I was given the book, Bearing Witness, to review. I was interested in this book because I'm still in the beginning stages of learning about Christianity. So I was excited to be chosen to get a chance to really learn about the sacrifices people have gone through in the past for Christianity.
About Bearing Witness: Stories of Martyrdom and Costly Discipleship
From the stoning of Stephen in the first-century Jerusalem to Nigerian Christians persecuted by Boko Haram in 2015, these stirring accounts will inspire greater faithfulness to the way of Jesus, reminding believers what costly discipleship looks like in any age. Bearing Witness brings together dozens of accounts from around the world of Christians who gave witness to their faith in the face of intense persecution, even if it costs them their lives.
In selecting stories for this book, the editors focused on Anabaptist martyrs and others who suffered for their commitment to believer’s baptism and nonviolence.
Publisher: Plough Publishing House
About the editors:
Charles E. Moore has complied and edited several acclaimed books and Timothy Keiderling is a researcher for the Bearing Witness Stories Project.
This book is very interesting. I honestly had no idea what people of the Christian faith have gone through. There are so many stories of people who had unwavering faith in Christ and what he did. It is pretty amazing and makes me look at my life and see if I would have unwavering faith like they did. The torture these people put up with was unbelievable. All for their faith and with them being martyrs or succumbing to society's punishment against them, they kept this religion alive. It is really inspiring but at the same time, you hurt for what they went through. So it is a pretty good book in my opinion to open your eyes to what people went through for their faith and I think it makes you ask yourself if you're that strong in your faith to do what they did.
To purchase the book: http://www.plough.com/en/topics/faith/witness/bearing-witness-stories-of-martyrdom?s=i-fp
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