It contains vivid stories of men and women who suffer abuse because of their faith in Jesus Christ, and tells of their perseverance and courage. This book offers a glimpse at the modern-day life of Christians worldwide, recounting the ongoing attacks that rarely make international headlines. These are not casualties of a war.
Persecuted: The Global Assault on Christians #ad - Even many western christians, who worship and pray without fear of violent repercussions, are unaware that so many followers of Christ live under governments and among people who are often openly hostile to their faith. A woman is caught with a Bible and publicly shot to death. Persecuted gives documented accounts of the persecution of Christians in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and former Soviet nations.
Three buses full of students and teachers are struck by roadside bombs. They think martyrdom became a rarity long ago. These are christian believers being persecuted for their faith in the twenty-first century.
Killing Christians: Living the Faith Where It's Not Safe to BelieveThomas Nelson #ad - Could you retain your faith even if it meant losing your life? Your family’s lives? To many Christians in the Middle East today, a “momentary, light affliction” means enduring only torture instead of martyrdom. None would wish their pain and suffering on those who do not have to brave such misery, but the richness gained through their remarkable trials are delivered—often in their own words—through this book.
Each survivor longs to share with brothers and sisters “on the outside” what Christ has taught them. Killing christians is their message to readers who still enjoy freedom to practice their faith. Yet, iran, it is an everyday reality for those who choose faith over survival in Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, and other countries hostile to the Gospel of Christ.
Killing Christians: Living the Faith Where It's Not Safe to Believe #ad - . Inkilling christians, the grim prisons, tom doyle takes readers to the secret meetings, the torture rooms, and even the executions that are the “calling” of countless Muslims-turned-Christians. The stories are breathtaking, the lessons soul-stirring and renewing. Killing christians presents the dead serious work of expanding and maintaining the Faith.
The depth of oppression Jesus followers suffer is unimaginable to most Western Christians.
Standing in the Fire: Courageous Christians Living in Frightening TimesThomas Nelson #ad - Standing in the fire demonstrates the church triumphant through the lives of people who stood strong and didn’t run away in the face of overwhelming danger. Not even isis can scare them off followers of Christ need to relearn what it means to stand courageously for their faith rather than merely survive in a climate of fear.
Standing in the Fire: Courageous Christians Living in Frightening Times #ad - Instead of motivating believers to action, today’s headlines appear to be paralyzing them. These middle eastern heroes of faith fear God more than terrorist groups like ISIS. Supported by tom doyle’s commentary on events, the stories included show how these Christians are not living as victims, but victors in Christ.
The Global War on Christians: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Anti-Christian PersecutionImage #ad - One of the most respected journalists in the United States and the bestselling author of The Future Church uses his unparalleled knowledge of world affairs and religious insight to investigate the troubling worldwide persecution of Christians. From iraq and egypt to sudan and nigeria, from Indonesia to the Indian subcontinent, Christians in the early 21st century are the world's most persecuted religious group.
According to the secular international Society for Human Rights, 80 percent of violations of religious freedom in the world today are directed against Christians. However counter-intuitive it may seem in light of popular stereotypes of Christianity as a powerful and sometimes oppressive social force, Christians today indisputably form the most persecuted religious body on the planet, and too often its new martyrs suffer in silence.
The Global War on Christians: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Anti-Christian Persecution #ad - This book looks to shatter that silence. We’re not talking about a metaphorical ‘war on religion’ in europe and the United States, fought on symbolic terrain such as whether it’s okay to erect a nativity set on the courthouse steps, but a rising tide of legal oppression, social harassment and direct physical violence, with Christians as its leading victims.
Underlying the global war on Christians is the demographic reality that more than two-thirds of the world's 2. 3 billion christians now live outside the west, hindu radicalism in India, often as a beleaguered minority up against a hostile majority-- whether it's Islamic fundamentalism in the Middle East and parts of Africa and Asia, or state-imposed atheism in China and North Korea.
In europe and north America, Christians face political and legal challenges to religious freedom. Allen exposes the deadly threats and offers investigative insight into what is and can be done to stop these atrocities.
After Acts: Exploring the Lives and Legends of the ApostlesMoody Publishers #ad - Join Dr. But its characters lived on. . Gain a window into the religious milieu of the ancient and medieval church. Learn what really happened to your favorite characters and what you should truly remember them for. Did paul ever make it to spain? was he beheaded in rome?Is it true that Peter was crucified upside down?Was the Virgin Mary really bodily assumed into heaven?The book of Acts ends at chapter 28.
