What does it cost to follow Jesus? For these men and women, the answer was: everything. They were ready to give witness to Christ in the face of intense persecution, even if it cost them their lives.
What do you get?
36 stories of saints from early Christian time through to modern witnesses. 36 stories of men and women who suffered for their faith in God. Many died, others lived, all suffered for their faith.
Why is this important?
Our brothers and sisters, suffering for their faith should be remembered. Doesn't mean they need to be made important than anyone else, but they should be remembered, they should be prayed for (the ones currently suffering) and they should be held up as an example to keep going on, to hold fast to one's faith in the Lord REGARDLESS of what happens to oneself. Keep steadfast and sure is what they lives of these men and women call us to. It's a reminder to us who have their life of faith relatively unchallenged what it means to HAVE faith, to know that it will be challenged, and that we should hold fast to God and his promises.
What did I think?
Thoroughly enjoyed this book.
I called me to mind my faith a bit more than I do sometimes.
Different people, men, women and youth... called by God to be his own, and suffering, sometimes horribly, as a result of that deep love for God and holding fast... it's a heart call to not mind the skepticism that can be thrown one's way for having faith. To hold fast despite the "uh, that's not important" comments that one hears at times.
If you want to know more of those who have gone on before, those that are standing for God RIGHT NOW, this book will help you do that. :) Not always an easy read, but a good and necessary one.
AND wonderfully I am allowed to host a giveaway so that YOU TOO can own a copy of this book and learn to stand with those gone on before.
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