The Word Among Us

September 2006 Issue

Takashi Nagai: Prophet of Nagasaki

How one man's response to unspeakable violence transformed a city— and blessed a nation

In our first two articles, we talked about how potentially devastating situations—as global as terrorist attacks or as intimate as a broken marriage—can convince us to shrink back from the calling of the gospel. We saw that when things look their darkest, God calls believers to shine the light of Christ more fully, transforming the world through the power of the Holy Spirit.

The following article tells the story of one man who did just that by not letting bitterness or cynicism get the better of him. As you read...

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