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God's Smuggler

Author Brother Andrew and John & Elizabeth Sherrill
Narrator Simon Vance
Runtime 8 Hrs. - Unabridged
Publisher christianaudio Hovel
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Release Date August 20, 2008
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As a boy he dreamed of being a spy - undercover behind enemy lines. As a man he found himself undercover for God. Brother Andrew was his name, and for decades his life story, recounted in God's Smuggler, has awed and inspired millions.

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As a boy he dreamed of being a spy - undercover behind enemy lines. As a man he found himself undercover for God. Brother Andrew was his name, and for decades his life story, recounted in God's Smuggler, has awed and inspired millions. This bestseller tells of the young Dutch factory worker's incredible efforts to transport Bibles across closed borders - and the miraculous ways in which God provided for him every step of the way.

This story is reintroduced in a 35th anniversary edition with a new foreword and afterword. Brother Andrew's story remains as inspiring today as it was thirty-five years ago, and with this new release it will motivate a new generation to risk everything to follow God's call.

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Fantastic with excellent voice
Review by / (Posted on 11/2/2015)
should be required reading / listening for every believer and seminary student
I cannot believe that I was not required to read this in an undergraduate or graduate level Bible course. It was captivating and motivating. I was skeptical before I purchased it. I had heard a bit about it, but now I am going to make sure my sons who are going into ministry listen to it
Review by / (Posted on 9/30/2015)
Awesome testimony
Loved this book!
Review by / (Posted on 12/14/2014)
Captivating and Inspiring
Well written, believable, applicable, and powerful. Few dry spots.
Review by / (Posted on 10/22/2014)
Brother Andrew serves a Great God!
Thanks to those who put this together so that I could benefit from the work God is doing through the faithful. It truely was a great book to listen to!
Review by / (Posted on 5/17/2014)
Excellent recording of an excellent book
This is an excellent recording of a well written book chronicling the story God has written in the life of Brother Andrew. Andrew's inability and God's ability are shown over and over in the stories of taking love, encouragement, and Bibles to places where they were not allowed. The ending challenge to look toward those behind the "curtain" of Islam is convicting.
Review by / (Posted on 1/8/2014)
The book for every Christian who wants to dare something for Christ
Brother Andrew talks about his stories of smuggling Bibles into Communist nations in the 50s and 60s. It is a story of dares, adventures, and most of all, God's miraculous providence as he would minister behind the Iron Curtain. As he would cross the borders in his car, guards would either miraculously ignore his car that was loaded with Bibles, or sometimes they would stare at the Bibles right in front of them and then inexplicably let him pass. That's just a teaser, read the book if possible.
Review by / (Posted on 12/10/2013)
Great audio presentation of this book, love it!
Review by / (Posted on 11/18/2013)
loved it!
These old stories are so good. encouraging!
Review by / (Posted on 10/26/2013)
A MUST read
Review by / (Posted on 9/11/2013)
Great book exemplifying faith and reliance on the almighty God
Compelling and exhorting story. Well read. A must "listen to."
Review by / (Posted on 8/8/2013)
Laughing out Loud!
This audiobook was excellent! Several times it had me laughing out loud at both God's and Brother Andrew's audacity! I especially enjoyed the epilogue, which I hadn't read before (I first read the book about ten years ago).
Review by / (Posted on 8/6/2013)
faith builder
Our family has absolutely LOVED this audio book. The reading is clear and pleasant to listen to, as well as a well written, true and captivating story. God's testimony really of GOD WORKING through His Holy Spirit in encouraging those in His family isolated from the rest of the world by their governments. Nothing can stop God, He is faithful and all of our faith is strengthened in listening to this beautiful story. Highly recommended for almost all ages, my 7 yr old even got something out , when he listened :-)
Review by / (Posted on 7/24/2013)
I loved listening, It teaches alot about having faith in god for every day things.
Review by / (Posted on 7/5/2013)
Loved every minute!
I read this book the first time at about age 13, which was in 1968! I remember how it impacted my faith. I decided to listen to it recently, and am so glad I did!

