Books on the Persecuted church

Here is a collection of books I strongly recommend to develop a better understanding of those who are persecuted for their faith in Jesus Christ.

  • Seeking Allah, finding Jesus

    A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity

    by nabeel qureshi

    Type the content for this list item here. This is just example text to show you what it will look like when you enter text content into this list item. Your unique, authentic, and appropriate text will be filled into this section. Once you click into this text area, you will see the filler text disappear.

  • persecuted

    the global assault on christians

    by paul marshall, lela gilbert, nina shea

    By Paul Marshall, Lela Gilbert, Nina Shea

    Many Americans do not understand that Christians today are victims in many parts of the world. Even many Western Christians, who worship and pray without fear of violent repercussions, are unaware that so many followers of Christ live under governments, and among people who are often openly hostile to their faith. They think martyrdom became a rarity long ago.

    PERSECUTED refutes these assumptions. This book offers a glimpse at the modern-day life of Christians worldwide, recounting the ongoing attacks that rarely make international headlines.

    As Western Christians pray for the future of Christ's church, it is vital that they understand a large part of the world's Christian believers live in danger. PERSECUTED gives documented accounts of the persecution of Christians in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and former Soviet nations. It contains vivid stories of men and women who suffer abuse because of their faith in Jesus Christ, and tell of their perseverance and courage.

    PERSECUTED is far more than a thorough and moving study of this global pattern of violence, it is a cry for freedom and a call to action.

  • God's Smuggler

    a true-life thriller that will leave you breathless!

    By Brother Andrew

    By Brother Andrew with John & Elizabeth Sherrill

    As a boy, Brother Andrew dreamed of being an undercover spy working behind enemy lines. As a man he found himself working undercover for God. His was a mission filled with danger, financed by faith, supported by miracles.

    Told it was impossible to minister behind the Iron Curtain, Andrew knew that nothing was too hard for God. Crossing "closed" borders, he prayed, "Lord, in my luggage I have Scripture I want to take to Your children. When You were on earth, You made blind eyes see. Now, I pray, make seeing eyes blind. Do not let the guards see those things You do not want them to see." And they never did.

    For 35 years, Brother Andrew's life story has inspired millions to step out on their own journeys of faith. This young Dutch factory worker's near-incredible adventures testify of God's step-by-step guidance and hour by hour provision available to all who follow His call.

    Far from being over, Brother Andrew's current adventures are his most challenging yet. In a new prologue and epilogue, the Sherrills carry his story into the new millennium with an account of Andrew's work in the "closed" societies of Islam.

  • Light force 

    a stirring account of the church caught in the Middle east crossfire

    By Brother Andrew

    By Brother Andrew and Al Janssen

    In the midst of never-ending debates, protest, riots, suicide bombings, and broken peace initiatives, one man came to make a difference. He sought out church leaders and urged them not to flee the violence but to stay and strengthen their congregations to become a force for change. He faced the fiery rhetoric of Muslim fundamentalists head on and told them that the only hope for peace would come through Jesus, the Prince of Peace.

    Previously known for his determination to deliver Bibles behind the Iron Curtain, Brother Andrew has spent the last 30 years on a very different quest. He has traveled to Lebanon, the West Bank, Gaza and Israel to support the struggling Church. His mission: to bring hope to the believers caught in the crossfire of the most volatile region on earth.

  • no god but one allah or jesus?

    a former muslim investigates the evidence for islam & christianity

    By Nabeel Qureshi

    Type the content for this list item here. This is just example text to show you what it will look like when you enter text content into this list item. Your unique, authentic, and appropriate text will be filled into this section. Once you click into this text area, you will see the filler text disappear.

  • The Calling  

    A Challenge to Walk the Narrow Road

    By Brother Andrew

    By Brother Andrew with Verne Backer

    Have you ever had someone say, "You can't do that."? That's what Bible smuggler Brother Andrew and persecuted Christians around the world hear as they set out to do what God asks of them. But it doesn't stop them from answering the Calling, even when it may cost them their lives! 

    What is God asking you to do for him? And how can you have the courage to follow through no matter what the circumstances?

    In The Calling, you'll discover ten simple, straightforward steps for hearing God's voice, responding to His call, and spreading His love in extraordinary ways. You'll be inspired by Brother Andrew's gripping true-life tales of bringing banned Christian literature into communist China, turbulent Africa, and repressive Muslim nations. And you'll gain courage from the amazing testimonies of people of different ages and cultures who are passionately living out their faith in spite of intense persecution.

    Walk the narrow road and experience God's calling for yourself. Life will never be the same and neither will you!

  • The Narrow road

    Stories of Those who walk this road together

    By Brother Andrew

    By Brother Andrew with John & Elizabeth Sherrill; Featuring Jars of Clay

    Begin with the incredible autobiography of Brother Andrew (God's Smuggler). From 1955 to the present hour, this remarkable man has risked his life smuggling Bibles into countries where Scriptures are outlawed. His report, packed with dangerous adventures and high drama, testifies to God's miraculous provision for those who follow where He leads.

