Wednesday, 30 April 2008
Shining like Stars
At CU this evening we have Lindsay Brown (of IFES fame) coming to speak. During the meeting I am going to be reviewing his book 'Shining like Stars'. It'll be a little bizarre reviewing a book with the author sat infront of me, but never mind. Here's something like what I'm going to say:
Shining like stars is a really encouraging, excellent book. This book highlights that God isn't confined to work in England, but is in fact at work across the world in some amazing ways. The book tells the stories of students around the world who are living and speaking for Jesus, and seeing him work in amazing ways. Here at the University of Manchester we have the privilege of being surrounded by students from around the world, many of whom will return to their home countries. We have the opportunity then of sharing with them the gospel, with the possibility that they will go back and impact their countries with it. This book is definitely worth reading to remind ourselves of our God who is powerfully at work around the world, bringing people to know himself. It is inspirational to see students living and speaking for Jesus in cultures and political situations far more hostile than ours - it really makes you wake up and realise the fantastic opportunity that we have.