Entries tagged with: Persecution

Dr. Sa’eed of Iran

By: Jay M. Rasooli & Cady H. Allen

This is the story of a Kurdish doctor, his acceptance as a mullah and teacher of his people, his struggles in turning from Islam to Christianity, his resulting banishment and persecution, and his faithfulness and service to his Lord. This book tells of the struggles and triumphs of a Christian in a country steeped in Islam.

The Gospel Unhindered

By: Doug Priest, ed.

This book deals with issues such as current approaches to Bible translation, churches undergoing persecution, spiritual warfare and animists, and the possibility of a greater understanding between Muslims and Christians. All discussions use the book of Acts as their starting point. The various contributors explore these and other issues from their years of experience in over fifteen countries.

World Christian Trends, AD 30-AD 2200

By: David Barrett & Todd Johnson

World Christian Trends, AD 30-AD 2200

This valuable resource is a global overview of world Christianity that analyzes, interprets, and evaluates the country-by-country data reported in the 2001 World Christian Encyclopedia. This “third volume” still stands on its own. Special features include the first-ever statistical survey of evangelism/evangelization, a statistical survey of persecution and Christian martyrs, and projections to AD 2200 about Christianity and world religions. Includes glossary, bibliography, color maps, and a CD-ROM.

There are many updates to data in the newly published Atlas of Global Christianity, but the analysis in this Trends volume remains correct.   In fact, Todd Johnson has affirmed that this book contains analyses that are not found in the original Encyclopedia, the new Atlas, or even the online World Christian Database.

The discussions unique to this publication include:

• GEOSTATUS: 70 Global Diagrams
• COSMO-CHRONOLOGY: A chronology of world evangelization from Creation to New Creation
• MARTYROLOGY: The demographics of Christian martyrdom, AD 33-AD 2001
• GEO-RENEWAL: Four mega-typologies analyzing empirical global Christianity
• INDEPENDENCY: Post-denominationalism
• GEO-TRENDS: Statistical trends over 2,000 years
• WHO’S WHO: Names and biographies
• GLOBALISTICS: Quick-reference global statistical index on 4,200 subjects
• MONITORING: Monitoring global Christianity and world evangelization   
• MISSIOMETRICS: The science of mission: counting, measuring, and interpreting global Christianity
• GEO-SCRIPTURES: Global distribution and density of Christian scriptures, AD 30-AD 2025
• FINANCE: The finances of global Christianity, AD 1900-AD 2001   
• EVANGELIZATION: Evangelize in 420 dimensions; its historical development
• GEO-STRATEGIES: 1,500 global plans to evangelize the world

In so many subject areas of world evangelization, World Christian Trends still represents the most comprehensive analysis ever done.

The Heavenly Man

By: Paul Hattaway

The Heavenly Man is the intensely dramatic story of how God took a young, half-starved boy from a poor village and used him mightily to preach the gospel despite horrific opposition. Brother Yun is one of China’s house church leaders, a man who, despite his relative youth, has suffered prolonged torture and imprisonment for his faith. His account challenges any complacency about the situation in China where international investment ignores the brutal fact that religious persecution is still a daily reality for millions.

China’s Christian Martyrs

By: Paul Hattaway

China's Christian Martyrs is the first ever attempt to document the stirring testimonies of thousands of believers throughout history who have crowned their commitment to Jesus Christ by laying down their lives in China. Hattaway has painstakingly researched and recorded more than 500 inspirational profiles. From the Tibetan Christian who was bound and sewn into a wet yak skin and left in the sun to be squeezed to death as the skin tightened; to the Uygur Christians in northwest China who were told by the Muslim Emir, It is my duty, according to our law, to put you to death because by your preaching you have destroyed our faith! China's martyrs have included some famous names, such as John and Betty Stam, Eric Liddell whose life was celebrated in Chariots of Fire, and Watchman Nee. But the great majority of China's martyrs have been simple men and women, boys and girls whom the world had no regard for. They perished in countless places and by the most barbaric methods, but were all raised imperishable because of their faith in Jesus Christ. China's Christian Martyrs will not fail to encourage and challenge you to a deeper walk with Jesus Christ. A must for any serious Christian and a book you will return to for inspiration throughout your life.

Singing through the Night

By: Anneke Companjen

Believers in the West are understanding more about Christians struggling in other parts of the world. However, many of the accounts of the persecuted church are missing an important part of the story--the women. In this stirring book, Anneke Companjen sheds light on the lives of eleven women suffering persecution in nine different countries around the world. Through their true stories of imprisonment, full of loss and pain, and unexpected joy, these women inspire Western readers to persevere and endure their own hardships for the cause of Christ. At the end of each chapter there are questions for deeper study, whether for individual use or as a guide for small groups seeking to understand and pray for our persecuted sisters. Readers will be deeply moved by the strength and faith of these courageous women.

Missions In Contexts Of Violence (EMS 15)

By: Keith E. Eitel, ed.

This volume deals with the contexts of violence. In an age of increasing concern for this type of missionary work, the missions community needs to hear from those that have reflected on the multifaceted elements involved in understanding the phenomenon of martyrdom-persecution violence as it relates to telling the age-old Gospel story. The place to begin is with Biblical and theological analysis followed by the grounding provided by constructing consequent lifestyles, strategies and practices in physically risky settings. Finally, insights from the live settings of violence are warranted.


By: Paul Hattaway

In the ‘Fire & Blood’ series, Paul Hattaway charts the story of the Christian church in China from earliest beginnings to the present day. This comprehensive first volume tells the stories of those who have died for their faith in Christ in China, from all creeds or denominations and nationalities, including indigenous Chinese believers. Illustrated with more than 500 b/w illustrations. With Forewords by Brother Yun (The Heavenly Man), Moses Xie and Dr Tom White

Vietnam’s Christians

By: Reg Reimer

In 1975, Vietnam, united under communism, fell behind a bamboo curtain. Many feared the worst for churches there. But fifteen years later, churches, especially among Vietnam’s ethnic minority mountain peoples, suddenly exploded in number and vitality.

Sorrow & Blood


On behalf of the WEA Mission Commission, William Carey Library is pleased to launch a landmark anthology and resource.

This is a new publication in the Globalization of Mission series, Sorrow & Blood: Christian Mission in Contexts of Suffering, Persecution, and Martyrdom. The editorial team of William Taylor (USA), Tonica van der Meer (Brazil), and Reg Reimer (Canada) worked over four years to compile this unique resource anthology.

This book is the product of the Mission Commission's global missiology task force and a worldwide team of committed colleagues and writers. Some 62 writers from 23 nations have collaborated to generate this unique global resource and anthology. Ajith Fernando of Sri Lanka and Christopher Wright of the UK each wrote prefaces to the book

This latest WEA volume has the potential of profoundly shaping our approach to mission in today’s challenging and increasingly dangerous world.

Lessons Learned in the Lion’s Den

By: Daniel Waheli

Lessons Learned in the Lion’s Den shares the journey of one missionary family as the father is detained in a predominantly Muslim country in Africa.  Daniel Waheli’s time spent in prison is ripe for building intimacy with the Lord in the midst of confusion, suffering, and uncertainty. The accounts of his wife and two young children offer a glimpse into the inner life of the family during this trying time. The heart of this story is not a man imprisoned, but a family united—in hope, love, and a pressing desire that God be glorified in all things.

In a world where mission strategies come and go and often fall short of being effective, Waheli distills his experience into twelve principles for building character to better serve the Lord and persevere in His call. Whether you are a pioneer among unreached people groups or simply a Christian hungry to see Jesus glorified in your daily life, these tried and true concepts will prepare you to endure in the face of hardship.