By Marketing and Communication |
The Bethel College Campus Store will host a book signing with alumnus Caleb Bislow '00, author of “Dangerous: Engaging the People and Places No One Else Will.” Bislow’s book is endorsed by Bear Grylls, host of Discovery Chanel’s “Man vs. Wild” and NBC’s “Get Out Alive,” who says it is “a book for aspiring heroes, about real heroes, by a quiet hero.” The signing will be on Wednesday, April 2 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Sufficient Grounds Campus Store.
The goal of Bislow’s book is to mobilize followers of Christ to engage the people and the places that no one else will. Bislow is a full-time missionary and founder of Unusual Soldiers, a ministry committed to taking the hope of Christ to the dark, dangerous and despised corners of the world. The book shares stories of his extreme missions to places such as remote, “forbidden” tribes, prisons, brothels and war zones.
“The heart of the book is to mobilize people,” Bislow says. “My hope is to raise up unusual soldiers who can multiply disciples.”
One story tells of a trip to a remote part of Africa to minister to the Maasai Tribe. He made the trip alone, as fighting in the region made it too risky to bring a team. With the help of a translator he met online, he saw 300 people respond to the gospel. In taking a radical risk for Christ, Bislow found his calling.
“I saw God move in a powerful way, and found a cause worth living for – a cause worth dying for,” Bislow says.
Always an adventure seeker, Bislow is an extreme sports enthusiast and avid outdoorsman which is what led him to attend a survival training camp in Scotland, where he met Grylls. Bislow now runs his own survival training camp called “Stranded” from his hometown in Nebraska. Known as the “Basic Training” for Unusual Soldiers, it tests endurance, character and mental fortitude in a simulated mission trip to a treacherous or threatening region.
Bislow is available for interviews and guest appearances while he is in town. He is scheduled to be a guest on WFRN’s morning show and on the Harvest Show on Wednesday, April 2. To inquire about an interview, contact Erin Kinzel, 574.807.7382 or Erin.Kinzel@BethelCollege.edu.