    Journey into places still hostile to Christians, with profiles on courageous champions of the faith. Meet teens and others across the globe who, like the believers Jars of Clay visited, are mercilessly persecuted for their faith, yet display extraordinary joy. Their stories, along with Brother Andrew's will forever change the way you walk the narrow road.

  • The Insanity of god

    A true story of faith resurrected

    by Nik ripken

    By Nik Ripken with Gregg Lewis

    Nik Ripken has walked with followers of Christ from the hills of Kentucky to war-torn Somalia. Faced with suffering in his own family, the realities of war around him, and the systemic destruction of the work he felt called to do, the evil was at times overwhelming. How could God be good, when life was so dark? How could Christ reign victorious on a day when the number of martyrs included some of Nik's best friends? Is there really power in Christ no matter the circumstance?

    The ashes of Somalia led the Ripken's to travel around the world to listen to the stories of more than six hundred believers in over sixty countries. These were men and women who had learned to be tough enough and prepared enough to walk with Jesus through environments of persecution. These believers shout along with the testimony of those in Scripture that Jesus is worth it; He is worth my life, the life of my spouse, and the lives of my children.

    How does faith survive, let alone flourish in the places of life that are overcome with the darkness of sin, despair, and hopelessness? Join Nik as he tells the story of being taught by believers in persecution "how to follow Jesus, how to love Jesus, and how to walk with Him day by day. We may think that we would rather live like the world than do do the "insane" things that Jesus asks of us. But are we really more joyful than those walking the darkest, craziest paths? What does it mean if we are not? Is God truly enough? Have your questions answered in The Insanity of God.

  • Blood Brothers

    The true story of middle east unrest.

    by elias chacour

    By Elias Chacour with David Hazard, Forward by James A. Baker III, former U.S. Secretary of State

    As a child, Elias Chacour lived in a small Palestinian village in Galilee. The townspeople were  proud of their ancient Christian heritage and live at peace with their Jewish neighbors. But in 1948 and '49 their idyllic lifestyle was swept away as tens of thousands of Palestinians were killed and nearly one million were forced into refugee camps.

    An exile in his native land, Elias began a years-long struggle with his love for the Jewish people and the world's misunderstanding of his own people, the Palestinians. How was he to respond? He found his answer in the simple, haunting words of the Man of Galilee: "Blessed are the peacemakers."

    In Blood Brothers, Chacour blends his riveting life story with historical research to reveal a little-known side of the Arab-Israeli conflict and the birth of modern Israel.

  • secret believers

    What happens when muslims believe in christ

    By Brother Andrew

    By Brother Andrew and Al Janssen

    In his most incredible and eye-opening book to date, Brother Andrew invites you to meet these brave men and women you never knew existed. This is the riveting true story of the church in Islamic countries struggling to come to grips with hostile governments, terrorist acts, and an influx of Muslims coming to Christ. The names and places have been changed to protect the real people in the real places. But the stories are true.

    Secret Believers not only gives you a glimpse of the lives of these courageous believers, it also proposes four practical initiatives for Christians in the West to help these persecuted brothers and sisters. It calls us to join a new kind of jihad, leaving vengeance behind in favor of forgiveness, radical love and unyielding prayer.

New On The Shelf

    Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

    A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity

    By Nabeel Qureshi   Foreword by Lee Strobel

    In Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, now expanded with bonus content, Nabeel Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, complete with friendships, investigations, and supernatural dreams along the way.

    Providing an intimate window into a loving Muslim home, Qureshi shares how he developed a passion for Islam before discovering, almost against his will, evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and claimed to be God. Unable to deny the arguments but not wanting to deny his family, Qureshi struggled with an inner turmoil that will challenge Christians, Muslims, and all those who are interested in the world's great religions. 

    Engaging and though-provoking, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus tells a powerful story of the clash between Islam and Christianity in one man's heart --- and of the peace he eventually found in Jesus.

    No God But One Allah or Jesus?

    by Nabeel Qureshi   Follow-up to SEEKING ALLAH, FINDING JESUS

    In Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, Nabeel Qureshi recounted his dramatic journey, describing his departure from Islam and his decision to follow Christ. In the decade that followed, he realized that the world's two largest religions are far more different than they initially appeared.

    In this anticipated follow-up book, Nabeel reveals what he discovered, providing a thorough and careful comparison of the evidence for Islam and Christianity----evidence that wrenched his heart and transformed his life.

    No God But One: Allah or Jesus? addresses the most important questions at the interface o f Islam and Christianity: How do the two religions differ? Are the differences significant? Can we be confident that either Christianity or Islam is true? And most important, is it worth sacrificing everything for the truth?

    Nabeel share stories from his life and ministry, casts new light on current events, and explores pivotal incidents in the histories of both religions, providing a resource that is gripping and thought- provoking, respectful and challenging.

    Both Islam and Christianity teach that there is No God but One, but who deserves to be worshiped, Allah or Jesus?