound in content, and life changing in its impact. Highly recommended.
Richard R. Blake, Contributor
Midwest Book Review
Five Minutes to Midnight reveals the real motivation and drive behind Andy and Lynn’s call to the mission field. It’s the same thing that continues to press them forward even now while serving in the local church. It’s the possibility of a fresh encounter with the living God. “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here.” ~ (Exodus 33:15 NIV84) Their stories not only confirm God’s faithfulness to them, but will ignite your own soul to step out for God so that you might encounter His glory.
Jim Zippay, Lead Pastor
Heritage Christian Church, Westerville, Ohio
As you read these insightful sketches of two people willing to pay the price and trust God through the difficulties of cross cultural mission, your heart will be stirred and your faith challenged. Through Andrew’s, vulnerable honesty,Â you will be inspired to trust God for more and moved to do more for God.
Peter Nicoll, CEO
OM Ships International
The old adage, “smooth seas never made a good sailor” is what this book is very much about; how to “sail” God’s boat in the world’s stormy waters. The world we live in, with its many distractions and vain pursuits, can so easily ‘choke us out’. This book is a usable manual in learning to be good sailors!
Fasten your seat belt and get ready for the ride of your life as you follow Andy and Lynn on their Central Asian adventures. This book will inspire and motivate you to go and get your own stories.
Julyan Lidstone, OM