Three online books by Peter Hoover
"The secret of the Kingdom of God has been given to you,"
Jesus told his followers-and a few fishermen, a tax collector,
and a motley crowd of Jerusalem "believers" set out to change
the world. They succeeded-as did the Anabaptists preaching in
cities by night, on back streets, and in the wood corners of
sixteenth century Europe. But does anyone remember that secret
today? Is it reading the Bible? No, these people were far more
than dry biblicists. Is it a return to the apostles' way? No,
they were far more than keepers of tradition. The secret of
the Kingdom of God is stunningly simple. With two words Jesus
revealed it to his friends who-upon comprehending it-came to a
sudden knowledge of the will of God, of the whole Bible, and
of the right way to live. Reading this book you may find and
comprehend it too.
Rocky Cape's Bookshelf
page for free online copies of the new 2008 edition of The
Secret of the Strength as well as a new book The
Mystery of the Mark (both written by Peter Hoover).
new edition is available in printed form from Scroll
Secret of the Strength
"The Secret of the Strength" has been translated and edited for
a German readership. If you have friends who only read German
please inform them that the book is available in their language.
In German the book has the title "Feuertaufe für die Freiheit".
It can be ordered via the Internet: Down
"The Secret of the Strength" has
been translated for a Spanish readership and a free PDF is
available online here.
If you have heard of Moravians-persecuted Christians that
fled to Germany in the early 1700s-you most likely know of
their prayer meeting that lasted one hundred years, their
missions to Greenland, to the native Americans, to Suriname,
the Virgin Islands, or India's Malabar Coast. But quite likely
you heard less, or nothing, of the story behind those wonders
of faith and perseverance. Through everything the Moravians
accomplished around the world shines an infinitely greater
wonder-that of the Lamb of God for sinners slain. Perhaps,
through reading this book, you may catch glimpses of that
"greater wonder" and find yourself inspired to live and do
like they did in our time.
New web page: Behold
The Lamb! (The Story of the Moravian Church)
Audio files, and a link where you can now purchase a much
improved printed version of the book.
Martyrdom, in early Christian times, already appealed to
believers intent on doing great things for Christ. The early
Christians venerated martyrs, the dates of whose executions
grew into a calendar of saints. But martyr's halos do not come
in the mail. Real martyrs do not even wear them-they only
carry crosses. And most people, even Christians, quickly
discredit and forget them. Real martyrs suffer persecution,
not like "great heroes of the faith" but like eccentrics and
fools. Ordinary people consider them fanatics. Does that
disappoint or alarm you? Do not worry. Reading this book about
Russia's "underground" believers will assure you that if you
are a typical Western Christian you will never face
persecution. You will never have to be a real martyr for
Christ. Only if you are not typical-if you choose to be a
"weed that floats upstream"-you may want to know the secret by
which Russia's Christians survived and flourished through a
thousand difficult years.
Another online copy of this book is available here: Molokans
Around the World
My hope is that the publication of these books on
the Internet (beginning in 1998) will encourage you to follow
Christ in all you do. Please let me know what you think of
these books and if they have been helpful. Other comments or
suggestions are also welcomed. (Contact information is at the
bottom of this page) Thank you!
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