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Asbury Theological Seminary

April 13, 2016 08:00 ET

New Testament Scholar Craig Keener and Wife Medine Release Their Long-Awaited Book "Impossible Love"

WILMORE, KY--(Marketwired - April 13, 2016) - Drs. Craig and Médine Keener recently released Impossible Love: The True Story of An African Civil War, Miracles and Hope Against All Odds. The book depicts the story of their friendship and love across continents and in spite of devastating hardships.

"This book is a genuinely epic encounter of two people experiencing God's grace in overcoming unspeakable obstacles," Dr. Timothy Tennent, President of Asbury Theological Seminary, said.

Impossible Love tells the true-life story of Craig and Médine's journey to reconciliation and to each other and is relevant to current interests about war, refugees, forgiveness and racial reconciliation. Médine lived as a war refugee for 18 months in the Congo, often traversing snake-infested swamps and fields of army ants in search of food for her parents and siblings. Craig waited anxiously, not knowing for that year and a half whether she was alive or dead. Today, Craig and Médine write and speak on the issues of racism, ethnicity and reconciliation in Africa and the U.S.

"Racial reconciliation for me, as a Christian, it's something we have to do," Médine said. "We don't look at the physical traits of a person, but at the heart and how we can help each other."

Craig is the F.M. and Ada Thompson Professor of Biblical Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary. He has authored 18 books, five of which have won book awards in Christianity Today. He is married to Médine Moussounga Keener, who holds a Ph.D. from the University of Paris 7, and serves as Pastoral Care Coordinator at the Seminary.

Impossible Love is available from Read more of the Keener's story at

Asbury Theological Seminary was founded in 1923 by H.C. Morrison with a class of three students and an audacious seal that said, "The whole Bible for the whole world." Its mission is to prepare theologically educated, sanctified, Spirit-filled men and women to evangelize and to spread scriptural holiness throughout the world. Almost 100 years later, the Seminary has more than 10,000 graduates serving in every time zone around the world through social justice initiatives, government, art, mission organizations, education and the church.

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