I hope many receive the faith boost that I did!
Review by / (Posted on 6/12/2013)
A worth while Read
This book has been an inspiration, encouragement and it challenged us with the power of prayer, trust & sacrifice.
Review by / (Posted on 6/5/2013)
classic...still relevant, too!
I remember reading this book when I was in third grade, and it was a God-themed spy thriller to me. Now, as I listen to it again, I see it in such a larger, richer context. What a wonderful, beautiful example Brother Andrew is to me and to us. I thank God for him and the inspiration this book gives me for my life today.
Review by / (Posted on 6/3/2013)
Good Audio Book
Enjoyed, great book.
Review by / (Posted on 5/26/2013)
A must read for all Christians.
This book is an absolute must read for all Christians. As a family, we love this audiobook. Brother Andrew is a modern-day hero of the faith, and his stories are so amazing and compelling.

It inspires your faith to realize that God uses real people in such extraordinary ways. I have had the blessing of hearing Brother Andrew speak in person and he is truly an amazing man of God. Do yourself a favor and buy this audiobook!
Review by / (Posted on 5/14/2013)
Still a great testimony
This was written several years ago, but is still a great testimony of God's grace and this brother & his wife's faithfulness. It is inspiring even after reading this so many years ago and having served on the mission field.
Brother Andrew and his team were true pioneers and people of faith.
This is well worth a listen or read!
Review by / (Posted on 5/7/2013)
Glory to God
The most encouraging,uplifting and challenging biography l have heard to date. The dramatization is captivating.
Review by / (Posted on 5/2/2013)
Unbelievable book and the choice of narrator is excellent!
The first book I've read about Brother Andrew was "God's Call', which as the book jokingly describes as God's Smuggler 2. I enjoyed that book so when I saw this on christianaudio, I immediately grabbed it.

I just finished listening to it and I'm blown away by Brother Andrew's story. Somehow I could relate to him having being a God-hating atheist to a Christian. It's amazing how God works in people's lives.

The narrator for this audiobook is amazing. It's easy to fall into the story with how he narrates it.

This is an amazing book and how the audiobook is read is perfect. I'm sure I'll be listening to this again and again. And buy the Kindle version. :)
Review by / (Posted on 4/28/2013)
Hott Synopsis
Defiant. Belligerent. Reckless.
All of those words describe Andrew. From the time he was a child he pushed the lines. He did exactly what he knew he shouldn’t.
Did Christ change him? Not really. He pushed the lines for the rest of his life – but he did it God’s way.
Don’t miss this – it’s life changing!

Hott Review
I’m not big on audiobooks. Audio-dramas I love but no so much audiobooks. Yet, from the time the first words were spoken I was enthralled. I listened to this several times before I felt like I was finished. There was so very much. Not only was it an absolutely awesome story but there was so much to learn and feel it’s almost indescribable.

Author: Brother Andrew, John Sherrill, Elizabeth Sherrill, Simon Vance (Narrator)
Source: I purchased this audiobook for my hubby and after listening to less than 10 minutes of it needed it for myself, as well. Luckily, it was’s Free Audio for February 2013 & I didn’t need to buy another copy!
Grade: A+
Ages: There are some scenes that may not be appropriate for all ages.
Review by / (Posted on 4/26/2013)
Loved this!
This is an incredible story of great faith and awesome grace... if only I had the strength of Brother Andrew!
Review by / (Posted on 4/23/2013)
A classic 20th century missionary story
Short Review: this is a classic 20th century missionary story. I first read the comic version of the book in the late 1970s as a child. I am not sure if I have read the full thing before or not. This is worth reading but I read it in tension with The God of the Mundane because I also agree with the concept of that book that most of our lives as Christians deal with the day to day and not the miraculous. The difficulty is holding up not normal examples of Christian faith like this, while trying to value the every day faith of the majority of Christians that will be never known. I did appreciate the focus of this book on trying to serve Christians in more difficult situations than what most of us in the West have to deal with.

