Love Like Fire is a timely, inspiring story of a modern day Mother Teresa who embodies self sacrifice and love Amidst her passionate humanitarian work in Mozambique, Heidi Bakers husband contracted cerebral malaria and soon after was diagnosed with dementia, the doctors giving him a death sentence Heidi and her husband founded IRIS Ministries, a nonprofit Christian ministry It has expanded to include well drilling, free health clinics that service the poor and sick, feeding programs, primary and secondary schools, and now over five thousand churches in Mozambique and than ten thousand churches in over twenty nations The Bakers have been listed among the most influential leaders in world Pentecostalism Cassandra Soars relays a true story that embodies faith and healing the joy of community freedom from oppression, sexism, and poverty and what love truly looks like....
|Title||:||Love Like Fire: The Story of Heidi Baker, Mother to Nations|
|Publisher||:||Charisma House April 5, 2016|
|Number of Pages||:||272 pages|
|File Size||:||671 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Love Like Fire: The Story of Heidi Baker, Mother to Nations Reviews
I absolutely love this book! Cassandra writes in such a way that you feel like you are taken away and can imagine seeing Heidi and Rolland Bakers lives through her personal lenses. I felt such honor was given to the Bakers and yet the writer was very honest and not demeaning in any way, in the depictions of difficult situations and scenarios....I love that the story is "real" and not just a a book about all the "highs and wonderful" of life on the mission field. You were brought into the wonderful, but also you experience the tough and hard things that happen..... and this book made that real! Great writing and great perspective given about two people whom God is choosing to use to touch the world.
I love this book and really recommend it! For everyone who wants to understand the concept of love.... The author, Cassandra Soars, who has lived in Mozambique - Iris Global for many years, writes vividly and in a very personal way. The book gives an insight in the lives, and of the sacrifices, the love and the hearts of the Bakers = RESPECT.
This is a wonderfully written book, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The author does a great job of writing the story in such a way that it is a "smooth read". Really helps to keep you engaged, and it feels personal when reading. Maybe that's because the story is written from the author's first hand experience, and not solely from that of a researcher writing a biography.
This book is a MUST READ! It is so inspiring and I would suggest it to everyone. The author tells the story of Heidi Baker and her selfless dedication to the poor. I loved reading about the characters that Heidi and her husband have touched. Their simplicity and humility and new found hope after meeting the Bakers truly touched my heart. The author does a fabulous job telling the story of Heidi Baker and keeps you engaged throughout the entire book. I finished the book a few days ago and I have not stopped thinking about it.
Over the past decade I have heard Heidi Baker speak on numerous occasions. Cassandra Soars biography of Heidi's life is not just accurate, but it causes the reader to feel as if they themselves have been to Mozambique. She artistically paints a masterpiece with her words in describing all that one would see, feel, taste, touch and hear if you were to be a part of a missionary team with Iris Ministries. This is a must read! It will cause you to be in awe of our Creator, challenge your walk with Him, and inspire you to love more! I bought two, one for me and one to give away, but I'm thinking I need far more!
I've read many books on the lives of missionaries but none that surpasses "Love Like Fire". It brings you inside the heart of God through the life and ministry of Heidi Baker beginning with her youthful calling and continuing through the assignments she said "yes" to in order to reach the poorest of the poor. The sacrificial love that inspired Heidi's and Rolland's obedience and the fruit that's come forth from it both inspires and imparts something deep and connective to the reader. Cassandra has done an exceptional job in giving us a portrait of the incredible blessings and sacrifices it takes to reach the world with the love of Jesus! I highly recommend this book.
I have read many of Heidi's books, and served with Iris on the base in Pemba and internationally, yet this book provided a fresh view of what the Lord has done in and through Heidi and Rolland and Iris Global. I was actually going through a rather hard time in my life when I picked up this book. How encouraging it was to learn that Heidi actually struggled with one of the diseases I am currently battling now! Yet she still continued to say yes to the Lord and to His heart. Thank you Cassandra for writing this book! I found it an easy read - it brings the reader into the story and leaves one with a fuller understanding of God as well as a heart to love Him and say yes to Him. He is so faithful and good and true!
This review is from Joel, not from wife Judye.