πŸ“š Nonfiction November 2021 | Week 4: Stranger Than Fiction! πŸ˜²

Nonfiction November 21 Week 4Hello my fellow bookworms, as predicted I have not been able to take part in every week’s topic for Nonfiction November 2021, however here I am back for the fourth week, where we join our host Christopher @ Plucked from the Stacks for:

Stranger Than Fiction – This week we’re focusing on all the great nonfiction books that *almost* don’t seem real. A sports biography involving overcoming massive obstacles, a profile on a bizarre scam, a look into the natural wonders in our worldβ€”basically, if it makes your jaw drop, you can highlight it for this week’s topic.

The book that came to mind straight away, after first seeing this topic, was the bestselling Christian autobiography, God’s Smuggler by Brother Andrew, with John and Elizabeth Sherrill. The recollections of Andrew van der Bijl’s awe-inspiring life and mission to smuggle Bibles past the β€˜Iron Curtain’ to persecuted Christians, and the miraculous ways in which God provided for him every step of the way. ✝

While all true, it reads more like a gripping thriller, as Andrew travels in his little, battered VW beetle across strictly guarded borders and dangerous terrain, whilst facing deprivation, danger, arrest, and possible imprisonment or worse! 😲 Honestly, I can’t recommend this book enough and I also think it would make a great film!

Have you read God’s Smuggler or any other gripping memoirs? Please let me know in the comments below. Also, if you have taken part in this week’s topic, then please share a link to your post, too.

8 thoughts on “πŸ“š Nonfiction November 2021 | Week 4: Stranger Than Fiction! πŸ˜²

  1. This sounds like a remarkable story! Annette has provided an interesting list, too. One I’ll add is Faith Under Fire: What the Middle East Conflict Has Taught Me About God by Andrew White.

    1. This a truly remarkable and inspirational story, Kelly. ❀ And Annette is so amazing to have shared so many recommendations – I will be going to check all these out. 😊

  2. Yes. I’ve read God Smuggler. Other notable books like this I’ve read: Tortured for His Faith by Haralan Popov, Peace Child by Don Richardson, The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boon, The Persecutor by Sergei Kourdakakov, Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret, Evidence Not Seen–this is a very memorable story, Shadow of the Almighty (story of Jim Elliot). I may have read more but these are the books I pulled from my shelf.

    1. Aw thank you so much for all these amazing recommendations, Annette! ❀ I have been meaning to read Corrie Ten Boon’s The Hiding Place, but I am not familiar with any of the others. Going to check them out now! 😊

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