Monday, April 1, 2013
I recently had the opportunity to read Persecuted The Global Assault On Christians. This book is a book for both believers and non believers. Across the world, and for all sorts of reasons, Christians are being persecuted. This book really speaks the reality and cost of being a christian and brings a much needed awareness of the reality of Christians who are being persecuted, murdered, fleeing countries where christian groups have lived for thousands of years, raped, schools, churches and homes have been burned or destroyed. These authors share hundreds of stories of Christians being persecuted for their faith. I mean to be honest, I found so many of these stories to be disturbing and hard to read. I can't understand why our media hasn't covered this. Each story will break your heart leaving you numb. For me, it is a book you don't want to read but need to read and then pass it on. It makes me eternally grateful that I can drive to church on Sunday with out the worry of inprisionment or physical harm. It is a reminder that we still have freedoms of faith that many do not and yet we take them for granted. I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com review blogger program. The opinions in this post are my own.