Thursday, 12 January 2017
Jesus Freaks: Martyrs - Book review
Jesus Freaks - Martyrs
By dc Talk and Voice of the Martyrs
Christian Book (1999)
Bethany House Publishers
There are more Christian martyrs today than there were in A.D. 100--in the days of the Roman Empire. Now in the twenty-first century, according to the Center for the Study of Global Christianity, more than 150,000 Christians are martyred around the world every year.
"Remember the Lord's people who are in jail and be concerned for them. Don't forget those who are suffering, but imagine that you are there with them."
Hebrews 13:3 cev. Their stories must be told.
The book is about persecuted Christians. The authors gathered several short testimonies throughout history. In the end, there are specific contents like information about the band dc Talk - Toby Mac, Michael Tait (Newsboys) and Kevin Max (Audio Adrenaline). The paperback includes some resources for prayer groups, an index, and some book references. The handbook denounces the worldwide hate crimes against Christians. The authors’ purpose is to expose the ugly truth.
The authors used a plain language that is easy to understand. The testimonies are heartbreaking but very inspiring. It is very challenging to realise that in some countries, the Christians fear for their life. The book is interesting. It is accurate because it provides the dates and names of the victims. The authors explained the way the Christians were tortured and often killed.
The title grabbed my attention. And the book’s cover looks like a parchment. The message is uplifting. I also grasped that the mainstream media don’t talk about the persecution of the Christians - reality check. I really enjoyed reading this book because that strengthened my faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The book respects the interpretation of the Bible. To conclude, I praise the authors for their investigations. I give 5 stars out of five for this compelling book. Bravo!