Ben Kwashi is one of my heroes, so I was thrilled to get to interview him today. You can hear it here. A little on him:
Benjamin Kwashi is the archbishop they just couldn’t kill. Three times, the terrorists tried. Each time, they failed to take his life, crush his faith or dampen his joy. Neither bomb nor bullet can silence this turbulent priest who courageously continues to speak truth to power. Ben Kwashi has been described as one of the most influential Christians alive. His home is on the frontline of faith in Nigeria. Here, Boko Haram and heavily-armed Fulani militants are fighting to create a hard-line Islamic state.
Before they killed him, he insisted his Islamist aggressors allowed him a last moment of prayer. They took him to his bedroom, he got down on his knees and shut his eyes…
Go on, get the book to find out what happened next! Here’s a link to buy ‘Neither Bomb Nor Bullet’, do keep supporting Christian bookshops rather than the Amazonian empire!
As well as Ben Kwashi’s remarkable ministry, there’s also a fabulous range of stories over the last few weeks of the podcast ‘Inspired’, so do take a listen and share with your friends:
Nicky Gumbel – Looking Back, Looking Forward
Pioneer of the Alpha Course Nicky Gumbel looks back on his life and remains excited about future gospel opportunities.
Dom Muir – Modern Day Elijah
Dom’s pleasure-seeking led him nowhere. When the day of change came, it was a radical one, and this modern-day prophet is fearless in calling out what he sees are dangerous cultural trends.
Joanna Whittaker – She’s Just Alice
Living with MS and losing her precious daughter, Joanna’s faith radiates through her hopeful story. Do pass this one on to others who would be encouraged by it.
Listen to Inspired…