Unearth artifacts and burial sites. Bryan litfin as he guides you through Scripture and other ancient literature to sift fact from fiction, real-life from legend. Skillfully researched and clearly written, After Acts is as accurate as it is engaging. What really happened after acts?if you’ve ever wondered what happened to the biblical characters after Acts—from the well-known Matthew to the lesser-known Bartholomew—then this book is for you.
Celebrating a Century of Ecumenism: Exploring the Achievements of International DialogueWm. B. Eerdmans Publishing #ad - Celebrating a century of ecumenism brings readers up to date on one hundred years of global dialogue between many different church traditions, Roman Catholic, including Anglican, Baptist, Lutheran, Oriental Orthodox, Evangelical, Disciples of Christ, Methodist, Pentecostal, Orthodox, and more. Wesley Ariarajah Peter C.
Bouteneff ralph Del Colle Lorelei F. Radano Cecil M. The first part of the book focuses on multilateral dialogue that involved a variety of churches attempting to delineate common ground, with considerable progress reported. Wood. Roberson William G. Rusch mary tanner Geoffrey Wainwright Jared Wicks Susan K. Ronald G.
Celebrating a Century of Ecumenism: Exploring the Achievements of International Dialogue #ad - Modern ecumenism traces its roots back to the 1910 World Missionary Conference in Edinburgh. Fuchs donna geernaert jeffrey Gros Helmut Harder William Henn Margaret O'Gara John A. The second part describes bilateral discussions between two churches or groups of churches. Eighteen essays by authors representing a wide spectrum of denominational interests outline the achievements of this movement toward unity.
Robeck Jr. Celebrating a century of ecumenism is one small marker along the way to the unity that many Christians desire, and the report it provides will encourage those involved in ecumenical discussions.
Jesus in Beijing: How Christianity Is Transforming China And Changing the Global Balance of PowerSalem Books #ad - This book details the great unreported story of the Chinese giant, its enormously rapid conversion to Christianity, and what this change means to the global balance of power.
From Times Square to Timbuktu: The Post-Christian West Meets the Non-Western ChurchEerdmans #ad - Never in the history of christianity has there been such a rapid and dramatic shift in where Christians are located in the world. Wesley granberg-michaelson explores the consequences of this shift for congregations in North America, specifically for the efforts to build Christian unity in the face of new and challenging divisions.
Centers of religious power, and theological capital remain entrenched in the global, money, secularized North while the Christian majority thrives and rapidly grows in the global South. World christianity's most decisive twenty-first-century challenge, Granberg-Michaelson argues, is to build meaningful bridges between faithful churches in the global North and the spiritually exuberant churches of the global South.
From Times Square to Timbuktu: The Post-Christian West Meets the Non-Western Church #ad - Watch the trailer:. In the last century, amazingly, world Christianity's center of gravity has effectively moved from Europe to a point near Timbuktu in Africa.
Beyond Opinion: Living the Faith We DefendThomas Nelson #ad - In addition to writing several chapters himself, including alister mcgrath and John Lennox, Ravi Zacharias brings together many of today's leading apologists and Christian teachers, to address topics present in the very future of worldwide Christianity—from the process of spiritual transformation to the challenges posed by militant atheism and a resurgent Islam.
A definitive master work from the world's leading Christian apologist. Destined to become a classic, Beyond Opinion is a touchstone that will affect Christians around the world. Respected apologist ravi zacharias was once sharing his faith with a Hindu when the man asked: "If the Christian faith is truly supernatural, why is it not more evident in the lives of so many Christians I know?" The question hit hard, and this book is an answer.
Beyond Opinion: Living the Faith We Defend #ad - Its purpose is to equip Christians everywhere to simultaneously defend the faith and be transformed by it into people of compassion.
Silenced: How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes are Choking Freedom WorldwideOxford University Press #ad - Blasphemy accusations in the Muslim world are increasingly used as key tools by authoritarian governments and extremist forces to acquire and consolidate their power. These charges, have proved effective in crushing or intimidating not only converts and heterodox groups, which draw on disputed interpretations of Islamic law and carry a traditional punishment of death, but also political and religious reformers.
This volume provides the first world survey of the range and effects of such accusations in the contemporary Muslim world, in international organizations, and in the West.