Song of the Nightingale
An inspirational and challenging true story of one woman's faith, so strong it could not be broken even in the face of imprisonment and torture. Song of the Nightingale is the true story of Helen Berhane, held captive...
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An inspirational and challenging true story of one woman's faith, so strong it could not be broken even in the face of imprisonment and torture.
Song of the Nightingale is the true story of Helen
Berhane, held captive for over two years in appalling conditions in her native Eritrea. Her crime? Sharing her faith in Jesus, and refusing, even though horrendously tortured, to deny him.
A sobering, painful, heart-rending account of true faith in the face of evil, this book makes for uncomfortable
and yet inspirational reading. Helen says, 'I want to give a message to those of you who are Christians and live in the free world: You must not take your freedom for granted. If I could sing in prison, imagine what you can do for God's glory with your freedom.' A real challenge for the church in the West.
Helen Berhane (born c. 1975) is a Christian Gospel singer who was a prisoner in Eritrea.</br> </br> Berhane is a member of the Rema church, one of several minority Evangelical Christian churches not officially recognized by the state of Eritrea and heavily persecuted. She was arrested on 13 May 2004, shortly after she released an album of Christian music, after refusing to sign a document pledging to end all participation in Evangelical activities, which included her music. She was detained at Mai Serwa military camp, north of the capital Asmara. She had no possibility of contact with her family and was denied legal representation or medical care.</br> Berhane was released from prison in late October 2006. She and her daughter Eva were granted asylum in Denmark after fleeing to the Sudanese capital of Khartoum for refuge</br> </br> Berhane's 2003 album, T' Kebaeku (I Am Anointed), was re-released in Europe in June 2006.</br> </br>