Life and Faith Behind the Berlin Wall: An Interview With Ingolf Schmidt

Written by Doug Giles on January 20, 2022

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If you think the secular left is hostile to your faith in here in the West, imagine coming to faith on the wrong side of the Berlin Wall.

That’s what happened with Ingolf Schmidt.

He didn’t just come to faith, either. God called him into ministry in Soviet East Germany.

Yes, he had to deal with the secret police. But don’t mistake this for some gloom-and-doom story. God was with him in some surprising ways. And He answered some amazing prayers in the process.

The man was fortunate enough to watch history unfold before his own eyes — and his whole city had a harrowing near-miss from catastrophe that had an amazing happy ending.


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While you’re at it, here’s his latest book:

Psalms of War: Prayers That Literally Kick Ass is a collection, from the book of Psalms, regarding how David rolled in prayer. I bet you haven’t heard these read, prayed, or sung in church against our formidable enemies — and therein lies the Church’s problem. We’re not using the spiritual weapons God gave us to waylay the powers of darkness. It might be time to dust them off and offer ‘em up if you’re truly concerned about the state of Christ’s Church and of our nation.

Also included in this book, Psalms of War, are reproductions of the author’s original art from his Biblical Badass Series of oil paintings.

This is a great gift for the prayer warriors. Real. Raw. Relevant.