Thursday, May 26, 2016

Bearing Witness: Stories of Martyrdom and Costly Discipleship Book Review

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My faith is a very important part of my everyday life.  I am truly blessed to be living in a country where I am free to believe in God without having my life put in danger.  It is important to remember that not everyone is as blessed as I am.  There are Christians all over this world who are being persecuted for their beliefs.  This is not a new thing.  Christians have been persecuted from the very start.  

About Bearing Witness: Stories of Martyrdom and Costly Discipleship
From the stoning of Stephen in the first-century Jerusalem to Nigerian Christians persecuted by Boko Haram in 2015, these stirring accounts will inspire greater faithfulness to the way of Jesus, reminding believers what costly discipleship looks like in any age.  Bearing Witness brings together dozens of accounts from around the world of Christians who gave witness to their faith in the face of intense persecution, even if it costs them their lives.

Many of these stories are hard for me to read because these people truly had the guts to stand up for their beliefs.  I'm honestly not sure how many of us would be willing to be put to death for what we believe.  This book is important for Christians to read because they need to understand how costly it can be to be a true disciple! 

 In selecting stories for this book, the editors focused on Anabaptist martyrs and others who suffered for their commitment to believer’s baptism and nonviolence.
            Publisher: Plough Publishing House  
Category: Christianity/History
            Binding: Softcover
            240 pages        

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1 comment:

mskayz said...

sounds intriguing