The amazing story of how God has answered the prayers of the free world for the fall of communism and what He has accomplished after that is written in a book Gabor co-authored with David Robinson.
“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father.” — John 14:12
The Outrageous Promise is a true story of God’s love for those who suffered under communism and how He called people from different cultures to join together to make a difference behind the Iron Curtain.
Our story begins with people in campus ministry from Hungary and the USA forging a unique partnership to make an impact for God’s glory.
After waiting, darkness and failure, God opened a door for ministry and led a missionary team down an unusual path that resulted in the blessing of two curriculums being used in public schools in the former communist-atheist nation of Hungary. Now, sixteen years after the door flung open, thousands of church and mission leaders work together in an abundant harvest. Over 700,000 students have heard the Gospel in public classrooms through a ministry led by the authors of
This story will encourage you as it shows how God changes the course of history through ordinary people of faith.
What others say about the book:
"The Outrageous Promise is a riveting story of the inception and growth of a movement that is inexplicable apart from the creative and redemptive power of God. It is a rich and inspirational drama of transformation in the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in the most surprising and unlikely of circumstances. This powerful narrative will encourage you and stretch your vision of what God can do when we live in full dependence on Him." - Ken Boa, author, Professor at DTS.
"How quickly we forget. Some of us grew up intimidated by the 'Domino Theory' fearing the atheistic, anti-Christian Communist tsumnami would engulf the free world. Behind the Iron Curtain, Christians were victims, seldom able to be proclaimers in brutal Eastern Europe. Who would have thought an amateur team of American and Hungarian young people could be utilized by God to make a Communist nation give honor to the Lord Jesus? What a story of harvest by unlikely servants who were ignorant of what God could NOT do! Reflecting throughout The Outrageous Promise will instruct and bolster you to take on the 'Goliaths' assigned to you by the Lord of the Harvest. It certainly did that for me re: today's challenge of the Muslim World."
- Rev. Dr. Greg Livingstone, Founder, Frontiers. Associate Director, World Outreach of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church
"Oh how I loved your book!!!!THE LORD was so honored and the message so clear on THE HOLY SPIRIT and O our WONDERFUL GOD WHO DELIGHTS IN USING THOSE WHO TRUST IN HIM! I couldn't put it down! ( But it took me 3 days!!!) Ha I just had to think about it all!!!!! I have a very close HUNGARIAN friend. I would like to send her one and also give one to JON AND JOI. So , How can I BUY 10 copies? Can you send them to me? I will return a check immediately or pay in advance! Ha. I am so thrilled about what our GOD did! I hope to be in HUNGARY in Jan. Kelly are always trying to get together but we have had a hard time with our co-ordinating schedules. Dave, I want to say how very proud Bud would be to read how you gave GOD ALL THE GLORY. PTL. Lovingly HIS," - Shirley Hinkson
Dave Robinson is the former Area Campus Director for Eastern Europe and Russia for Campus Crusade for Christ International. Dave and Karen raised their family (Abbie, Dan and Katie) in Budapest, Hungary where they lived for 18 years. Dave currently serves as Pastor of Covenant Chapel, an Evangelical Presbyterian Church in the Kansas City area. Covenant Chapel is a young, dynamic church committed to its community in Leawood, Kansas, ‘City-Reaching’ in the USA and strategic mission partnerships worldwide.
Gábor Grész is the National Director of Campus Crusade for Christ Hungary. Gábor is an ordained Presbyterian minister and graduated in 1991 from the Reformed Theological Seminary of Budapest, Hungary. Gábor and his wife, Edina, have served as full-time staff with Campus Crusade since 1992. They live with their three children (Ráhel, Renátó, Gergo) in Budapest, Hungary.