Books As Up-to-Date as Your Daily Newspaper, Evening Newscast
Last week, CNN referred to various acts of persecution as Religion’s Week from Hell. With events taking place on the world scene that bring us to our knees, people are looking for authors who can speak to these world issues. Moody Press and FaithWords have titles in the works from Charles Dyer and Robert Jeffress respectively, but there is very little to offer customers at present.
The lone book currently on the market, The Rise of ISIS by Jay Sekulow is about to have some company with two new titles from HarperCollins Christian Publishing.
Killing Christians: Living the Faith Where It’s Not Safe to Believe by Tom Doyle releases first. Here is the blurb from Thomas Nelson:
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. The depth of oppression Jesus followers suffer is unimaginable to most Western Christians. Yet, it is an everyday reality for those who choose faith over survival in Syria, Iran, Egypt, Lebanon, and other countries hostile to the Gospel of Christ. In”Killing Christians, “Tom Doyle takes readers to the secret meetings, the torture rooms, the grim prisons, and even the executions that are the “calling” of countless Muslims-turned-Christians.
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. 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. The stories are breathtaking, the lessons soul-stirring and renewing. “Killing Christians “presents the dead serious work of expanding and maintaining the Faith.
Defying Isis: Preserving Christianity in the Place of Its Birth and in Your Own Backyard by Liberty University’s Johnnie Moore releases in April, also from Thomas Nelson:
Has the Christian Holocaust Begun?
A Christian genocide at the hands of Islamic extremists is unfolding in the Middle East. Entire Christian populations have been eliminated, and the ultimate aim of ISIS and the Islamic State is to eradicate the world of Christianity.
They are well on their way. Thousands of Christians arrive in refugee camps daily as tents can be seen for miles across the countryside of Jordan, Northern Iraq and Lebanon.
Churches have been demolished, crosses burned and replaced with ISIS flags, homes destroyed, entire communities displaced, religious conversions forced, human torture enacted, children slaughtered, and all in plain sight.
In many cities every single Christian has been “taken care of” — displaced, murdered or forcibly converted, and just as the Nazis painted the Star of David on the homes of Jews, Jihadists have painted the Christian “N” (the first letter of the Arabic word for “Christian”) on the homes of indigenous Christian communities to identify them before destroying them. They have proclaimed that they will not stop until Christianity is wiped off the earth from the land of its birth all the way to your own backyard. So what can be done to help these brave souls in the crossfire and protect a holy land?
With never before told stories of horror and of hope, Johnnie Moore unveils the threat of ISIS against worldwide Christianity, and what the world must do about it. Along the way, he introduces us to the courageous Christians who have stared down ISIS and lived to raise their crosses higher.
Both titles are available now for pre-order in paperback.
Two of the images used in this article appeared previously at Christianity 201