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Born May 11, 1928 in Sint Pancras, Holland. 4th of 2 sisters, 4 brothers. Father: blacksmith. Parents both lived beyond his adolescence. Raised in Dutch Reformed church. Schooling ended 1940 due to Nazi occupation. Childhood distinctions: long-distance running and daredevil attitude. Commando in Dutch army in East Indies 1946 to 1949. Severely wounded 1949. Studied at World Evangelization Crusade school in Scotland 1953 to 1955. First trip behind the Iron Curtain into Poland in 1955 sparked idea to 'smuggle' Bibles into Communist countries. Married 'Corrie' June 27, 1958 in Alkmaar (with whom  he had five children). Daredevil exploits told in God's Smuggler earned him an international reputation after 1966 but virtually stopped his own participation in smuggling. Expanded organization - called 'Open Doors' - into Latin America. Severely injured in 1971 plane crash. In 1970's developed bases in Africa and Asia. Project Pearl in 1981 smuggled one million Bibles into Red China. 1990's added focus on Muslim countries. 1995 stepped down as president of Open Doors, which had 20 offices in five 'battle zones': Eastern Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Muslim countries. Honored by World Evangelical Fellowship in 1997 as 'legendary'.

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Andrew, Brother (with Susan Devore Williams), And God Changed His          PB
Mind. Old Tappan, NJ: Chosen Books (Fleming H. Revell), 1990.
Andrew, Brother,
Battle for Africa.                                                             PB
Wooding, Dan (with Brother Andrew),
Brother Andrew. Minneapolis: Bethany          PB
     House, 1983.
Andrew, Brother,
Building in a Broken World. Wheaton, ILL: Tyndale            PB
     House, 1981.
Andrew, Brother (with Becker, Verne),
For the Love of My Brothers.                              PB
     Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1998.
Andrew, Brother (with Sherrill, John and Elizabeth),
God's Smuggler. New                  PB
     York: New American Library, 1967.
Andrew, Brother,
Is Life So Dear? Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1984.                                  PB
Andrew, Brother (with Jackson, Dave and Neta),
A Time For Heroes. Anne Arbor,      PB
      MI: Servant, 1988.

Anderson, Ken, Bold As A Lamb: Pastor Samuel lamb and the                                            PB
     Underground Church of China. Zondervan, 1991.
Ball, Ann,
The Persecuted Church in the Late Twentieth Century.                                      PB
Chambers, Oswald,
My Utmost for His Highest, New York: Dodd, Mead                          HC
     & Co., 1935.
Coulson, Gail V. and others,
The Enduring Church: Christians in China                         PB
     and Hong Kong. Friendship Press, 1996.
Cragg, Kenneth,
The Arab Christian: A History in the Middle East. Westminster        PB
     Press, 1991.
David, Brother,
God's Smuggler to China.                                                                                    PB
Dolph, Harry,
The Evader: An American Airman's Eight Months with the                     PB
     Dutch Underground. Eakin, 1994.
Fischer, Louis,
The Story of Indonesia. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1959                  PB
Horner, Norman
, Present-Day Christianity in the Middle East and                                  PB
     North Africa.
Hubbard, Benjamin J. and George Grose, eds.,
The Abraham connection:                     PB
     A Jew, Christian and Muslim in Dialogue. Cross Cultural Pub., 1994.
Kinnear, Angus,
The Story of Watchman Nee: Against the Tide. Christian                      PB
     Literature Crusade, 1998.
Krancher, Jan A.,
The Defining Years of the Dutch East Indies, 1942-1949.                    HC
     McFarland, 1996.
Mid-European Law Project,
Church and State Behind the Iron Curtain:                          PB
     Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, Romania…Soviet Union.
Mohammed, Ovey N.,
Muslim-Christian Relations: Past, Present, Future.                      PB
     Orbis, 1999.
Monticone, Ronald C.,
The Catholic Church in Communist Poland,                                  HC
     1945-1985. East European Mon., 1986.
Morea, Andrae,
The Book They Couldn't Ban: the Miraculous Experiences of a          PB
     Bible Courier in Romania
Mozjes, Paul,
Church and State in Postwar Eastern Europe.                                                HC
     Greenwood, 1987.
Mozjes, Paul,
Religious Liberty in Eastern Europe and the USSR: Before                       HC
     and After the Great Transformation. East European Mon., 1992.
Nicoli, Pastor,
Persecuted But Not Forgotten: the Story of a Church                                 PB
     Behind the Iron Curtain.
Pacini, Andrea,
Christian Communities in the Arab Middle East: The Challenge        HC
     of the Future. Clarendon Press, 1998. 
Ramet, Sabrina Petra,
Protestantism and Politics in Eastern Europe and                      HC
     Russia: the Communist and Postcommunist Eras. Duke Un. Pr., 1993.
Shea, Nina,
In the Lion's Den: Persecuted Christians and What the Church                   PB
     Can Do About It. Broadman & Holman, 1997.
Spinka, Michael,
The Church in Soviet Russia. Greenwood, 1980.                                      PB
Ten Boom, Corrie, (with Buckingham, Jamie)
Tramp for the Lord. Old                HC      PB
     Tappan, New Jersey: Fleming H. Revell, 1974.
Vins, George,
Konshaubi: The True Story of Persecuted Christians in                             PB
     the Soviet Union.
Weigel, George,
The Final Revolution: the Resistance Church and the                             PB
     Collapse of Communism.
Wellman, Sam,
Brother Andrew. Uhrichville, Ohio: Barbour Publishing , 1999.            PB

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