Wednesday, April 10, 2013

"Captive in Iran" by Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirizadeh

Evin - a prison in Tehran, is a place of unspeakable evil. Yet Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirizadeh survived 259 days there. How? Why? Where did their strength come from ?

Maryam and Marziyeh are Christians who were willing to speak to anyone about their faith. But Iran is not a tolerant place, and they were picked up, questioned, and put in the evil Evin prison. The charge - spreading Christianity and Bibles. But, no matter what the question, or how bad the conditions got, these two brave women stood for their faith and provided strength and help to those around them. Through prayer and steadfastness, they carried on their ministry, even though the unsanitary conditions and horrifying events. They brought God's light to the darkness of the prison, and gave hope to the many prisoners there. This book chronicles their journey, proving that God is with us no matter where we go.

Wow! This book should wake complacent Christians up. What would we do if believing in Christ was a crime? This true story will provide an eye-opening account of what can happen when Christians stand. I recommend it to everyone because we can all learn to stand and trust during the tough times. It is definitely a book that groups could spend multiple hours discussing. I received my review copy from Tyndale Publicity in exchange for an honest review.

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