All Christian disciples have one thing in common: as they carry the gospel across the ocean and across the street, persecution will become the norm for those who choose to follow Jesus. How believers respond in the face of persecution reveals everything about their level of faith and obedience.
The Insanity of Obedience is a bold challenge to global discipleship. Nik Ripken exposes the danger of safe Christianity and calls readers to something greater. He challenges Christians in the same, provocative way that Jesus did. He dares you - and prepares you - to cross the street and the oceans with the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Some of Jesus' instructions sound uncomfortable and are potentially dangerous. We may be initially encouraged by His declaration, "I am sending you out."? But how are we to respond when He then tells us that He is sending us out "like sheep among wolves?"? This book is a call to roll up your sleeves, and to follow and partner with Jesus in the toughest places on this planet.