A Company of Heroes: Portraits from the Gospel's Global Advance

Foreword by Tim Challies

By Tim Keesee

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A Company of Heroes: Portraits from the Gospel's Global Advance

Foreword by Tim Challies

By Tim Keesee

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“All Christians should read this book.”

Rosaria Butterfield

Across the globe, the gospel is advancing through the work of Christians willing to risk everything in the hardest places.

This book, written by a missions journalist as he traveled throughout twenty different countries, is filled with stories of Christians past and present whose examples of endurance, courage, sacrifice, and humility connect readers with God’s unstoppable work across the world. These heroes are simply ordinary people who have experienced the transformative power of a Savior who is alive and moving—and their stories will inspire readers to take faith-filled risks for the gospel.

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Tim Keesee

Tim Keesee is the founder and executive director of Frontline Missions International, which has served to advance the gospel in some of the world’s most difficult places for over twenty-five years. He has traveled to more than eighty countries, reporting on the church from the former Iron Curtain countries to war-torn Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Keesee is the executive producer of the DVD documentary series Dispatches from the Front. Learn more at frontlinemissions.info.

Product Details

Category: Evangelism & Missions
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 288
Size: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
Weight: 12.29 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-6257-X
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-6257-0
ISBN-UPC: 9781433562570
Case Quantity: 36
Published: April 30, 2019

Table of Contents

Tim Challies

  1. Facing Fear: Sayid, Aaron, and Jillian (North Africa)
  2. The Glory of the Cross: Samuel Zwemer (Bahrain and Jerusalem)
  3. The Character for Bravery: Mei Li (China)
  4. Mercy. Multiplied.: Michael Alemu (Ethiopia)
  5. A Hero in the Battle of Life: Carl Keesee (Danville, Virginia)
  6. Rise and Fight Again: Ivan and Oksana (Central Asia)
  7. Shepherds: Danny Brooks (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  8. Torn Curtain: Roger Weil (London and Leningrad)
  9. White Rose: Dollie Jones Keesee (Danville, Virginia)
  10. Cell 44: Georgi Vins (Soviet Union)
  11. Martyrdom of Faithful: Gayle and Cheryl (Afghanistan)
  12. Incurable Optimism: Dave and Gloria (Arabian Peninsula)
  13. “He Showed Them His Hands”: Jakob (Syria and Armenia)
  14. Things as They Are: Amy Carmichael and William Carey (India)
  15. The Broken Sword: Jon Wesley and Sarah (Indonesia)
  16. Aslan Is on the Move: Micah and Katie (Oxford, England)
  17. End of the Road: J. D. Crowley (Cambodia, Laos)



“I have so enjoyed reading Tim Keesee’s books. He is truly a ‘frontlines’ brother in Christ who tells it like it is on the battlefield / mission field.”
Joni Eareckson Tada, Founder and CEO, Joni and Friends International Disability Center

“Tim Keesee is both a master storyteller and faithful theologian. Each page is a poetic narrative of faith, hardship, and Jesus building his world through weak and ordinary people. A Company of Heroes pulses with the resolute energy of God’s saving love. Keesee writes, ‘In the name of Jesus, demons are cast out—and in the name of Jesus, fear is cast out.’ That God himself saves you from the fear of man just might be the most misunderstood reality of the modern church. The love of Christ and the perseverance of the saints together will subdue forces of evil and change the course of history. This book represents a poetic collaboration of Keesee and a modern-day great cloud of witnesses, and each chapter displays the highest achievement of missionary valor. All Christians should read this book.”
Rosaria Butterfield, former Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Syracuse University; author, The Gospel Comes with a House Key and Five Lies of Our Anti-Christian Age

“Tim Keesee’s journals bring to light stories of mercy, endurance, and audacity. The heroes in this book are the hands and feet of Jesus—hands scarred and stained by service and feet that go to hard places with the gospel message that shatters darkness and sets captives free.”
Jim DeMint, former United States senator; Chairman, Conservative Partnership Institute

“One of the greatest joys of being a pastor is hearing people tell me their stories of God’s grace in their lives. A Company of Heroes is a book of stories of the amazing grace of God and the power of the Holy Spirit in the lives of faithful servants of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Their stories help us to know we’re not alone, and they help us to remember that our lives and our stories are not worthless or meaningless if we are living for God’s glory and not our own.”
Burk Parsons, Senior Pastor, Saint Andrew’s Chapel, Sanford, Florida; Editor, Tabletalk

“Peopling that great heavenly choir is among the missionary’s greatest motivations. Tim Keesee compels us to sit at the feet of this great cloud of witnesses by presenting a kaleidoscope of missionary lives. From mosques to Mormons—from first world to third—he urges us to lock shields with the great soldiers and choristers of the past and present. In A Company of Heroes, Keesee writes brilliantly as a reporter and lover of gospel advance.”
Paul Schlehlein, missionary church planter, South Africa; author, John G. Paton: Missionary to the Cannibals of the South Seas