Neither Bomb Nor Bullet

Benjamin Kwashi: Archbishop on the front line


ISBN: 9780857218438 Categories: ,

ISBN: 9780857218438

Publication date: July 19, 2019

Format: Paperback

Extent: 336 pages

Dimensions: 198mm(length) 130mm(width)

Imprint: Monarch Books


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In the warzone that Nigeria has become, Archbishop Ben Kwashi has survived three assassination attempts. A brutal assault on his wife, Gloria, drove him to his knees – to forgive and find the strength to press on.

Islamist militants have Nigeria in their sights. These are the terrorists who kidnapped hundreds of Christian schoolgirls – who have vowed to turn Africa’s most populous nation into a hard-line Islamic state. Their plan is to drive the Christian minority from the north by kidnapping, bombing and attacking churches.

Plateau State is on the frontline. But holding that line against Boko Haram, and standing firm for the Gospel, is Ben Kwashi, the Anglican Archbishop of Jos.

In Jos, churches have been turned into fortresses and Archbishop Ben now conducts more funerals than weddings and baptisms put together. Yet his faith grows ever more vibrant. He has adopted scores of orphans who live in his home, including many who are HIV positive. And the challenge of his message – to live for the Gospel even in the face of terror – has never been so timely.

Meet the author: Mr Andrew Boyd

Andrew Boyd is an experienced journalist who has reported extensively around the world. His latest book Neither Bomb nor Bullet tells the inspirational story of Archbishop Ben Kwashi on the frontline of faith in Nigeria. Three times assassins have tried to kill him, but each time it just concentrates the mind. In the words of this warm and courageous man: “If God spares my life, no matter how short or long that is, I have something worth living and dying for. That kind of faith is what I am passing on to the coming generations. This world is not our home, we are strangers here, we’ve got business to do, let’s get on and do it.”

Reviews for Neither Bomb Nor Bullet

"In the face of imminent danger, Ben, his wife Gloria and his team are willing to give their lives daily to joyfully serve God, knowing today could be the one in which they are attacked, injured or killed. In making that choice, they are examples of what it means to be disciples of Jesus Christ.

As you read the pages of this book please don't fixate on Ben as a 'great' person; observe how he has chosen to live fully for Jesus' sake, and let that inspire you to choose likewise. After all, it is not just in Nigeria that people need to become disciples of Jesus Christ, it's also right where you live and work."

Paul Robinson, CEO of Release International

"Archbishop Ben and his inspirational team are heroes and heroines of the faith and they worship with more joy than is found in many a church in the 'comfortable Christianity' parts of the world... I pray that we will be worthy of the price they are paying for our faith."

Baroness Caroline Cox, CEO of the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust

"Archbishop Ben Kwashi is a man who follows Jesus in faith and in the power of the Holy Spirit. He not only preaches the gospel of the Bible, but he lives it out in his personal life, family, and ministry. Through his leadership and preaching, thousands and thousands of people have been transferred from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light by accepting Jesus Christ as their Saviour and Lord."

Foley Beach, Archbishop and primate of the Anglican Church in North America

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