Killing Christians: Living the Faith Where It's Not Safe to Believe
Severe persecution is an everyday reality for many Christians living in Syria, Iran, Egypt, Lebanon, and other Muslim-majority nations. In Killing Christians, Tom Doyle reveals the true stories of those who have faced imprisonment, torture, and even execution for staying...
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Severe persecution is an everyday reality for many Christians living in Syria, Iran, Egypt, Lebanon, and other Muslim-majority nations. In Killing Christians, Tom Doyle reveals the true stories of those who have faced imprisonment, torture, and even execution for staying faithful to Christ.
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. InKilling 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.
Tom Doyle pastored churches in Colorado, Texas, and New Mexico for a total of twenty years before becoming a missionary in the Middle East. His passion for Israel was fed through guiding tours there, eventually becoming a tour guide for the State of Israel. Tom also serves as the Middle East director for e3 Partners, a global church planting ministry. He is author of Two Nations Under God. He and his wife, JoAnn, have six children and two grandchildren.