Book – “Faith Behind the Iron Curtain”

Ingolf_Schmidt_Book_German_PastorBook Description:
Publication Date: November 20th, 2012

An exhilarating journey of faith growing up in Communist East Germany and overcoming insurmountable odds by God’s grace and power.

Pastor Ingolf Schmidt has produced his first book in English called “Faith Behind the Iron Curtain.”

Over the last few years, Pastor Ingolf Schmidt has written a book about his experiences pastoring an underground church. His church started during the East German Communist rule. The churches went through many different experiences during this time, and even though the government tried to stop the church, they never could because of how God protected them.

Available as paper book and kindle version at

Read the first chapter here (Sample of the Book)

Chapter One of “Faith Behind the Iron Curtain” by Ingolf Schmidt | Book Version | Kindle Edition



Rev. Mark T. Barclay, PHD • Midland, MI

“What a faith-building book this is!”

Dr. Louis Brock • Tucson, AZ

“An extremely inspiring book”

Walter Hallam MS Divinity • La Marque, TX


I am normally a slow reader, but I read this book in one sitting the other day. It is a very simple book to read. I found it difficult to put down. The stories are alive and faith inspiring. it is very inspiring and very much worth reading. I highly recommend this book!
By David E. Shipman – 5 Star Rating on

“Outstanding Read”

This is an awesome book. It reminds us that freedom is precious and that with God everything is possible. Ingolf is a terrific speaker also. If you get a chance to go listen to him in person, go. He is a true man of God.
By AR – 5 Star Rating on


Manuscript Reviews:

“I pray every person you know will have an opportunity to read this book. I highly recommend this absolutely life-changing new book by Dr. Ingolf Schmidt”
Mark T. Barclay
Preacher of Righteousness – Pastor of Living Word Church • Midland, MI

“What a faith building book this is…”
Dr. Louise Brock
Pastor of Faith Family Church • Tucson, AZ