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God's Secret Listener The Albanian army captain who risked everything John Butterworth MBE

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22nd October 2010
224 pages: 198mm x 130mm
Monarch Books
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Enver Hoxha, Albania's dictator during the Communist era, proclaimed his country the world first atheist state. But Captain Berti Dosti, one of the elite communications team monitoring Albania's borders for American incursions, was leaving his country unguarded for 15 minutes a week as he tuned into Trans World Radio's broadcasts, ultimately becoming a believer. Had he been discovered he would probably have been shot. With churches destroyed and Christian leaders executed or jailed, post-Communist Albania with its Muslim heritage was tough ground for Christian mission. But Pastor Dosti helped to lead the new wave of church planting that has swept the country. Combining total integrity with social compassion, he and his colleagues have reached thousands: there is now a church in every major community.
John Butterworth has been an award-winning journalist for 44 years, a newspaper editor for 28 years and in 2008 he was awarded the MBE for services to journalism and charity. He has also been a Reader in the Church of England for 24 years. He has written six books, including God's Secret Listener and God's Needle, and he travels all round the Midlands giving talks to groups.

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