More and more Christians around the world are becoming aware it is an illusion to believe biblical Christian living guarantees a trouble-free life. Jesus Himself said otherwise. Overcoming victory is not the removal of suffering and persecution but standing strong in the midst of it. Standing Strong Through the Storm guides you through the process and discovery of vital, biblical keys to becoming a Christian who can stand strong - and be victorious - no matter what the storm.
Rev. Paul Estabrooks is a veteran foreign missionary with a deep concern for Christians in restricted countries. He has completed thirty years of ministry to Persecuted Christians with Open Doors. Paul is the author of four books and a number of booklets. His latest volume is NIGHT OF A MILLION MIRACLES: The Inside Story of Project Pearl. Estabrooks joined Open Doors in 1979 as Research Manager for the Asia region. Open Doors is a non-profit non-denominational organization founded by Brother Andrew. It distributes Bibles, brings encouragement, training and other assistance to Christians living in areas where they are persecuted or are restricted in living out or sharing thier faith...encouraging them to reach out to others around them. Prior to joining Open Doors, Estabrooks - whose roots are in Maritime Eastern Canada - served eight years with the Far East Broadcasting Company in Manila, Philippines as head of Overseas Programming. It was during these years of considerable travel throughout Asia that he developed an awareness and concern for Christians in spiritual need in countries like China, Russia, Vietnam, Cambodia, India and Burma. He was the project coordinator for Open Doors' Project Pearl - the delivery of one million Chinese Bibles (232 tons) on one night - June 18, 1981. He has also served Open Doors for three years as Southeast Asia Coordinator as well as Director for Canada for five years. As a representative of Open Doors, he has visited Christians in restricted countries around the world. He has shared his experiences of meeting Persecuted Christians with numerous audiences throughout the world. Estabrooks graduated from Tyndale University College (LCBM - London, Ontario) in 1966 with a Bachelor of Theology degree. He later received a Bachelor and Master of Arts (with distinction) from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan majoring in Mass Communications. Dr. Jim Cunningham is a lifelong learner with a passion - and training - to help adult learners across cultures. He has written curriculum and conducted seminars for encouraging Christians and 'training-trainers' in over 20 countries as a Consultant in Adult Education. Cunningham began his association with Open Doors in 1979 when his lifelong friend Paul Estabrooks joined the Open Doors Asia region staff as Research Manager for the Asia region. Jim co-authored Education in Christian Schools: A Perspective and 'Training Model' with Anthony Fortosis for the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). He wrote both the SSTS Study Guide and the SSTS Teacher's Guide. And he gave oversight to the development of a 12 week Seminary Course for Bible Colleges in Sri Lanka entitled: A Theology of Persecution. Cunningham graduated from Lakeshore Teacher's College (Toronto, ON) in 1963. After committing his life to Jesus Christ in 1964 he resigned from teaching Elementary School and pursued a ministry career at Tyndale University College (LCBM - London, Ontario) graduating in 1968 with a Bachelor of Religious Education degree. While serving in ministry with Christian Service Brigade as an adult educator, he received a Master of Science degree specializing in Adult Education from Northern Illinois University. In 1979-80 Cunningham completed a year of doctoral research in Jerusalem prior to receiving his degree in Adult Education from the University of Toronto. In 1982 Jim joined the faculty of Trinity Western University - Canada's premier private Christian university - in Langley, BC where he taught Philosophical Foundations in Education until 1990 (part-time till 2002). He serves as a Consultant to ODI in developing field-training models for teaching SSTS in regions around the world. He currently serves as a faculty member of Wycliffe International at the Canada Institute of Linguistics teaching a course entitled Training Adults Across Cultures.Review:
Standing Strong Through the Storm (SSTS) provides training for leadership in the Persecuted Church offering them instruction and counsel to face current and pending crises. I have shared in teaching the SSTS seminar and found it provides an excellent forum to share blessings and insights with one another in the service of Christ. This mutuality motivates the Body of Christ to press on in its evangelism and discipleship efforts. This book is recommended for believers in any country. --Carlin Weinhauer, Pastor Emeritus, Willingdon Church, Burnaby, BC, Canada
Standing Strong Through the Storm is very good material. It prepares us theoretically and practically for pressures and persecution that can come to any of us at any time. I wish this had been available in the 1960s when the Baptist Chruch in Russia experienced much conflict and suffering. --Nikolai Popov, retired Russian pastor of the Unregistered Baptist Church who spent ten years in the Gulag
This is an excellent work. It is thorough, practical, well-supported biblically but also effectively illustrated from the experiences of the suffering people of God. --Terrance L. Tiessen, PhD, Professor of Systematic Theology, Providence College & Seminary, Otterburn, MB, Canada
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