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Missionary Leaders Reveal Behind-the-Scenes Glimpses from
Continuing where their book Expecting Miracles left off, this narrative draws from the last five years of the life of
Woven alongside fascinating narrative from Iris Ministries Mozambique is teaching from Heidi
and Rolland that communicates the distilled wisdom about the heart of the
More than any of their previous books, this one has the most to say about what Rolland and Heidi have learned about love--whether in Africa or wherever home might be: finding intimacy with Jesus, concentrating on the humble and lowly, being willing to suffer for love's sake, finding God's supply of utterly needed miracles, and walking in the unquenchable joy of the Lord. Every reader will find incredible challenge and refreshment in these pages.
From a 5-star review: “Ever wonder what your destiny is? Heidi and Rolland Baker believe that "Wherever you end up and whatever you do, your destiny is this: to be fully possessed by God's presence. To carry his glory. Then...you are His resting place, and all that can be there is life and beauty."
The Bakers are founders of
Iris Ministries, and have been missionaries to
since 1995. They care for over 10,000 children through their ministry, and many
more through the Iris network of more than 10,000 churches, Bible school,
primary schools and remote outreach programs. Mozambique
This book is a conversation, sometimes told by Heidi, and sometimes by Rolland, of experiences and truths learned through being filled with God's love and listening to His voice. In
one of the most dangerous and poor places in the world to live, lives and even
whole villages change because the power of God is demonstrated so mightily. The
Bakers believe that God's love is the answer and they live that way. They
expect Him to meet needs, big and small. Healings and miraculous provision
happen regularly. Mozambique
The Bakers have learned some important truths that will encourage all of us. People often ask them how and why these things happen with such regularity in
"Where does the kind of faith that soars come from? It comes from love,
from knowing who Jesus is, from understanding what He thinks of you and
realizing who He has made you to be. When you are in love, you have power. When
you start to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,
you start to get full of God and full of the understanding that whatever He
asks of you to do, you can do; that wherever He asks you to go, you can go. You
can live on the edge, because even in the darkest places, light is waiting there
for you. His love, His light in you and me. Passion: It makes us
The simple message conveyed in this book is "Love God and love the one in front of you." Nothing else matters more than that. Love is action. Ministry is looking to the interests and needs of others, caring more about others than about ourselves. Loving ourselves so that we can love others means we understand how much God loves us, just as we are. He loves who we are right now and who we can become. He sees our hearts.
Interspersed in with incredible faith building stories is encouragement for all of us, no matter where we live and what we do, to fulfill our God-given destiny.
God's love is the starting point for true change and Learning to Love explains it well! Despite the journal format of the book being a little distracting, it is most definitely a recommended read!
I generously received a free copy of Learning to Love from Chosen Books in exchange for an honest review.”