Impossible Love

The True Story of an African Civil War, Miracles and Hope against All Odds

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A Gripping, True-Life Love Story!

Shy, scholarly Craig Keener first met Médine, a beautiful Ph.D. student from central Africa, through a campus ministry at Duke University. The two became close friends, but it wasn't until Médine returned home that Craig--coming to terms with his own wounded heart--realized his love for her. But civil war had broken out in Congo. Médine faced terror, disease and devastating hardship--and Craig didn't know if she was alive or dead.

Separated by continents, cultures and the ravages of war, Craig and Médine never stopped believing that faith, hope and love can surmount even the most overwhelming obstacles. Part romance, part thrilling adventure, their story is an unforgettable, miracle-filled journey of impossible love. You will be amazed by the God whose own great love for each of us will always overcome.


"Part agony with fistfuls of grace, this story changed my perspective on the power of God in the lives of His people."

Mary DeMuth, author, Worth Living: Worth Living: How God's Wild Love for You Makes You Worthy

"A genuinely epic encounter of two people experiencing God's grace in overcoming unspeakable obstacles."

Timothy C. Tennent, Ph.D., president, Asbury Theological Seminary

"This story gripped our hearts as few books have and lifted us higher in Jesus than ever. Read it!"

Rolland and Heidi Baker, founders, Iris Global

"An open and welcoming window into God's grace that leaves the reader cheering."

George O. Wood, Ph.D., general superintendent, General Council of the Assemblies of God

"I was not prepared for how compelling this book is. It has all the ingredients of a thriller that will keep you turning the pages."

R. T. Kendall, D.Phil., senior minister (retired), Westminster Chapel, London

"A real-life story more incredible than any work of fiction."

J. Warner Wallace, cold-case detective; author, Cold-Case Christianity and God's Crime Scene

"This book is powerful and unlike any other you've read. Reading it kindled a flame in my heart to be a greater part of God's story."

Nabeel Qureshi, New York Times bestselling author

The Authors

  1. Craig Keener

    Craig Keener

    Craig S. Keener (Ph.D., Duke University) is F. M. and Ada Thompson Professor of Biblical Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary. He is author of 30 books, 5 of which have won awards in Christianity Today. More than a million copies of his books are in...

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  2. Médine Moussounga Keener

    Médine Moussounga Keener

    Médine Moussounga Keener holds a PhD from the University of Paris and is the pastoral care coordinator of Formation Ministries at Asbury. Médine and her husband, Craig, work for ethnic reconciliation in the US and Africa.

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