Welcome Reading Friends! Enjoy David Telbat’s book review of By Faith Alone by Patrick Klein. There is a link below to where you can find the book on the Vision Beyond Borders website.
By Faith Alone: Confessions of a Bible Smuggler
by Missionary Patrick Klein
Founder/Director of Vision Beyond Borders
Review by D.I. Telbat
Genre: Christian Ministry, Autobiography; 5-stars
There’s great power in meekness. That’s my first thought after completing this powerful true story of the experiences of a man who has devoted his life to smuggling Bibles and reaching the lost for Christ. For God, he faces customs officers, jail, jungles, and local militants—all to deliver the Word of God to people behind closed borders.
Lately, God has dropped a number of books into my lap that He has used to inspire me mightily. In Faith Alone is one of them. Every chapter has left me on my knees, praying for similar devotion, faith, and boldness for Jesus Christ.
Country by country, veteran Bible smuggler Patrick Klein shares his experiences of trusting God as he risks his freedom and life, time and again, to answer the call. Every story is unique, but they all blend into one final result: thousands of Bibles being placed into the hands of indigenous Christian leaders. And there’s a hunger for more of God’s Word in local languages.
This Spirit-led man of God (an evangelist at heart) has been the vessel behind countless movements around the world, drawing men, women, and children to Christ, and believers to a deeper sense of devotion.
But the point of this book would be missed if a person thinks it’s merely an exciting read. Throughout its pages is a call to the reader from God Himself saying, it’s time to exercise our faith like this man!
Join Patrick Klein on this inspiring journey around the world and through the decades to see God’s miraculous work in the lives of eager hands and willing hearts.
I highly recommend this 266 page book. If you read just one book this year for inspiration to join soldiers of Christ in prayer and action—read By Faith Alone. This is an easy five stars.
For COIL Series readers, you’ll find a lengthy description of the wonderful ministry of Vision Beyond Borders in the Endnotes of Dark Rule, Book Three in The COIL Series by D.I. Telbat. We’ve also highlighted the Vision Beyond Borders Refugee Ministry in the Endnotes of Distant Contact, Book One of The COIL Legacy by D.I. Telbat. And in the Endnotes of Tears in the Wind, Book Two of The Leeward Set, David includes info about the VBB child soldier rescue ministry.
COMING UP: Join us next time for David’s new short story, “Faith through the Tornado.” And the following week, David shares an inside view of Distant Contact, Book One in the COIL Legacy Series with, “New Novel Tackles Family Conflict.”