By Peter Wooding, European Bureau Chief for ASSIST News Service
HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, UK (ANS – February 15, 2017) — While the debate continues over recent US immigration policy, Dr. Michael Youssef’s latest book, The Barbarians Are Here, highlights the urgency for Christians to respond to the current crisis of radical Islamic terrorist attacks in the West.
“For decades, Westerners were vaguely aware that Islamist barbarians were in the deserts of the Middle East, executing infidels and raiding villages with unrecognizable names. Then came the terrorist attacks of 9/11, followed by attacks at the Boston Marathon, San Bernardino, and more. Now terrorists seem to be emerging everywhere, unleashing senseless death and destruction on our nation. They are here, and their goal is nothing less than global conquest,” said Dr. Youssef. “There is hope to overcome the threat Islam poses to the free world—but we must act now before it is too late.”
He added: “This book is not an assault on Muslim people. I love Muslims and have all my life. This is why, with God’s help, I founded a ministry which is now actively proclaiming the Gospel, discipling the lost, and helping the persecuted throughout the Muslim world. However, I am not afraid to call Islamic terrorists what they are.”
Of the more than 40 books he has written, Dr. Youssef believes that The Barbarians Are Here is the most important book he has ever written: “This book is the culmination of my 42 years in the ordained ministry. It is the apex of my passion to reach the lost for Christ and proclaim the Gospel of the Truth of Jesus Christ. I say this not out of pride or because of something that I have done, but because its message is a burden that God has placed on my heart.”
Even before it’s official March 7 release the book has already seen an overwhelming response, with hundreds of thousands tuning in to The Barbarians Are Here TV special (http://www.ltw.org/watch/special-broadcasts/the-barbarians-are-here) and ordering the book, already making it a top seller in its genre.
Lieutenant Colonel Allen B. West, Executive Director at the National Centre for Policy Analysis, has commended the book for its bold insights, saying: “The world has witnessed a policy of delusion, appeasement, and denial when it comes to engaging the global Islamic jihad movement. Dr. Michael Youssef sounds the clarion call on this clear and present danger, providing a critical exegesis of what we must do.”
R. Albert Mohler, Jr, President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, has also provided a strong endorsement of The Barbarians Are Here, and said: “This book is an illuminating discussion of the times and of the challenges Islam poses to the advance of the gospel. Let this book shape how you think, pray, and take the gospel to the ends of the earth.”
Dr. Youssef concluded: “We are not doomed to destruction, even though the barbarians are already here. But we haven’t a moment to lose. I want to urge you with every ounce of my being — read this book.”
To find out more about the book go to: http://www.thebarbariansarehere.com/.
To learn more about how you can support Leading The Way’s Gospel outreach in the UK and also in the Muslim world, please visit uk.LTW.org or call +44 (0) 800 432 0419.
You can also follow Dr. Michael Youssef on Twitter at: @MichaelAYoussef
About Leading The Way:
Now celebrating over 25 years of ministry, Leading The Way’s television and radio programs are broadcast to more than 190 countries in 24 languages. 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 dream 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. He and his wife reside in Atlanta and have four grown children and seven grandchildren.
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Photo captions: 1) Cover of the book. 2) A clip from Dr.. Youssef’s TV special. 3) Peter Wooding films an interview with Dr. Youssef by his father, Dan Wooding, at the NRB in Nashville. 4) Peter Wooding with a Ukrainian soldier during his recent trip to the war zone in that country.
About the writer: Peter Wooding, the younger son of Dan and Norma Wooding, is an award-winning radio, TV, and print journalist and media consultant under the name of Peter Wooding Productions (www.peterwoodingproductions.com). 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 for a consultation, please e-mail him at: email@example.com or by telephone at: +44 7500 903067.
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