By Peter Wooding, European Bureau Chief for ASSIST News Service
LONDON, UK (ANS – March 24, 2017) — Following the tragic terror attacks in London this week, Leading The Way’s founder and president Dr. Michael Youssef says it’s vital more than ever that Christians stand firm in their faith and wake up to these radical Islamist threats.
“I grieve deeply for the victims and the people of the UK, especially as I have so many friends there,” he said. “This is the time when we must uphold the faith without compromise. We need to stand up for the truth of the Gospel as we reach out even to militants, telling them in love that the truth can only be found in Jesus Christ.
“We also need to pray for these militants to be converted. We’re seeing radical Muslims come to Christ, even a former ISIS leader, through our ministry at Leading The Way. The God I believe in is the God of the impossible and they can be reached.”
In his latest book The Barbarians Are Here, Dr. Youssef offers clear insight into the motives and mission of Islamic extremists. He offers practical steps we can take right now to begin a New Reformation that will restore the hope of Western civilization.
Dr. Youssef concluded: “The ultimate call of this book is for a return to the purity of the Gospel. We are not doomed to destruction, even though the barbarians are already here. But we haven’t a moment to lose. This is the cry of my heart—that this book will wake up the church to be serious about their faith and prayer.”
To find out more about the book go to: TheBarbariansAreHere.com.
To learn more about how you can support Leading The Way’s Gospel outreach here at home and in the Muslim world, visit LTW.org or call in the UK +44 (0) 800 432 0419.
You can also follow Dr. Michael Youssef on Twitter at: @MichaelAYoussef
About Leading The Way:
Now celebrating 28 years of ministry, Leading The Way is sharing the Gospel with the nations, broadcasting in multiple languages on radio and TV more than 12,000 times a week to audiences across six continents. Leading The Way also produces DVDs, CDs, books, a monthly devotional magazine, and daily e-devotionals to spread the light of Christ. This Atlanta-based organization partners internationally with in-country follow-up teams to encourage new believers in their faith and to provide tangible support to persecuted believers around the world.
About Dr. Michael Youssef:
Michael Youssef, Ph.D., is the Founder and President of Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef. Dr. Youssef was born in Egypt and lived in Lebanon and Australia before moving to the United States. In 1984, he fulfilled his childhood Dr.eam of becoming an American citizen. He holds degrees from Moore College in Sydney, Australia, and from Fuller Theological Seminary in California. In 1984, he earned a Ph.D. in social anthropology from Emory University.
He has authored more than 30 books, including popular titles like Jesus, Jihad and Peace, The Leadership Style of Jesus, and When The Crosses Are Gone. From the perspective of a Ph.D. with a focus on radical Islam, his Middle Eastern heritage, his life’s work as a respected Christian leader, and backed by decades of research, his new book The Barbarians Are Here is a wake-up call to know the truth about radical Islam—and the only solution to defeating it.
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Picture Captions: Dr. Michael Youssef preaching. 2) Book cover. 3) Peter Wooding filming an interview by Dan Wooding with Dr. Youssef.
About the writer: Peter Wooding, the younger son of Dan and Norma Wooding, is an award-winning radio, TV, and print journalist. Having previously spent 10 years as news editor with UCB Radio in the UK, he has travelled extensively reporting from countries including Greece, Russia, Serbia, South Sudan, the Philippines, Uganda, South Korea, Zambia, Gambia, Mozambique, Croatia, Israel and India. Peter, whose most recent trip was to Ukraine, reports regularly for ASSIST News Service, Samaritan’s Purse, and Leading The Way. Peter, who has just been appointed London Bureau Chief for the Global News Alliance, and his wife Sharon live in North Wales, UK, with their three daughters, Sarah, Anna and Abigail. To contact Peter, please e-mail him at: email@example.com or by telephone at: +44 7500 903067.
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