Peter Fleming: A Man of Faith

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In January, 1956, the world was staggered to hear that five young missionaries of Christ had been annihilated by the spears of tribal Indians in Ecuador. One life laid down was that of Peter Fleming.

Pete had learned to live the life of faith. As he comprehended the power of God in his daily walk, he penned in his personal diary many of his soul’s struggles. Some of these comments are self-critical, many are triumphant and Christ-glorifying.

In the foresight and providence of God, these chronicles have been preserved. Now Pete’s brother, Ken Fleming, has compiled the contents of these diaries, plus numerous personal letters written by his brother.

Collectively they reveal in an exceptional way the spiritual maturation of this man of God. Of few Christian pacesetters is it possible to discern how they developed as Peter Fleming did. Unquestionably, this book is the chronicle of growth of a Man of Faith. The author’s desire is that many young believers will be encouraged to follow the same pathway.

Pages: 168
Size: 5.5" x 8.5"
ISBN #: 978-1-59387-198-7
Format: Softcover


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Map of Ecuador
Chapter 1 – Hand on the Plough
Chapter 2 – God Give Me Faith
Chapter 3 – Faith’s Frontiers and God’s Guidance
Chapter 4 – Faith Climbing
Chapter 5 – The Discipline of Faith
Chapter 6 – Faith in the Context of Jungle Life
Chapter 7 – The Tyranny of the Urgent
Chapter 8 – Faith Praising in Trials
Chapter 9 – Faith Evaluates Disaster
Chapter 10 – Roll on Strong Son of God
Chapter 11 – Expecting God’s Blessing
Chapter 12 – For Thee the Fullness of My Heart
Chapter 13 – Jungle Harvest
Chapter 14 – My Life For Their Faith

Author info: Ken Fleming has been an enthusiastic and passionate Bible teacher for more than fifty years. His service for Christ has led him to many parts of the globe, including South Africa, where he spent twenty-five years as a missionary among the Zulu people. From 1977 through 2002, Ken taught in the Bible and Missions programs at Emmaus Bible College in Dubuque, Iowa. Today he continues proclaiming the gospel and strengthening the church body through writing and preaching ministries.

Books by Ken Fleming: Biblical Principles of Church GrowthExodus: The Formation of a NationGenesis: From Creation to a NationGod's Voice in the StarsHe Humbled HimselfJoshua: The Conquest of CanaanPeter Fleming: A Man of Faith

Courses by Ken Fleming: Discovering Bible StudyDiscovering Christ in the PsalmsEphesiansExodus: The Formation of a NationGenesis: From Creation to a NationGod's Mandate for MissionsJohn the Baptist: Prophet of the HighestJoshua: The Conquest of CanaanJudges: Disobedience, Departure, Discipline, & Deliverance1 Peter2 Peter & JudeSecurely Saved and Sure of It!

Booklets by Ken Fleming: Assurance of SalvationThe Challenge of Change in Assembly Missions

Here's What People Are Saying!

"This is a great book. In writing the story of his brother's life, Ken Fleming has given us an inspiring and exhortational example of what it means, practically speaking, to live a life of faith in God. I recommend it to anyone!"

–Rebekkah Scott

"As a former student of Ken Fleming's, I was required to read this book in one of his classes. I had read "Through the Gates of Splendor" by Elizabeth Elliot, and so figured that it would not be of much interest to me. However, when I did read it, I was fascinated by the different viewpoint that Mr. Fleming takes.

"Ken writes from the perspective of a brother who had a close relationship with Pete, even though (at the time of Pete's martyrdom) they were on complete opposite sides of the Earth (Ken was working with the Zulu at the time). He discusses Pete's personality, his working relationship with God and others and his reasonings about giving up a potential career to be a missionary who would have no visible means of support (he did not even have pledges, nor did he request money from others.) He makes great use of Pete's diary and letters to others to develop his memoir.

"As a professor, Mr. Fleming has a sharp wit and a strong ability to use language to communicate; this ability comes out in his book. A good read!"

–D. E. Smith