Thursday, April 4, 2013
Persecuted: Book Review
It is quite revealing to see the letter "T" be the cross in the word Persecuted.. Here it is the week after Easter and I have this book in my hands. It is difficult to stomach the horrors worldwide to
our brothers and sisters in Christ. Eric Metaxas writes in the Forward : these stories will and
should shake us. But let them all speak to your heart and drive you to "be anxious for nothing,"
but to pray in faith, knowing God covets our prayers for those he loves. ...May the Lord
deeply bless you through it." I had to hold my heart and tears reading about Communist countries, tyranny, repression, policies of persecution, war, and terrorism where the light of the
Gospel is so dim and violently oppressed. Those called to those places are more than
brave. They are called. I hadn't thought about the Lord coveting your prayers for His
loved ones in tragic danger.
This book will put you on your knees. We rarely hear or read of these casualties. They are real.
It is a pattern of violence all over the world. I highly recommend this book . It will be what Eric Metaxas says : a profoundly important and inspiring book. It will inspire you to pray most of all. Very, very,
very important prayers for our brothers and sisters in Christ.
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