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Review by / (Posted on 4/22/2013)
Highly recommended.
What a great example of the power of Jesus Christ to transform life! This is a captivating story, well written and well narrated.
Review by / (Posted on 4/16/2013)
Great life story!
Loved to hear about God's faithfulness in Brother Andrew's life!
Review by / (Posted on 4/15/2013)
Very well done. I was fascinated by the story and didn't want to take breaks from listening! I recommend this book, especially to those seeking to trust God more.
Review by / (Posted on 4/10/2013)
Fascinating story
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is a fascinating and compelling story from beginning to end, and I highly recommend it. The devotion and tenacity of purpose displayed by "God's smuggler" are amazing and inspiring.
Review by / (Posted on 4/9/2013)
A very moving account of an extraordinary life well lived.
Review by / (Posted on 4/8/2013)
So good, so inspiring! Time just flies by whilst listening to this book!
Review by / (Posted on 4/5/2013)
Super book, a classic
read it years ago, what faith this man had in God, how he was provided for is such an inspiration
Review by / (Posted on 4/5/2013)
This book is really uplifting! I read it years ago, but my family & I enjoyed listening to it and being reminded of God's mercy & faithfulness & provision.
Review by / (Posted on 4/2/2013)
Great... but
I thoroughly enjoyed this biography and would recommend it. The only issue I had was, toward the end (Epilogue) where Brother Andrew's activities among the Orthodox and Catholics was highlighted.

I disagree that Protestants and Catholics can work together in the work of the gospel as they come from fundamentally different views as to the path that leads to salvation.

But in all other respects - fascinating and insightful (especially as my family and I are missionaries).
Review by / (Posted on 3/27/2013)
Great book. Enjoyed the updates at the end.
Review by / (Posted on 3/21/2013)
This book is wonderful. An amazing story of God's grace calling a sinner unto Himself. It is an inspiring story!
Review by / (Posted on 3/21/2013)
Excellent book
This book is very interesting and inspiring.
Review by / (Posted on 3/21/2013)
Dedicated Servant
I loved God's Smuggler and was inspired by the way God protected and enabled this man to serve the Body of Christ in Bible deprived areas of the world.
Review by / (Posted on 3/21/2013)
Excellent listen
Inspiring true story of God at work in every day people, who are amazing behind the iron curtain in the 1950's and a1960's
Review by / (Posted on 3/19/2013)
Couldn't put it down
Amazing testimony. Easy writing style & a very good reader.
Review by / (Posted on 3/12/2013)
very good
Very good. Entertaining and informative.
Review by / (Posted on 3/11/2013)
WOW! - Can't say much more than that. This book really demonstrates what God can do for those who are faithful.
Review by / (Posted on 3/11/2013)
Had me interested from the start!
This book had me hooked from the beginning. It was amazing how God "closed" the eyes of so many to protect people in this ministry.
Brother Andrew believed God for big things & God showed Himself in awesome ways.
Review by / (Posted on 3/9/2013)
A must read for every Christian.
Review by / (Posted on 3/6/2013)
loved it
What a great story of God's word going forth. It made me really search my own heart and challenged my faith.
Review by / (Posted on 3/5/2013)
Acts 29 material
Brother Andrew's story reads like a story that belongs in the Bible. He was the most unlikely person to become a Christian but God in His mercy never abandoned him. As radical as he was as a sinner he was just as radical and passionate as a saint. His story inspires us to obey God's voice, believe God for miracles, to have passion for the lost, and encouragement for the saints. I cannot begin to tell you how much my whole family loves this book. We're going through it again with the help of this audiobook.
Review by / (Posted on 3/5/2013)
An excellent listen
Real faith
Real service
Real people
Real christianity
Real God
Review by / (Posted on 3/4/2013)
God's provision to mission
The church I belong to in Dusseldorf - (Christ Church supports the work of Open Doors International, this link in mission prompted me to listen to (and recommend) Brother Andrew's story - God's Smuggler.

I had known something of Brother Andrew and his work behind the Iron Curtain, but no real details. I love this book for the way his story is told giving depth to why we should support the work of Open Doors International.

Thank you.
Review by / (Posted on 3/3/2013)
Great story of a man who has been transformed by God and how God uses an ordinary man to do great work in His ministry. Giving all of us hope.
Review by / (Posted on 3/2/2013)
Excellent book!
A great example of listening to God and doing what He wants, no matter what the risk nor the cost.
Review by / (Posted on 3/2/2013)
I could not stop listening to this book! The reader was pleasant to listen to and easy to understand. The story could bring you to tears or great joy. I felt like I was part of the story and found myself thanking God for people like this! Thank you for placing this book on the Free monthly download. My God bless you.
Review by / (Posted on 2/28/2013)
Every Christian Should Read
This is an awesome story of God's unfailing provision. I've not completed it yet and already I've been praying for the faith of Brother Andrew! This book will inspire and encourage you to trust God and know that He is faithful.
Review by / (Posted on 2/22/2013)
Best story ever!
Thanks to christianaudio, I had the chance to listen to this audiobook for free. Though I enjoyed the fiction audiobooks which were distributed with no charge, it was a great pleasure to hear a REAL story, REAL acts of God. I constantly gasped when brother Andrew was in trouble, and was astonished how God worked in a 'King's way'.

