There are more than 65 million displaced people in the world today, more than ever before in history.
There are more natural disasters occurring than ever before in recorded history.
There is a growing spirit of division among people, notably in the U.S. and in Britain, as evidenced in current politics and elections. So much of this division seems fueled by fear, anger, and distrust.
There have been horrific times before in history. We humans like to think we have learned from those experiences and that we wouldn’t let such things happen again. Can we learn from history? Will we? Or must history repeat itself?
Jesus said, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33) And he said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” (John 14:27)
Cladach has released books that feature true stories of God—and his people—at work even during the most horrific historical times. For instance:
- Pol Pot’s genocidal regime in Cambodia (in the book, NO MORE FEAR).
- Jewish children during the Holocaust (in the book, FAITHFUL FRIENDS).
- A political terror-hostage crisis (in the book, HOSTAGE IN TAIPEI).
- Christian and Muslim refugees in Africa and the Middle East (in the book,A PEOPLE TALL AND SMOOTH).
- Spiritual hunger during the Communist revolution in Russia (in the book, PAPER POPPIES).
All these personal memoirs happened in extremely tumultuous times and circumstances. Each describes injustices, cruelty, and evil forces unleashed on nations, people groups, and individuals. Each of these stories also gives witness to God’s grace.
We offer these stories in the hope that readers will find renewed perspective, faith, and love.