Persecuted: A Global Assault on Christians (Book Review)

June 16, 2013

I mentioned in April that I was thrilled to discover the website Booksneeze! This website offers the opportunity to receive free books in exchange for honest reviews from bloggers. I was excited to find this site because as y'all know I do love reading and what a great opportunity! I also appreciate the opportunity (as a writer) to examine someone else's work! There are so many talented writers in our society! *smiles* In April I did my first review for them on the book: Days Like These: Even in the Darkest Moments, Light Can Shine Through by Kristian and Rachel Anderson.

Last month I requested the book: Persecuted: A Global Assault on Christians written by Paul Marshall, Lela Gilbert, and Nina Shea. The book profoundly discusses the widespread persecution of Christians and how persecution has not decreased but instead continued to increase in the 21st century. While the book takes a very theoretical and logical approach to the topic and can sometimes read like a news report there are emotional stories of oppression, abuse, and violence that span the globe found in each chapter. These stories allow the reader to easily connect to the book. In the last part of the book the book offers suggestions on how Christians can deal with the persecution that they and the church at large face today.

To be honest the book is shocking to read in some parts as I did not know how much widespread persecution is taking place throughout the world. My heart broke for those around the globe that have to deal with the intense persecution that is described in this book. While some areas that persecution occurred did not surprise me I was shocked at some corners of our planet that I did not know endured persecution. 

I would definitely recommend that every Christian read this book and be inspired in a fresh and hew way to share your faith. I would also recommend this book to understand the persecution and the way that Christian beliefs are threatened around the globe. How can we not understand and do something about this when there are brothers and sisters around the world dying or enduring horrific abuses? 
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

1 comment

  1. I have never heard of that book, but I do know that Christians are being persecuted. I find it horrible to persecute someone and I think religion is just...well, I could go into how bad it is, but we all know it's bad and wrong.