I think this book shows a good example of how someone could walk in step with the Spirit :)
Review by / (Posted on 2/15/2013)
God's Smuggler by Brother Andrew and John & Elizabeth Sherrill was narrated by
Simon Vance who did an excellent job of reading the book.

As a young boy, Brother Andrew had daydreams of becoming a spy and working undercover behind enemy lines. When he grew up and became a Christian, he became an undercover agent for God by delivering Bibles to Communist countries. Brother Andrew found himself in many situations where he seriously wondered if he would end up in prison or worse, but every time God came through in a miraculous way. There were several times when his car was searched from bumper to bumper yet the guards did not seem to notice the Bibles in plain view on the seat beside Brother Andrew. At one time he was talking with a Russian guard and commented that the Russians seemed to know all about him. The guard told him that God's Smuggler was required reading for the Russian police. I learned so much listening to this book and one of the things that really stuck in my mind was the fact that in Bulgaria there are churches that do not have even one Bible. At least this was true when the book was written in the sixties. Brother Andrew was so successful because he trusted God, prayed to God for help, and believed that God was with him and would answer his prayer.

I would recommend this book to every Christian, possibly even consider it required reading. Even non-Christians might enjoy reading the book.

I received this audiobook free from christianaudio's Reviewers Program in exchange for posting a review.
Review by / (Posted on 2/12/2013)
Well worth your time
What an inspiring and challenging story. After listening to this book I am re-motivated to draw close to God so that I will know where and how He wants me to serve. I highly recommend it.
Review by / (Posted on 2/12/2013)
Must Listen!
"Page turner," "Couldn't put it down," "Exciting," "Well worth the money," "100% satisfaction guaranteed" etc. etc. This book lives up to all those cliches! It was absolutely fantastic and my family didn't want it to end. From the story itself to the narrator it was wonderful. We listened to this on our vacation as we were traveling. It even kept our 8 year old's attention! This book was faith building! God' use me like "Andy":))
Review by / (Posted on 2/28/2012)
God's Smuggler, a book that will inspire, encourage, and convict!
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the God’s Smuggler Audio book, written by Brother Andrew and John and Elizabeth Sherrill. It’s the kind of book you can’t put down, or stop listening to if you have the audio version. This is a true story about a young Dutch man named, Andrew who enlists in the military and finds it is not the adventure he originally thought it would be. He spent endless hours drinking, partying, and living with the guilt of killing people in war. God saved him and he began a real adventure of smuggling bibles into communist countries.

I was inspired by Andrew’s life and mission to spread God’s word in some of the most difficult and dangerous places. I was awed by how many times he was able to get across the border with a van full of bibles, undetected. There were even times that his car was searched from trunk, to motor, to glove compartment, and officers did not see the bibles that were in plain sight. This was truly a testimony of God’s miraculous power and ability to do above what we ask for or think. I learned that my faith needs to be stronger. Andrew defied odds so many times because he trusted God, prayed and believed that God was with him. He was able to get into China when everyone told him it was impossible. Nothing is impossible with God! Andrew's heart for evangelism is truly inspirational and made me examine my own commitment to sharing the gospel. I was also convicted by Andrew’s self sacrifice. He and his wife were willing to sell their house so that they would have enough money to print bibles. I won’t tell you what happened, but God blessed their willingness to give up everything. The narrator of this audio book did a good job. At first I found it difficult to understand his English accent, but once I adjusted I thought he did a wonderful job. I recommend this book to everyone.

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Review by / (Posted on 12/7/2011)
Awesome - a must read!
I first read this book to my children in the 80's - and have read it ten or more times since. I have also listened to it on audio numerous times and have gifted it to several people. This past weekend as I prayed to God about a financial need - I was also listening to the audio - realizing just what Brother Andrew believed - that if the need was of God - He would provide. The words of Brother Andrew so encouraged me! The next day someone gave us $5,000 for the need we had and it again showed that God is able to provide and sustain when He is in it! This book is must read for all Christians! A great book to read to your children as well.
Review by / (Posted on 5/3/2011)