Roger studied mathematics and theology at St John's College Cambridge. After a period in the Royal Air Force, he worked as an itinerant evangelist before starting Ichthus in 1974. Roger was one of the founders of March for Jesus, was on the board of the AD2000 Movement and the Council of the Evangelical Missionary Alliance for many years. He has been involved with the Evangelical Alliance since the early 1970s as a member of the Council, and has served on a number of EA committees.Among his many responsibilities he is Chairman of the Council for the UK Evangelical Alliance and honorary Vice President of Tearfund, and is honoured to be on the Council of Reference for Aglow International (Britain), and together with Faith is a patron of Springs Dance Company.
In 1974 Faith and Roger Forster founded the Ichthus Christian Fellowship, which they co-lead, and currently comprises 15 London congregations, a network of 80 UK link churches and workers overseas in approximately 16 nations. Roger and Faith have three married children and four grandchildren.
Roger has authored and co-authored several books, including God's Strategy in Human History, Reason Science and Faith, Christianity Evidence and Truth, The Kingdom of Jesus, Prayer, Trinity, Suffering and the Love of God and Women and the Kingdom.
Jesus never stopped talking about the Kingdom of God. So why is it that the church has so rarely taught it? In 'The Kingdom of Jesus' Roger Forster unpacks this rich topic, dispelling popular myths about the Kingdom and showing how the radical nature of its message is as relevant to the 21st century church as it was in Jesus’ day.
A must-read for anyone wanting to get to grips with Jesus' message.
Volume 2: Reconsidering Key Biblical Ideas reinforces the key concepts covered in Volume 1, such as God’s will and man’s freewill, justification and righteousness, election and foreknowledge, works and faithfulness, and the hardening of Pharaoh’s heart.
We show how many of the traditionalist meanings given to these ideas are based on imported human philosophy not 1st century understandings.
This is the long-awaited 3rd edition of God's Strategy in Human History by Roger Forster & Paul Marston - one of the most influential theology books of the 20th century.
In Volume 1: God’s Path to Victory we explore what the Bible says about how God is working in human history. We look at the conflict between good and evil and at how your personal relationship with God fits into his strategy.
What happens when we pray? If God is almighty why do we need to pray? What does praying actually do? Why and how should we pray? What does the Lord's prayer mean? Roger Forster explores what prayer is, what it does and why we do it. We see that prayer is as important today as when Jesus taught his disciples how to pray. Discover a passion for prayer and learn how to live life in the breath of God.
Why do bad things happen to good people? How can God allow suffering in his creation?
Roger Forster takes a fresh and radical look at the book of Job and shows it isn't just a tale of suffering but a powerful insight into the strength and endurance of God's love for us.
This book unravels the mystery of where we find God through Christ when we are suffering, and helps us live in the Love of God
What does the Bible really say about women?
Should women be allowed to preach or lead in church?
What about what Paul said?
In 'Women and the Kingdom' Roger and Faith Forster summarise a wealth of information about what the Bible has to say about the role, value and contribution of women in the purposes of God.
As Jackie Pullinger-To says in her foreword, 'It reads like a thriller!'