Turkish Title: İsa Tek Yol mu?
Original Title: Jesus Unser Schicksal (Jesus Our destiny)
Author: Wilhelm Busch
Pastor Busch was relatively unknown outside of Europe, but over the years since his death in 1966 his reputation has grown. This book is loaded with descriptive analogies and stories that reveal the great walk of this Christian from the trenches of France to the Gestapo prisons of Nazi Germany to the struggle with post war secularism. The personal salvation story of Pastor Busch is even more compelling than the history he experienced.
"Jesus Our Destiny is the most well known of his works. It is based on a compilation of his radio speeches. A common theme in his speeches is the centrality of Jesus to Christian doctrine. The focus of the book is to convince those who doubt Christianity of the reasonableness of Christian faith and the need of a faith in Jesus Christ that leads to a changed life.
Wilhelm Busch also has a personal testimony of his own life's experiences that lead him to a personal relation with Jesus. He also became well known for his refusal to adapt his preaching to the convenience of the Nazi party. He continued to preach God's Word as contained in the Bible in spite of Gestapo's threats which lead to lengthy jail confinement where he continued to preach to the jailers in spite of being confined from contact with other prisoners.
We are given a picture of salvation ... when Pastor Busch was on the Western Front he had to hide behind a cannon shield, realizing that if he held his hand out it would be cut off by withering allied rifle fire. Jesus is our salvation as well.
In the trenches of France, Wilhelm Busch faced the opposite of peace ... the spectre of death during the First World War and gave his life to Jesus to begin a lifetime of service; his last sermon in communist East Germany, where he died three days later in 1966, is the last chapter of the book.